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Aug 9, 12:54pm - #244281 
Drove the lotus elise today

I went over to the dealership and gave it a test drive to see how it compared to my car. (Same engine and all). It sure is a lot better-looking than the Celica, that's for sure, and gets a lot of looks. It was very low to the ground and had very hard suspension. It sounds so much better than the Celica they way it's tuned and with the pipes on, but I could hear the Celica engine behind it all, and got the same wonderful boost feeling when I hit lift.
It was a heck of a lot more torquy and had more "get up and go" than the Celica. Needless to say, my Celica felt very underpowered when I got back in it. frown
One cool thing is that the shifter is on the Celica seems tighter to me.
Awesome car. I want one cry

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Aug 9, 12:55pm - #244282 
So whos gonna be the first to swap an elise version into a celi

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Aug 9, 1:00pm - #244283 
That car is a little too funky for me, i like the looks of teh celica better, but i am sure i would like to drive the lotus more

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Aug 9, 1:03pm - #244284 
its a good toy car...

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Aug 9, 1:04pm - #244285 
that picture looks like a pikachu gone mad


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Aug 9, 1:06pm - #244286 
Originally Posted by AdamVIP
So whos gonna be the first to swap an elise version into a celi

why? it's the same engine... confused

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Aug 9, 1:20pm - #244287 
^^^yah but its tuned better than the GTS's, right?


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Aug 9, 1:23pm - #244288 
So what was the price tag?

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Aug 9, 1:26pm - #244289 
car and driver ran it at 13.3 at the 1/4 mile. they ran the gts at 15.4...so yeah it will feel faster rofl


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Aug 9, 1:31pm - #244290 
Originally Posted by Haulin_A_Doo
So what was the price tag?


Yeah - How much bang for the buck?

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Aug 9, 1:36pm - #244291 
$40,000+ starting price

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Aug 9, 1:37pm - #244292 
the price tag is like $40000...

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Aug 9, 3:42pm - #244293 
the engine still pushes 180hp, but the elise version uses a different CPU and is setup differently than the GTS version.

Thats how they get +10hp, a swap would be pointless. Not to mention the car weights just about half the weight of our cars, and that is pretty damn light.


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Aug 9, 3:46pm - #244294 
awesome car


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Aug 9, 4:11pm - #244295 
I loked up getting one with all the goodies and got to 48000. Not too shabby when you consider 0-60 in under 5. I chose the more expensive krypton green paint.

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Aug 9, 4:35pm - #244296 
Originally Posted by MxReb0
I went over to the dealership and gave it a test drive to see how it compared to my car. (Same engine and all). It sure is a lot better-looking than the Celica, that's for sure, and gets a lot of looks. It was very low to the ground and had very hard suspension. It sounds so much better than the Celica they way it's tuned and with the pipes on, but I could hear the Celica engine behind it all, and got the same wonderful boost feeling when I hit lift.
It was a heck of a lot more torquy and had more "get up and go" than the Celica. Needless to say, my Celica felt very underpowered when I got back in it. frown
One cool thing is that the shifter is on the Celica seems tighter to me.
Awesome car. I want one cry


Did you get to peel around any corners with it? I bet the reduced weight would leave you stuck to the glass all the way around! grin

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Aug 9, 4:41pm - #244297 
150 lb frame

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Aug 9, 5:08pm - #244298 
Am I the only one in here who thinks that car is ugly? puke


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Aug 9, 5:11pm - #244299 
^^

Yes.


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Aug 9, 5:38pm - #244300 
Originally Posted by slidr
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Yes.


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Aug 9, 7:12pm - #244301 
the Elise looks like the MRS on a lot of steroids. wave


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Aug 9, 8:43pm - #244302 
that's my next car.

I dunno what it is about it, but the handling is PERFECT.


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Aug 9, 9:02pm - #244303 
thats the kind of car i would only use on special occactions...nothing everyday thumbsup

celica is still my number 1 choice grin

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Aug 9, 9:20pm - #244304 
i dont know wat you was thinkin wen you said it looks better then a Celica, but if thats ur opinion so be it, i think they are very nice cars, fun to drive, and a lil more powerful then our cars, but i will stay with a celi. thumbsup

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Aug 9, 10:29pm - #244305 
so what about swaping ECU's?


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Aug 9, 11:06pm - #244306 
I don't think I would fit into one of those grin


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Aug 9, 11:47pm - #244307 
u could put the the elise motor in the trunk and steal the axle and get a Mid engine RWD Celica MR-C haha


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Aug 9, 11:49pm - #244308 
for those who havent seen it yet...

2005 Lotus Elise video from MSN
https://www.celicahobby.com/ubbthrea...3600&Forum=,All_Forums,&Words="%20lotus%20elise%20"&Searchpage=1&Limit=50&Main=1869963482&Search=true&where=bodysub&Name=&daterange=1&newerval=1&newertype=y&olderval=&oldertype=&bodyprev=#Post1870083600

and

2005 lotus elise (w/toyota vvtl-i engine)

https://www.celicahobby.com/ubbthrea...part=1&vc=1


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Aug 9, 11:59pm - #244309 
The Elise is an awesome car...For that price however, I think I'd prob. get something else wink

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Aug 10, 7:08am - #244310 
^^yea, i agree...it looks awesome though thumbsup


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Aug 10, 7:10am - #244311 
Originally Posted by Zero
the Elise looks like the MRS on a lot of steroids. wave

it is a MRS with GTS engine, better ecu, and on a diet...


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Aug 10, 7:14am - #244312 
For $35K + I would seriously look at the 350Z...6 seed, 6 cylinder with 280 +HP...

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Aug 10, 7:17am - #244313 
you won't find an elise for $35000. 350z will never out handle an elise...

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Aug 10, 6:25pm - #244314 
that car is incredibly sexy. i might find a dealership and drive one. thumbsup


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Aug 10, 8:40pm - #244315 
the reason you feel more power from the elise is because they weigh 1950 lbs...other than the +10 from the ecu...otherwise...theres no difference in engines


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Aug 10, 10:56pm - #244316 
puke puke puke


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Aug 11, 12:53pm - #244317 
The car is just too damn small. I like small cars, but the elise is just too damn small for my liking.

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