Well, most road tests of the Elige/Exise, from the time it first got here, pointed to the sport package A048's as 'ringer' tires.the autocross times are for sure confusing. exige should be able to lay the smack down on many of the cars that beat it. Autocross is so dependant on tires and driver (even with the pro) its hard to magazine race with times. I wonder which suspension setup it had. The time by the gtr further confirms my suspiscion that it either comes with "ringer"tires or it can suspend physics. I suspect the former....
And they are absolutely right compared with stock tires on most cars. It becomes a bit more hazy in this all star group. The exiges performance is a bit disapointing but the numbers have never added up for the gtrWell, most road tests of the Elige/Exise, from the time it first got here, pointed to the sport package A048's as 'ringer' tires.
Well, at least it "feels" faster. I would have to disagree with the lag comment. I would assume the car was delivered with the proper set up. Why would Lotus set their car up for failure?I think there's more lag with this supercharger than there is with the turbo in the Evo." Overall, the Lotus is such a pure experience that it just feels faster.
Because the right setup would:Why not deliver the car with the right setup then? And the same argument could be made for any of the cars, I imagine.
I didn't think that the Exige would shine in the high speed oval, but I would've hoped for more in the autocross and the short road course where top speed doesn't matter as much.. especially after the showing that the Elise and Exige did in the C&D Lightning Lap (and VIR is a higher speed track).
Because the right setup would:
1. feel twitchy and darty on public roads,
2. wear our tires faster on highways, and
3. not be as safe for un-educated drivers.
You might be surprised at the extent of the change made by proper setup on the Lotus as compared to most other cars. Still, compared to many of the other cars in that test, the Lotus is a very expensive, very fast little economy car. I'm not knocking it; it's my favorite car in the world. But it's not the fastest. The best SPORTS car in the world does not necessarily mean the fastest car in the world.
Sounds good to me. Two weeks ago I couldn't get a 2008 Viper ACR out of my damn way fast enough. Put a different driver in that beast and it would be a different story.I'm not disagreeing with you, but aren't sports supposed to be competitive? So shouldn't the best sports car win some of the events?