The 190HP Elise..? - BaseRSXmanual
Does anyone know if Top Gear or 5th Gear has done a road/track test of the new 190 Elise against the older 135HP Elise? Also I know the 190 is a Toyota 1.8L engine. Was the 135 engine also a Toyota? That 55HP increase came at about a 450 lbs. gain. I am wondering which will be faster in a track lap time.
The 190HP Elise..? - owen
The 135 was a tweaked rover K series. Apparently the 0-60 time for the toyota elise is slower than the K-series (118bhp). Interesting to see how the two compare, on road and track.
The 190HP Elise..? - Jonathan {p}
That 55HP increase came at about a 450 lbs. gain.
I am wondering which will be faster in a track lap
time.


Phew, thats about 200kg extra. The mkI car only weighs 690kg and the mkII at 780kg, so thats an extreme increase. Did you mean 45lb (20kg)? Thats the equivalent of having 2 blokes plus whoever is in the car.

Jonathan
The 190HP Elise..? - AR-CoolC
According to Autoexpress the new Elise weigh's in at 895Kg(est)
The 190HP Elise..? - blank
450 lbs weight gain. No, no, no!

45 lbs perhaps, with only some of that associated with the engine change.

I think the Toyota engine is only destined for the US car for now, with Europe sticking with the K-series.

Andy

 

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