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I am wondering if anyone know the total weight of the Elise with touring and sports package and Hard top?
 

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We have yet to see a final version of the Elise (not even at the LA Auto Show) so it's hard to give an exact answer. What we do know for sure is that a car with only LSS as an option is the lightest car, and a car with Touring + hardtop is the heaviest.
 

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I doubt Sports Package increases weight significantly. Slightly wider tires may add a couple pounds, but one would have to know the weights of the tires first. LSS may be lighter than the stock car.

We know the car with Touring Package is supposed to be 1975 pounds...or 15 pounds more than non-Touring.

Hardtop IMO will not be significantly heavier than the softtop, assuming the softtop was not stowed in the trunk.
 

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I think some cars with the touring option will be lighter than many LSS only cars. That's right!

Why?

Because none, not even one of these cars will drive by themselves. So once the driver is added the scales may well tip:D

A better question is how much weight will you add to the Elise?
 

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Actually I believe the sportspack will be a bit lighter than the touring or standard car, as the forged wheels are pounds lighter each (can't remember specific diff. something like 2-4 pounds lighter each wheel over touring)
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MikeAR303 said:
135lbs for me. With all the 200+lbs guys around I'm thinking I've got to beat them on power-to-weight ratio alone even if my driving skills need to be improved.
 

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Clyde at the Auto Show told me LSS saves 25 lbs.
 

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That's right. At the LA Auto Show, I was told that each front rim saves 4 lbs and each rear rim saves 7 lbs. So that would be 22 lbs. I'll take 25. :D

There's also a deletion option that saves you $500 that throws out the radio & speakers and the AC. But living in CA, I better keep the AC. Anyway, deletion saves another 45 lbs.

Get both and get an Elise @ ~ 1900 lbs.

Then I'll add 150 ;)
 

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Tintin said:
With all the 200+lbs guys around I'm thinking I've got to beat them on power-to-weight ratio alone even if my driving skills need to be improved.
Hah! Yes, your low weight does make a difference. During my first ever driving school weekend, I was assigned two female instructors; one on Sat, a different one on Sunday. They both joked that while I might feel "weird about being teamed up with a chick," I should find benefit in the fact that they added so little weight to my car. Seriously, my first instructor must have been under 100 pounds.

And let me tell you: During my second school weekend, I was assigned a 250-pound instructor. Made a big enough difference for me to feel, certainly.

I weigh about 170 pounds. That's just about 10 percent of the total weight of the car -- a pretty large percentage in the big scheme of automobiles.

Our own sprung weight will certainly make a big difference, yes, at least relative to what it's like driving a 5,500 pound SUV.
 

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How heavy is the hard top? 50lbs?

It won't offer any major protection if a suv were to roll over the Elise, right?
 

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Derek said:
For SUV protection get a Tank. For better theft protection get a hardtop:D
But what about theives in SUV? ;)
 
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