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    (VIDEO) My lotus exige s and my 997 c2s cab

    Hey guys,

    Made some footage tonight of my 997 C2S Cab with PSE and my Lotus Exige S with stage 2 exhaust doing some flybys in a tunnel!

    Enjoy!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N53_0bpGB78



    Re: (VIDEO) My lotus exige s and my 997 c2s cab

    Lotus sounded mint and kind of made the porka a little muted. Might have been the driver though!

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    i LOVE the sound of the exige!! a must have toy IMO..thanks mike! btw doyou think the exige can be driven every day?

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    dhayek said:
    btw doyou think the exige can be driven every day?



    I know you did not ask me, but I'll give my response anyway.

    In the U.S., a surprising amount of Elise and Exige owners use their cars every day. It's definitely possible, but it depends on what you are willing to go through and what your daily driving entails. The average Porsche would probably not be able to do it.

    The Exige suffers from a lack of rear visibility (especially the S verison), so you must learn to rely on the side mirrors for the most part. You also have an ingress/egress that many are unwilling to put up with. I found it easy after a few weeks and now it feels like putting the car on, isntead of sitting in it.

    For hot weather, the A/C certainly doesn't blow as hard or as you might expect. Combined with the aluminum tub and hardtop, it can get a bit hot in the cockpit.

    Luggage space isn't much, but it depends on how much you carry regularly.

    Ride quality is surprisingly good over small bumps. Lotus road cars have good compliance, but under really heavy bumps, the ride feels choppy. Combined with the small wheelbase, the car actually feels a bit choppy over certain pavement.

    In a multiple car collision, especially from the side, I'm not sure how well the car will fare, due to how low it is, and the lack of side airbags. However, in single car collisions/roll-overs, etc, the car does very well. The fiberglass body and crash structures absorb a lot of energy.

    Some listen to music if they have a quiet exhaust, but I have rarely used the stereo in mine.

    But still, on the right road, I'm not sure you will have more fun in any other car in its class.

    - Justin

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    Justin said:
    Quote:
    dhayek said:
    btw doyou think the exige can be driven every day?



    I know you did not ask me, but I'll give my response anyway.

    In the U.S., a surprising amount of Elise and Exige owners use their cars every day. It's definitely possible, but it depends on what you are willing to go through and what your daily driving entails. The average Porsche would probably not be able to do it.

    The Exige suffers from a lack of rear visibility (especially the S verison), so you must learn to rely on the side mirrors for the most part. You also have an ingress/egress that many are unwilling to put up with. I found it easy after a few weeks and now it feels like putting the car on, isntead of sitting in it.

    For hot weather, the A/C certainly doesn't blow as hard or as you might expect. Combined with the aluminum tub and hardtop, it can get a bit hot in the cockpit.

    Luggage space isn't much, but it depends on how much you carry regularly.

    Ride quality is surprisingly good over small bumps. Lotus road cars have good compliance, but under really heavy bumps, the ride feels choppy. Combined with the small wheelbase, the car actually feels a bit choppy over certain pavement.

    In a multiple car collision, especially from the side, I'm not sure how well the car will fare, due to how low it is, and the lack of side airbags. However, in single car collisions/roll-overs, etc, the car does very well. The fiberglass body and crash structures absorb a lot of energy.

    Some listen to music if they have a quiet exhaust, but I have rarely used the stereo in mine.

    But still, on the right road, I'm not sure you will have more fun in any other car in its class.

    - Justin



    As Justin said, it is definately possible. If your roads are good in general, I don't foresee a problem. It is rather hard on the ride(Elise is a bit softer). Just don't put the stage 2 exhaust on if it's going to be your daily. It's very loud and the car's sound insulation isn't the greatest, so it does get a bit annoying on long trips. As a weekend toy though, it is perfect

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    Wow, the Exige sounds almost like a Ferrari through the tunnel

    Thank you Mike, and please take the LP640 through there when you get it

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    The Exige has the better sound!!!
    When I go on the track with my brother and his Exige, when driving people stare more at his car than any other P !!! Because the sound is so impressive

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    temm said:
    Wow, the Exige sounds almost like a Ferrari through the tunnel

    Thank you Mike, and please take the LP640 through there when you get it



    Yes, the Exige sounds a lot like a Ferrari at WOT

    Will give the 430 and LP640 a go next time

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    Gnil said:
    The Exige has the better sound!!!
    When I go on the track with my brother and his Exige, when driving people stare more at his car than any other P !!! Because the sound is so impressive



    I get the same thing, the Exige is just so much more wild coloured and designed than the Porsche. I get way more attention in the Exige(not that it matters anyway!) than in the Porsche.

     
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