U.S. version or Euro spec.

Discussion in '2000 Lotus Elise 111S' started by daneedfospeed7, Aug 10, 2002.

  1. I've heard that many options like A/C will be included to appeal to the market, but this makes the car undoubtably heavier. Also, what's more disapointing is the softer damping. This hurts the sharp handling and increases body roll while it gnerally decreases the fun factor.

    So, do you guys prefer the U.S. spec where it is likely to have more nice items and limited fun factor, or would you still prefer the more hard core Euro spec.?

    Also, does anyone think that a price around $40,000 is too much? I hope it is closer to the MR2 price range while deliver Boxster-like performance. What do u think?
     
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    <b>I've heard that many options like A/C will be included to appeal to the market, but this makes the car undoubtably heavier. Also, what's more disapointing is the softer damping. This hurts the sharp handling and increases body roll while it gnerally decreases the fun factor.

    So, do you guys prefer the U.S. spec where it is likely to have more nice items and limited fun factor, or would you still prefer the more hard core Euro spec.?

    Also, does anyone think that a price around $40,000 is too much? I hope it is closer to the MR2 price range while deliver Boxster-like performance. What do u think?</b></blockquote><center><hr width="90%"></center><!-- END QUOTE -->

    I just hope that the ac, power windows, and other lux are just options that do not need to be checked. I have no problem allowing people to have ac or power windows as long as thoughs who do not want them are allowed. The price of 40,000 is fine give all thoughs wimps (Z3, SLK, Boxster, S2000) all a run for thier money, but it should not be compared to those cars. The elise will not make a good daily driver in cities like Chicago (I am willing to try though). This car will also hopefully revatilize track days in America.
     
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    I thought the price was a bit strange.
    Because the standard Elise here is just under £23,000 where the Boxster S is £38,000..............that's a big price difference!

    I'm worried because I feel the Elise may go "soft" on us as the American market like soft suspension set ups etc...........
    I'm sure the US spec engine will be able to cope with the hike in power to give an 0-60mph time of around 5secs or under but I'm sure sure it will be able to be "chucked" around as easily as the Euro spec one.

    We'll have to wait and see<IMG SRC="http://www.supercars.net/servlets/cMsg/html/emoticons/smile.gif">
    Can't wait though<!-- Signature -->
     
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    The new world car is going to have to get taller as well to meet the US minimum ride height.<!-- Signature -->
     
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    damn, hearing stuff like this makes it sound like the car will be ruined by the time i could possibly get one.
     

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