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PostPost by: HenryBraxton » Fri Apr 19, 2019 5:43 am

I've been driving a 2016 Golf R 6MT. I love that car, the performance, the practicality (though my 2010 WRX Wagon was more practical) but the interior and amenities won me over...

Then I bought an Elise.. wow... it's not as fast as the Golf R, but it just FEELS faster, and it just begs to be driven... uncivilized...
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PostPost by: tedtaylor » Fri Apr 19, 2019 1:44 pm

not as fast??? 0-60 times? or point A to B country roads? Fact or opinion?

and congrats on your Lotus purchase!

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PostPost by: AshleyPark » Fri Apr 19, 2019 4:03 pm

Have you found the right forum?
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PostPost by: elanfan1 » Fri Apr 19, 2019 5:28 pm

I think a Golf R is definitely quicker than a standard Elise. 0- 62mph is I believe 4.6 seconds. Electronically limited to 155mph AND is 4 wheel drive with around 300Bhp too.

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PostPost by: Mazzini » Fri Apr 19, 2019 6:53 pm

A supercharged Elise, on paper, is quicker to 60, but in the real world I doubt if it can compete with 300 brake and 4WD
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PostPost by: pharriso » Fri Apr 19, 2019 7:25 pm

HenryBraxton wrote:I've been driving a 2016 Golf R 6MT. I love that car, the performance, the practicality (though my 2010 WRX Wagon was more practical) but the interior and amenities won me over...

Then I bought an Elise.. wow... it's not as fast as the Golf R, but it just FEELS faster, and it just begs to be driven... uncivilized...


As you are in the States I suggest you join LotusTalk.com, lots of elige owners there! :D
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PostPost by: Kpas » Sat Apr 20, 2019 12:40 am

I used to have a supercharged 2zz Exige which was tuned and putting out 220 hp at the wheels, a friend had an MT 2010 Golf R with Stage 2 tune. There was nothing between them in a straight line.

On a track however (Winton) there was almost 6 seconds per lap difference in the Exiges favour.

Both great cars but no contest for involvement, you've made the right choice!
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