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HI All,
Below is taken from the appendix of the Alastair Clements Elise book. They state figures were provided by AUTOCAR and list them as "curb weight"

1996 Elise 1.8L - 1594 lb.
1997 Sport 190 - 1484 lb.
Elise GT-1 - 1985 lb.
1998 Sport 135 - 1632 lb.
1999 S1 111S - 1698 lb.
1999 340R - 1488 lb.
2000 Sport 160 - 1698 lb.
2000 Exige - 1731 lb.
2001 S2 - 1654 lb.
2002 S2 Sport 190 - 1566 lb.
2002 S2 111S - 1720 lb.

Just an FYI. The estimate was that putting all the bits on for the US Elise I was told was about 150 pounds. So I think somewhere in the 1900 pound range seems about right (not including hardtop)

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That's great! Thanks for posting that. FYI, I did a web search and found that the S1 hardtop weights about 65 lbs...so that's a good guestimate for the S2's.
 

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The S2.5/S3 hardtop is a different shapre from the original one.

The S1 hardtop covers all the way from halfway down the buttresses on either side of the engine cover right up to the top of the windscreen.

The S2.5/S3 hadtop is a panel that runs from the front of the rollbar to the windscreen (ie. it's more like a targa roof than a hardtop).

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By the way my new hardtop is 8Kg which is about 18lbs. The 65lbs one must be made of lead or something.

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*IF* this car comes in at 1901 lbs, for my own selfish reasons, I'm going to be a happy person. :)

I know my feelings and what I want to do goes against the grain for the car to be light, but for a certain racing class that has minimum weights associated with it, 1900 is the lightest for a RWD turbo car. ;) (Yes, I said turbo)

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Imp said:
*IF* this car comes in at 1901 lbs, for my own selfish reasons, I'm going to be a happy person. :)

I know my feelings and what I want to do goes against the grain for the car to be light, but for a certain racing class that has minimum weights associated with it, 1900 is the lightest for a RWD turbo car. ;) (Yes, I said turbo)

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If you're going to try what I think you're going to try, be careful not to melt the chassis epoxy. It's all that holds the car together really.

That's not to say it's impossible - just do yuorself a favour and get some temperature tell-tale strips.

Craigy
 
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