Adjusting for inflation, the MKI MR2 and the 2005 Elise were almost exactly the same price (according the to internet's inflation calculator). »
Toyota asked for Lotus's help in designing the Supra. Part of the partnership/agreement was that Lotus got to use some Toyota parts in its Eclat/Elite successor - the Excel. The Excel borrowed most of the drivetrain minus the engine (i.e. transmission, diff, drive shafts, and wheels) from the Supra... »
The RV sign on the right appears to say "Walnut Ridge" which, if you were on Highway 70 in Indiana, would require you to take Exit 123 to State Road 38 West - which is also on the sign. My guess is Indiana. »
Changed? Lotus. In the last 10 years, Lotus went from financial problems, to its most successful product release in decades (the Elise in the US), to its ill-conceived re-entry into every form of motorsport, to an over-ambitious product release, to Chinese ownership, to massive layoffs, and likely an exit from the US. »
I used to own one — this one, in fact. Lots of fun & you didn't need to go fast to have it. You could hang the tail out at 30 mph, drive over curbs, and park it anywhere. Because of their short wheelbase and low curb-weight, with a lightly tuned motor, they'll even pop wheelies. »
The last couple hours of most days are often open for tourist drives - 5 - 7:30pm.
Sure, there are lots of days where the track is fully booked, but it seems that the majority have that last session open to the public (and this video appears to be from that time of day). That said, I have been exactly once, so I'm no… »
Almost certainly a vehicle with four wheels (car/suv) - the camera is very stable and remains vertical all the time. If it were a motorcycle or someone else on a long board, it would be tilting into the corners (or tilting and pitching if it were someone holding it on a following longboard). The shadow you see is… »
Didn't get as many pictures of that race, as I was running out of memory (so many pictures to take!), but I did get a few of the #5 - none print-worthy. This was one of my favorite races of the weekend, topped only by the absurdity of the St Mary's Trophy's giant Jags racing against the diminutive Austin A34s and A40s. »
I have tons of pictures of that guy on track (haven't gone through them all yet to sort out the good ones). That was a great race. »
If your car is an Evora, then you can expect it to appreciate in value upon the discontinuation of the Federal model about as much as the Elise and Exige and Esprit and Eclat and Elite did when they were discontinued... which was none at all. »
Came here to post this. In '91, the TC Maserati was $37K. That's $65K in today's dollars.... for a K car with some fancy bits mixed in. »
The DeLorean would like to talk to you about your assertion that the Countach was the only car with the impractical likes of the split window. »
So it's a regular supercharged Elise with an aero kit (and maybe a beefier roll hoop)? Am I missing something? Is there something else unique about this particular Elise variant?
Oh well, at least they are still in business. »
Maybe I've been under a rock & missed where this was dismissed, but I seem to recall some sort of partnership between Alfa Romeo and Mazda regarding a small sports car. Was Alfa Romeo involved with the design process of the MX5 (or Mazda with a potential new Alfa)? If so, in what ways? »