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MSRP is well worth it!

Here are some of my other toys! Believe me the Elise is well underpriced even at $50K!!!
 

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well the least you could do is give us driving comparisons among all the nice toys
 

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Welcome to the board and nice cars you have there.

Have you taken delivery of your Elise?
 

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This is a tough crowd! LMAO
 

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Stan said:
Camera phone?
I don't think so the res is a bit high for that. I think the compression is a bit too high...
 

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Patricko said:
I don't think so the res is a bit high for that. I think the compression is a bit too high...
Camera phones are getting to be fairly high res these days. The color fringes around the house scream cheap optics to me, not compression, so I'd go w/ camera phone or web-cam.
 

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MSRP and other toys.

Well, I have to say, some of the responses are interesting.
FOR the record: My son took the photo of me and my toys, the camera is just fine!
So, I added a photo of the latest toy. 2005 Twin Turbo Cabriolet S Porsche.
Set me back over $150k before taxes, but like some of you asked: How does the Elis compare to the monster exotics?

Over the last 10 years I have owned and driven, I mean really driven many exotics including the F1 McLaren I owned in
Germany where transacted some business, and the lousy F50 Ferrari.

The Lotus Elise I drove on a racetrack in Hawaii
( Barbers Naval Station ) in January of 2000.
It was the original prototype made for Europeans.
The car was incredible. The meet was for exotic cars
owners exclusively and we were all asked to bring
our favorite handling car. I brought my water
cooled Twin Turbo Porsche, my best freind brought
his Diablo VT, and another his vintage Cobra.
We even raced on the track which consists of more turns
than straightaways. THE LOTUS won every time!
Now, in the straightaway ( 3/4 mile long ) the Lambo and
Porsche caught up, but when it came to the turns, the
Elise showed her beauty! I can only describe her
handling power like that of peanut butter in the roof of your mouth: Sticky!
 

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MSRP and Other Toys.

Well, spelling mistakes aside to continue with my previous comments.

I could NOT get the Elise to understeer or oversteer.
No matter how fast I had her in the turns. I even passed
the Professional Race Driver Porsche had flown in from
Germany ( he was driving my Twin Turbo Porsche ) to his amazement.

The gear box, while tough at times ( I love the gates )
reminded me of my old Ferrari Testarossa 512R. Each gear
had it's specific idiosyncracy. First was loud, screamy and Fast!
Second was less tame and more power, Third gear was total
ectasy as she got into the low 50's and red lining wasn't even
a thought. I compare that to my Gallardo where in first gear,
I go from 0-58 in less than 4.00 seconds before second gear
is needed. But the most interesting aspect of the Elise IS
her cornering ability.

REMEMBER: Porsche was the first to achieve over 1.0 G in a
stock car and consistently! Lotus Elise acheives repeated
1.06 G as a two wheel drive! WOW! Until you hit 1.0 G,
you havent made a turn! Especially in a corner that is rated
at 50mph and you are sailing thru at 100 MPH!!! Believe me,
it is the BEST handling seat of the pants car in the World for
the money.

Now, I just drove a Koenigsegg CCR last week ( $575K )
soon to be introduced in the US, and it achieves
1.30G! BUT you could own 10 Elises for one Koenigsegg.
I'll take one of each! ( Ha ha ).

And just for the fun of it.....here's a photo of me and my
Hummer and a few Off the Road toys.... Ignore the wine...
we ended up drinking both bottles! Let me add the
next post about WHY the Elise is WAY underpriced!
 

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Re: MSRP and Other Toys.

globecom said:
I could NOT get the Elise to understeer or oversteer.
No matter how fast I had her in the turns.
You saying you "could not get the Elise to understeer or oversteer" seems to imply that you tried but failed? :rolleyes:

How fast were you going... 5mph?
 

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I dunno, sounds more like someone who really loves cars and is excited by past experiences with them. If I had the chance to drive a Konigsegg I don't think I'd be able to stop talking about it for weeks! ;)
 

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would u like to adopt me...i dont eat much nor knoe the difference between right and wrong...
 

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Damn guys stop being so freaking jealous. He has what he has and doesnt need to tip toe around your insecurities as to what he can afford. If it bothers you so much go earn it yourself and then you won't feel so threatened.

I'm glad this guy is posting and sharing his passion for vehicles. At least he aint to snobby to share it with us...thanks
 

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1FASTMX5 said:
Damn guys stop being so freaking jealous. He has what he has and doesnt need to tip toe around your insecurities as to what he can afford. If it bothers you so much go earn it yourself and then you won't feel so threatened.

I'm glad this guy is posting and sharing his passion for vehicles. At least he aint to snobby to share it with us...thanks
Can I get a witness.
 
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