Excellent info. Thx for posting!
Vantage said:Senior Lotus sources told evo that they also regard 50/50 as the optimum distribution. 'Ideally, we'd want 50/50 with low yaw inertia [the amount of effort needed to get the car to turn from straight ahead] and the same size tyres front and rear. If a car's responses are too fast, the driver can't cope. If the initial turn-in is too quick, it's not a secure feeling. You need to feel a build-up of lateral force as you turn.'
According to this (http://www.sandsmuseum.com/cars/elise/thecar/performance/performance.html), the weight distribution for the S1 Elise is 39/61, 38/62 for the S2, hence the larger tires at the rear. I don't see it getting any closer to 50/50 for the U.S. Elise due to the heavier Toyota engine.s2ka said:What's the weight distribution of the Elise??