Seeing as how Street Touring rules explicitly include "short throw shift kits" as permitted items, I'd assume that they won't be allowed in stock. One common complaint I've read in 111R test-drives is that the gear lever has a noticably longer throw than in previous Elises. I've always preferred short-throw shifters, like in Miatas and (well-implemented) aftermarket jobs in other cars. Oh well, no big deal. I doubt it will be a school bus or anything.