Re: AW: [DML] Sports car or GT - was: Aw Crud!
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Re: AW: [DML] Sports car or GT - was: Aw Crud!



It's a little unfair to compare a new very high-tech sports car to one
that is 25 years old and based on technology that is even older.

The Elise is a stunning handling car.  NOTHING else on the road
compares - for any money.  And with only 190hp in a 1900lb package, 
you really understand what weight does to kill a car.

In my mind, the DeLorean is more of a grand touring car than a sports
car.  The main reasons is that it is underpowered compared to 
cars in era, and it is generally heavier, which doesn't help handling.
Lotus did a reasonable job getting the car to turn,  but to really 
know what a backbone frame is capable of delivering in terms of 
handling you need to spend some time in a Europa or an Esprit.
The DeLorean is decisively ponderous compared to those cars. 

Simply put, the DeLorean is a better grand touring car than it is
a sports car.

--
Mike


-------------- Original message from "Elvis Nocita" <elvisnocita@xxxxxx>: -------------- 

> 
> 
> Well, a friend of mine has a Lotus Elise and I know how this 
> little thing handles. No, you absolutely can't compare it to a 
> Delorean. never ! Not even with my new shocks I installed (the 
> adjustable ones form Ed Uding, very stiff now to keep the car 
> on the road) it is even close to the Lotus. 
> 
> But I can enjoy long distances in my Delo, while the Elise 
> is better for short trips and small roads, corners... 
> 
> Elvis & 6548 

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