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  1. Even with the added aero bits I would have still thought the Cup would weigh less due to lighter battery, rear window & seats etc? I'm no expert but would be surprised if the aero parts add up to the 8kg difference (actually it would be more than 8kg because of the Cup's lighter components). Interesting, that's a good find and could well be the reason. This would make it 5kg lighter than the 220/240FE, which sounds about right to me. I understand car companies doing this...but it would seem strange for them to weigh the two Elise models differently? Does the Cup come w
  2. Wowser, stunning - thanks for posting! Daytona looks amazing, can't wait to get mine...
  3. Unsure if your list is for UK cars only...but I've ordered (Australia): Elise Cup 250 FE Daytona blue standard alcantara interior with dark blue seat padding hard top no black pack blacked out rear transom black wheels red brake calipers floor mats cruise control air con (standard in Aus) Have been told August build with approx. October delivery. This will be my 4th Elise...owned one of the first delivered in the UK and am looking forward to owning one of the last, will be a keeper. Such special cars!
  4. Thanks for the offer but I'm in Brisbane. Would be good to see photos of your car though...many congrats!
  5. Apologies if this has come up before...but why does the final edition Elise Cup 250 weigh more than the regular model? 930 v 922kg? I would have expected the Cup to be less due to lighter battery, rear window & seats etc.
  6. Cheers. I've decided to stick with the painted roof/hoop for the time being, I'm sure it will be fine...
  7. Thanks, yes bit of a wait but strangely thatโ€™s part of the fun. When the Elise was first announced (95/96?) I placed an order straight away and had to wait a while then too, eventually had amongst the first in the country (UK). The final edition will be my 4th Elise, it seems fitting to own one of the last too. ๐Ÿ˜€ Air con is standard in Australia. If it wasnโ€™t I would have optioned it!
  8. I've decided to go with Daytona and have now ordered โ˜บ๏ธ: Elise Cup 250 "final edition" Daytona blue Standard alcantara interior with blue seat padding Hard top (painted) no black pack red brake calipers floor mats cruise control August build with approx. October delivery. I will confirm with dealer that Daytona paint code hasn't changed lately, thanks for the tip.
  9. Thanks for the info but want to stick with OEM (for now at least). I've decided to go with the painted roof/rollbar and will likely wrap it later if I think there's too much colour, I suspect it will be ok though. Slight shame because complete carbon top would have been nice...
  10. I'm in the process of ordering a 250 Cup and my dealer has just told me that this is no longer an option, is this correct? If true, why would that be? Bit of a shame because I was considering this along with the carbon roof...but won't go for the carbon roof if the hoop cover isn't carbon too.
  11. Thanks, both nice (and similar). Was wanting something lighter than these and Daytona certainly appears lighter, so think I'll head down that route. Or metallic white ๐Ÿ™ƒ. I really should stop thinking about it. Any thoughts on whether it will be too much blue (with hard top)? Don't want black pack so considering paying the extra for carbon roof and roll-over hoop. Alternatively, I guess I could order it without and later have these items wrapped if it's too much blue. Never had anything wrapped before though, assume this is do-able.
  12. That's what I originally assumed (from photos)...but was then confused because it comes under the "metallic" section on the paint configurator. I'm with you though, it must be a solid colour.
  13. Thanks, hadn't really thought of it in those terms but I understand what you mean. I suspect I identify with the former but feel the Cup 250 is more about the latter... ๐Ÿ˜‰
  14. Seriously considering ordering a final edition Cup 250, thought it would be easy choosing the colour and options but the more I think about it all the more difficult it becomes! Still, a nice problem to have. ๐Ÿ˜Š Just wondering what the difference is between the Daytona v Essex blues? Haven't seen either in person (I'm in Aus) so can only rely on google images. From these, it seems that Essex is slightly darker and has more metallic? However, Lotus configurator indicates Daytona may be slightly darker? I don't suppose anyone has a photo of the two colours in the same photo? B
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