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The top of the hood of a Rolls Royce (!)

Sorry no photos, but it's true. :eek:

I happened to be in a dealer's garage area and they had a couple of the press car Elises and one was nose-to-nose with one of the new Rollers. The Elise looked like it could have fit into the Rolls' trunk (boot) !

One of the mechanics said the federal Elise is the first car in about 20 years that's really impressed him, and he's driven a lot of great cars.
 

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It's almost the same level as the Benz's hood too.

Here's a picture from a Euro demo at Scotsdale Lotus:





And this is what the "OVLOV" driver will sees a split second before impact.

;)

And here's what the Elise pilot see's .5 seconds before impact:


Link to old thread of Euro Demo at Scottsdale Lotus:
http://www.elisetalk.com/forums/showthread.php?threadid=746
 

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Heres a comparison from the Pittsburg show but its not real good:

I think someone also once posted a picture of thwm side to side and it was from a show on the west coast of Florida.
 

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Derek said:
Once you get over the fact that it's a ferrari, I think I like the side profile of the Elise more than the 360.
actually I think the side profile of the Elise is its least flattering angle
 

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here's a pic I took outside LCU about 3 weeks ago. The Elise is sitting next to a Honda Accord.

Note: the center third light on the roof of the Elise is lower than the third light on the bottom of the rear window of the Honda!
 

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Genjuro said:
shay2nak has the best Avatar / caption as of right now.
thanks Genjuro! :clap: He will definitely keep us posted on any new problems or info that will come up in the near future. :p
 

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It's images like this that make me feel uneasy about getting the Elise. Its so small that it look out of place, and toy-like. :(

[insert cold feet (again) here]

 

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Allan Gibbs said:
It's images like this that make me feel uneasy about getting the Elise. Its so small that it look out of place, and toy-like. :(

[insert cold feet (again) here]

i'd have to say that this is the best pic that i have seen comparing the size of the Elise among "normal" sized cars. It most certainly looks like a toy - a RC car. I'm amazed everytime i see this photo. Most definitely a badass looking toy. I can't wait to see the demo and drive it.
 

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Agreed on the best pic. It makes the Accord look huge!!

And Baghdad Bob is the funniest Avatar ever! Still, I'll take the bouncing breasts for their curb appeal....
 

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Allan Gibbs said:
It's images like this that make me feel uneasy about getting the Elise. Its so small that it look out of place, and toy-like. :(

[insert cold feet (again) here]

For me images like that one makes me really happy I'll be getting one. Instead of comparing the body I compare the tires and the CG.

Can't wait!!!!!!!!
 

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Pimping said:
I like this one!!

I though Mini`s were small.:clap:
yeah that's a good shot of the height. I wish the picture had been taken farther away to include the entire body of both cars for a better comparison. That's why the 111S and Accord photo is excellent.

Surferjer, thanks for the compliment! :clap:
 

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All of you saying how good the Accord/Elise picture is are making me blush:p

When I saw the 2 of them sitting side by side out front of LCU, I thought it would make a great picture because the Accord is so common it makes for a good ruler.
 

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I wonder if the Elise is lower than a Triumph Spitfire or Mg Midget?
I think it is slightly longer in lenght, but it is still smaller than an MBG or TR6. Is there anyone in GB who can post a picture of some of these cars next to an Elise?
 
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