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Saturday, October 16, 2010

Lotus Elise

So, there was a Lotus Elise parked near my apartment today. I took some pictures. Check em out.
It's a pretty short car. At least a few feet shorter than mine. I bet it corners like a bitch.

I like the louvered ducts on the hood. I don't really know how much of a point there is in them though since the engine is in the back.

The instrument cluster is pretty boss, too. And if you look closely yes, that's a manual shifter. I'd really hate to see such a sweet sports car being saddled with a dogomatic.

Rear end here. These ducts do have a bit of a point what with the hot engine being right there. I couldn't make out much about the engine though, but since it's a lotus I'd guess it's a turbocharged 4 or maybe a 6. I get a kick out of the plate. Not late indeed.

Better view of the rear louvers.

The front wheels are only 16s, but considering it's such a small car that makes some sense. Tires are 195/50/ZR16 It's hard to see here, but the calipers say Lotus right on them. The rears were 225/45/ZR17s.

And finally here's a shot of the passenger door area. The scalloped look brings back thoughts of a 50s Vette minus of course the two toned style they had. I like the gas cap, they even made that look sporty.

36 comments:

  1. ...if only i cud afford that...

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  2. I used to not like 'em but they're growing on me..

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  3. Wow, very cool to see one in real life!

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  4. oh shit man, not that much cash and looks soooo sexy

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  5. I wish I could afford a car like that.

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  6. meatwise, the car isnt anything special, but its very well put together

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  7. I don't usually like cars but that one's a good looking piece of art :)

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  8. i dont know if i would drive it around, i dont see the point in owning something like that. its gonna get fucked up by things.

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  9. i fuckin love lotus elise and europa s but thei sucks like interiors

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  10. Nice car. Maybe you freaked out the owner by walking around his car ? hehe

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  11. wow, i like this car, and i don´t do this often^^

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  12. Whoof, beautiful thing. But I'll agree with the comments here, I would never dare to drive the thing around!

    Guy must have a ton of money to even dare have the damn thing parked in the street.

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  13. Now that's a nice little automobile right there

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  14. I only have one complain about this car: It is to small to sit in it.

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  15. Pretty nice Elise, yellow is a suitable color IMO

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