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PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2012 4:30 pm 
Is this what the Evora should have been closer to - 1598kg curb weight:

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 Post subject: Re: infiniti emerg-e
PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2012 6:00 pm 
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Eh?

Less pretty & heavier :confused:


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2012 8:27 pm 
[quote=tim_marra]Eh?

Less pretty[/quote]

Not from where I'm looking, but subjective

[quote=tim_marra]Eh?

heavier :confused: [/quote]

but strip out all the motors and batteries and it wouldn't be...


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2012 2:16 pm 
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Looks like a lowered Ferrari to me !!


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2012 7:12 pm 
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I haven't checked but I bet this thing is bigger than a F430 Fezza - which is already too big to be a proper (road going) sports car. The Evora is at the edge of that window but it is small enough to look like it's really driveable but just big enough to have real presence. The Dino 246 was the perfect size for a proper sports car - remarkably close to Exige/Elise size in fact but without all the lardy bits fitted to modern cars. S1 Exige rocks!

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2012 9:38 pm 
[quote=The83man]S1 Exige rocks! [/quote]

Amen to that :cool:


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2012 10:31 am 
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I have now checked and it IS bigger than the Ferrari although not by much. The electric technology would seem to indicate that the weight is due to motors/batteries etc but the Ferrari with conventional technology is not much lighter at 1450Kg so that it weighs almost the same as two S1 Exiges (780Kg officially, I think).

The Infiniti looks really good in isolation but put it among other cars and it is simply too big to be attractive, just like the Ferrari and most Lambos and the like, I believe. If they scaled these cars down to 80% of their current size they would be much better sellers.....

Incidentally my Cortina-Lotus has fours seats and a boot and has an official kerb weight of 918Kg which means that the modest output from the Lotus twin cam is more than enough to push (pull!) it along happily.

Lotus was involved in the development of this (Infiniti) car, of course and I think the generator/electric motor is a great technology to pursue. Electric cars are useless at the moment even though we're being told how cheap they are to run. Everyone forgets that you still have to generate the electricity in the first place ......... and battery technology still hasn't reached anything like a truly long-range electric car.

Anyway, none of this has anything to do with the Lotus Exige so I'll shut up now.

Except for one thing. Why oh why is the new 'Exige' without a roof not an 'Elise', or something completely different. The Exige is a CLOSED car, always has been and always will be IMHO. Marketing idiocy.

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 Post subject: Re: infiniti emerg-e
PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2012 7:23 pm 
...and breathe... ;)


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2012 8:23 pm 
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I don't like it, it won't sell, it's got competion which is better , and that has quodos


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2012 1:05 pm 
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I haven't been on here for a while, since moving to Doha. I bought an Infiniti G37S out here. Granted it does not do what the ExigeS1 did so well, and is no way as much fun to drive. The auto gearbox is rubbish. But its comfortable, its cheap compared to its competition and compared to UK, it drinks petrol (but petrol is less than 17p a litre here) - it slides in the wet or where there is sand on the road - the V6 engine is great - its got electric everything.
The car is OK it does what it ses on the can.


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