Why? Of course there's a Civic out there which is going to be faster. A purpose-built drag civic (like: K-Tuned. Race Proven. Archive Drag Cartel – 8 Second All Motor Civic) will unquestionably outrun any Lotus on a 1/4 mile strip. No car is the fastest at everything although many are pretty good at a lot of things.This has to be the quote of the century, Chapman must be turning in his grave...
What I think most people need to keep in mind is that, in America cars are deemed fast by only 1 grading scale.... the 1/4 mile. Now I know the S260 is a quick car by that standard, but how many people here in the states can even tell the difference between an Elise (which isn't terribly quick) and an Exige S260? In my experience, not may people even know there's an Exige, or believe it's the exact same outside of "it's not a convertible.I really hate the stereotype that lotus cars are slow.. =[
I think i can speak for all modded Exige S owners when I say it's frustrating to hear at cars shows when people walk by and tell their buddies how it only has 190hp and it's really slow... especially when you're in the ballpark of 300HP....
Really? I think most of them don't even care about 0 to 60 times... they strictly care about HP. Which is why they all think their Camaros could crush every Lotus. Only like, one guy, even mentioned power to weight ratios.Who really cares what the muscle car crowd thinks. They just gauge HP and 0to60 times as what makes a car.