Coupe and Roadster are equally expensive, almost the same weight and differ only in the top speed, because the of the roadster was limited by the manufacturer. If you read the technical data, one has the feeling to the chassis and the brake was attached nearly more (development) importance than on the engine. In addition to the description above:
Indeed, the engine is not the essential at this Lotus, although sufficient powered. Look at only the modest drag coefficients. Probably because therein is also desired down force. Of course, the car runs fast enough nevertheless, for it already guarantees the very small height for today's conditions. Slightly larger people have here difficulties entering into the car. How that creates the well over 1.90 metres Lotus boss?
So it's not yet really pudgy, even though it was started under 900 kg, but with four cylinders. Now it still has few buttons and fortunately an air conditioning only as an option, for Lotus fans actually the summit of effeminacy. Yes, even heated seats, but the weighs at least not so much. And what do you think of the window lifters? A miracle that the car is still capable of exorbitant driving performances. 04/14