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Need Advice - Elise 190R vs US Elise

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Hi

Anyone with real life experience with the Elise Sport 190R -- I need some advice.

Have a US Elise on order list and have found a nice used Elise Sport 190. I plan 90% track use (I realize the limitation on registering the car for street use).

I believe the 190R may be arguably a better track car than the US version -- but have no experience with the car or engine - the high output Rover VHPD.

Also wonder what the value of the older 190 will be in the future?? Can see it both ways - up or down??

Any thoughts and advice appreciated???

Thanks - Jon
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Hmmm

Was the car you are looking at imported by Lotus USA? If it wasn't, I wouldn't touch it.

If it was, it is set up for the track basically. You can get the A038 tyres and you are good to go.

I bought an Exige for track use and I think it great. I wanted a dedicated track car. Sure it would be nice to drive it on the street every now and then, but I don't miss anything by not having it on the street. It isn't a great car for the street.

The new Elise will be a nice track car after some work is done - suspension and brakes mainly, but you will also have to add a roll bar, harnesses, fire system and other "track" items.

I'm thinking of selling my S2000 and getting an Elise for my weekend car, but we'll see.
 

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Did I make an argument???

I said what I saw - no conclusions were drawn. The Exige was faster than a 340R on the track.

All comparisons are crap unless you using equal drivers.

The 340r weighs somewhere around 1450 and the Exige weighs in around 1700.
 
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