elise on pacific coast highway

Comments About the Lotus Elise

  • Stedicam tells us about the essentials
  • Greg Brown writes an editorial about Alfa and Lotus entering the US.
  • John O'Rear contrasts the M100 and the Elise.
  • Theo talks about how drivers react to the Elise
  • RacerX takes his Elise to Thunderhill
  • dneeley describes some differences between the S1 and the Federal E
  • sean a signature that says what the Elise is not, from various
  • Padrino provides some thoughts after test driving a Federal Elise
  • Kiyoshi visits LCU and drives the new Federal Elise
  • SteveK visits the factory and has a driving experience
  • Dan Harman drives the new Exige Series 2
  • Cale talks with Nick Adams and others
  • Sean provided some new "E" names
  • Jeff and Clive discuss softer bushings
  • Jon Pippard compares the Elise and the Seven
  • Andrew Barron drives the Federal Elise
  • Ian2 talkes about reliability problems and what to expect
  • Chris Smith drive an early Federal Elise prototype with the Toyota engine.
  • Greg N. Brown has some thoughts when driving in Italy
  • Dr Geoff Martin comments about the Series one
  • Jeff comments about the various possible powerplants for the Elise before its arrival

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  • Country of Origin (see also technology partnership document):
    • made in the England
    • Russia - wheels
    • Japan - engine, gearbox, and tires
    • France - body and wiper motor
    • Germany - stereo, dampers, airbags, and springs
    • Italy - steering wheel, brakes
    • Norway - chassis
    • United States - antilock brakes
  • Wheels: one tidbit I can share is that there quite a bit of interest from the aftermarket wheel makers. There's a lot of concern at Lotus about this because during development they were supplied wheels that met or exceeded the EU regulations for strength/durability, but in testing on the cars they were cracking! The wheel maker was blown away and couldn't believe what was happening. The result is the stock & LSS wheels are 2.5 times stronger than the EU reg requires. Cool!