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My wife and I went out driving around the countryside yesterday in an effort to put some more miles on the Elise (can't wait to get the break-in over). My wife hasn't driven the Elise yet, but she made a great observation.

"It's like a horse that just want to run, and is being held back." I wasn't even pushing things - I've kept it under 4,500, and less than a quarter throttle, and yet it does feel like it just wants to run. She did point out to me that I was doing 80 in the 50 zone and hadn't noticed...:eek:

I can wait to let it run free...:D
 

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It's a joy, Tim. When you let it run a bit free, it gets over 100 MPH very, very quickly. It seems to happen all the time. Just don't tell anyone here to avoid being chastised....:no:
 

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Tim, I thought Lotus recommended a few romps into the cams with moderately aggressive throttle as part of break-in.

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They do. You don't want to never get up in the cams.

On my review at 1000 miles, I had hit 8k+ rpms 4 times. :)
 

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TimMullen said:
My wife hasn't driven the Elise yet, but she made a great observation.

"It's like a horse that just want to run, and is being held back." I wasn't even pushing things - I've kept it under 4,500, and less than a quarter throttle, and yet it does feel like it just wants to run. She did point out to me that I was doing 80 in the 50 zone and hadn't noticed...:eek:

I can wait to let it run free...:D
That is VERY bad news for you , Tim.

If she is THAT perceptive and she's sitting in the passenger seat of a car she has not driven.
Plus the engine is still tight and your off "the cams".

You might have to add a second 111:D
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This could lead to one of the more original speeding excuses ever;

but officer I was just trotting
 
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