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http://www.mpt.org/motorweek/upcomingshows.shtml

MotorWeek #2337
With Host John Davis
PBS Broadcast Window Begins May 14, 2004

Road Test: The small but powerful 2004 Lotus Elise Sports Car
Road Test: The summer fun 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser Convertible
For a Cleaner America Series - Is Natural Gas a Reliable Alternative Fuel?
High Road: Mustang Anniversary
 

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You gotta love "Motorweak." They're calling the Elise a 2004 when all of the Lotus press releases refer to her as a 2005.

The "crack" staff at "Motorweak" that loves everything they drive can't even get the model year right. Come on guys, at least pick up the press release and read it a time or two.

Rumor is, on the same episode, Pat Goss will show us how to affix a "Screaming Chicken" decal to the front of the Elise. :D
 

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OK, here's a twisty question...

I posted this because the MW notification just only was posted yesterday - the other post was from the SpeedTV website. The false alarm from February had only a SpeedTV listing, not a MW confirmation.

Anyway, here's a listing of some of MW's recent roadtests...

Porsche 911 Turbo: 4.2 / 12.6 @ 115 / 114
Porsche GT3: 4.5 / 12.9 @ 113 / 114
Cadillac CTS-V: 5.3 / 13.7 @ 108 / 123
Mitsubishi EVO: 5.0 / 13.8 @ 101 / ?
Subaru WRX STi: 5.1 / 13.8 @ 100 / ?
Porsche 911 C4S Cabriolet: 5.7 / 14.2 @ 102 / 116
Honda S2000: 6.3 / 14.6 @ 98 / ?
Nissan 350Z: 6.1 / 14.8 @ 100 / 117
Mazda RX-8: 6.6 / 15.2 @ 93 / 119
Honda delSol VTEC: 6.4 / 15.1 @ 96 / 126 - my old Sol review included from 1994 - just because ;)

So... I'm guestimating a best time for our baby of...

Lotus Elise: 5.2 / 13.8 @ 100 / 118

(just because they can't drive!)

Any other guesses?
 

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I watched Motor Week recently hoping to see the Elise episode, it's been a few years since I have seen it. Man oh man Pat Goss lost some serious weight! That guy must have shed 100+ pounds, good for Pat. I can't wait to see the goofs on Motor Week test the Elise, hey maybe they will get a 60 - 0 braking distance of 75 feet!
 

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does anyone know what color the car is and if it has the sport pack on it?
 

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Originally posted by shay2nak
does anyone know what color the car is and if it has the sport pack on it?
I'll answer my own question!

Kermit Green with the sport pack!
 

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Yep, I saw the teaser. While it was green, I didn't notice if it had the sports pack.
 

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I set up my Replay to record Motorweek so I got to see the teaser from this week's episode. Yes it is Krypton and yes it has LSS wheels.

It suggested that they "track tested" it. So, my guess is that it is a report based on the press event at Barber??
 

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I'll bet they didn't get an Apache helicopter to chase them around the circuit though :)
Sorry I couldn't resist, just watched the Exige vid :D
 
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