Another point to make is that above 2.5 MPH, the bumpers, etc often are expensive to repair/replace. Lotus pointed out in their request for exemption that the costs of repair of the Elise is comparable to the repair of a typical "high end" luxury car. I'm assuming that this means Lexus, Acura, etc. and not Rolls...zvezdah1 said:The bumper standards in the US are NOT for passenger safety, merely to reduce the amount of damage at 2.5(?) mph.