best handing

Discussion in '2000 Lotus Elise 111S' started by Modena3, Aug 10, 2002.

  1. this is one of the best handling road cars ever 73mph throught the slolam (record)1.41 g's through a high speed corner needs a hell of a lot more power needs something like the S2000's N/A I-4<!-- Signature -->
     
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    yep, although from what I hear, the mini cooper has the best handling, ever.<!-- Signature -->
     
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    <b>yep, although from what I hear, the mini cooper has the best handling, ever.</b></blockquote><center><hr width="90%"></center><!-- END QUOTE -->

    The mini cooper handles extremely wall but next to the Elise is just looks bad..........without doubt the Elise is the best handling car there is on sale today <!-- Signature -->
     
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    As far as the Mini goes I loved the original version but this new one you can keep. In its day in Cooper guise it did best what the Elise does now. Make cars far more expensive look stupid. <!-- Signature -->
     
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    <b>As far as the Mini goes I loved the original version but this new one you can keep. In its day in Cooper guise it did best what the Elise does now. Make cars far more expensive look stupid. </b></blockquote><center><hr width="90%"></center><!-- END QUOTE -->

    Spot on there mate<IMG SRC="http://www.supercars.net/servlets/cMsg/html/emoticons/smile.gif">
    It was a supercar slayer in it's day!
    Kind of the way the Elise is now!<!-- Signature -->
     
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    1.41 gs on the regular elise? ide thaught the Exige was like a racing version of the elise and that the exige could only do like 1.3

    am i wrong?
     
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    Hi all, as this is my first post in supercars.net, I felt I must commemorate the occasion with posting a reply about the handling of the most incredible car ever (in my opinion), the Lotus Elise!!! Although unfortunately I have never driven one, it took my breath away when it was first revealed in 1995, and again when re-released in 2001. I may be the only person in the world to think so, but I see it as not only an enormously capable and accomplished car, but also one of beauty and raw passion. Is it the best handling car ever? Maybe not. The fastest? Certainly not. But many have written that, in the bigger picture, it may just be the BEST sports car EVER. I salute the Maclaren F1 for its magnificence. I take my hat off to the original Mini Cooper and Cooper S for their succesfully radical departure from "normal". But my heart goes to the Elise... forever!

    Meanwhile, I've only got a little Fiat 124 to play with so dreaming will have to do... for now... =)
     
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    Well skidpad and high speed corners are alot different, the high speed corners usually allow higher speed and more grip, skidpad isnt the max g's any car can pull, just a standard they can compare cars with. (the Elise only pulled .98 g's in the skipad because of its lack of power)
     
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    This car not just has excellent handling, it's a very fun car to drive, it communicate with teh driver really well!
     
  10. #10 HNDAKLLR, Oct 22, 2002
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    This car is the best handling street legal car in production. Check out this article written by “Road and Track”. http://www.roadandtrack.com/features/ArticleDisplay.asp?ArticleID=220&page=3
    They tested the 122hp version against the Ferrari 360, Porsche 911 turbo, Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VII, Corvette Z06, Porsche Boxter S, BMW M3 coupe, and the Mazda MP3. It came in second to the Ferrari 360 only because of the lack of power. Had they tested one of the higher power versions offered by lotus I think the results would have been different. Unfortunately this car is not available to us in the US. It is supposedly coming to the US in 2003 or 04. I am anxiously awaiting, but I’ll believe it when I see it.
     
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    everyone here is talking about the car's lack of power. at
     
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    I just found out Alex Billy, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada owns a 1999 Lotus Elise <A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/emoticons.html"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="http://speed.supercars.net/cboardhtml/emoticons/smile.gif"></A> Never Knew we had one....
     
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    Without a doubt, this car is a dream when it comes to handling. I drove one down in Coventry, England, once. It was like the car was on rails. This thing just about drives itself.

    But it needs more top end oomph. Once above 60mph, it runs out of poke. Also, I get the feeling you might be made to look a little stupid if you pull up at the traffic lights next to a TVR Griffith/Chimaera.
     
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    Haha I agree with the last sentiment about TVRs although I hardly think the guy (or girl, for that matter, just to be PC) in the Elise is likely to wanna drag. Correct me if I'm wrong but I thought TVR's were a fair bit more expensive anyway? In any case, I'd be content with the Elise in the knowledge that I don't have to rebuild the engine every 12000 miles!!!
     
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    The Vemac RD180 is another contender.
     
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    Thanks for the PC "or girl." I'm a girl who has one tattoed on her back. They handle like monsters-ohhhhh I want one.
     
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    Haha no probs =0P You have one tattooed on your back??? Wow - your boyfriend must get jealous hehe jk =)
     
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    the elise has excellent handling! i have seen one in person
     

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