A Day with a Lotus Elise...

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  1. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    On Friday, one of my managers at Google gave one of my co-workers and me his Lotus Elise for the weekend.

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    Yeah, that Lotus Elise; I couldn't believe it when I first heard it either!

    And what an amazing work of engineering it is. I don't drive a stick-shift, so I just sat at the side and enjoyed the ride as we sprinted across the city on empty roads, taking off like a bullet at every green light. Before you know it, you're darting along at over 90 mph in a 45 mph zone. :D

    On the way back to the Googleplex, we called my roommate, Aaron, and asked him if he wanted to take it for a quick spin. That made his day too. Check out the rest of the pictures.

    Wow, what an experience...! :D
     
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  2. gonaads

    gonaads Beware the G-Man Political User Folding Team

    You lucky shiit. :D But why is it that all I can think about seeing these pics of you guys is "Ferris Bueller's Day Off". :p

    Hint: Parking Lot Attendents :rolleyes:
     
  3. falconguard

    falconguard Carbon based lifeform Political User Folding Team

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    Sure I'm not doing anything...and I am sure Gonaads would have been available for a look. Not hating at all, just really really jealous.
     
  4. gonaads

    gonaads Beware the G-Man Political User Folding Team

    Hahahaha! Yeah huh. He coulda drove up to Frisco. :s
     
  5. rushm001

    rushm001 In the beginning...... Political User

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    One of may mates works for Lotus in Hethal, Norfolk and he gets to drive the cars round the test track there. I'm so jealous!
     
  6. madmatt

    madmatt Bow Down to the King Political User

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    NR, I hate you too.
     
  7. Evil Marge

    Evil Marge I Rule Political User

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    You guy's are so easily pleased :rolleyes: :lick:
     
  8. mlakrid

    mlakrid OSNN BASSMASTER Political User Folding Team

    You have NOOO IDEA..

    Ahem or then maybe again... you do... :speechless:
     
  9. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    nicest car I've seen
     
  10. Vanquished

    Vanquished Mr. Bananagrabber Political User

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    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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  12. Vanquished

    Vanquished Mr. Bananagrabber Political User

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    Really thats weird, why can i see all these images, like gonaads phone....

    Anyways here is the pic of the exige.

    Specs:
    http://www.lotuscars.com/Exige_Spec_Sheet.pdf
     

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  13. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    /too much like a toy to me, this is why I don't like the lamborguini either

    I like unusual shapes without extreme features...why I love that lotus and the solstace
     
  14. Vanquished

    Vanquished Mr. Bananagrabber Political User

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    Its the same as the lotus...
    It is the lotus, just more powerful.
     
  15. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    I fuwaa I son'r like thw wing...big differance to me

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    hehe...vanquished, you beat me to my edit, I wasn't looking at my keys when I typed

    I guess I don't like the wing
     
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  16. Vanquished

    Vanquished Mr. Bananagrabber Political User

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    ok then :)
     
  17. X-Istence

    X-Istence * Political User

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    I have test driven one of these Lotus Elise's. Was driving with a cop beside me though, so when we did get pulled over it was as simple as him showing his badge :p.

    Lucky that your boss let you borrow it for the weekend, that is one hell of an expensive car to just let a couple of people borrow it!
     
  18. Evil Marge

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    I was just about to mention the fact that it looks like it's there's two mega squashed people sat in that car,their sat shoulder to shoulder fighting for space. Talk about uncomfortable :speechless:

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  19. falconguard

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    :)
    Maybe...but they can go wicked fast.
     
  20. lancer

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    actually it isn't its only $45k

    http://www.motortrend.com/features/auto_news/112_news050210_lotus/