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Definately more room in a Stevens car. Both are cozy but more so in a 'G' car. Come to an event Ian and try both for size.

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...fitting a steering wheel the size of a cheerio helps ;)

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The design remit given to Peter Stevens was to keep the external dimensions to within an inch of the G car iirc.

The SE has a slighty modified chassis which I believe makes it the roomiest of the Esprits internally. As has been said, best plan is to find a couple and go sit in them, but the SE might be a good starting point ;)

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How tall is tall?

I'm 6' 2" and I fit OK in my SE. Headroom's alright, although I probably wouldn't be able to fit a helmet on for track days without removing the sunroof. Part of this is my fault - if my backside was less well padded, I'd probably sit deeper into the seat. Leg room is OK, but my left knee just fits between the wheel and the centre console, so there's no room for my hand, meaning I can only use the quarter to three position for turning right. :whistle:

The PO was about Troy's height. When I had my test drive the seat was raised up on 2" spacers and there was about 2" of extra soundproofing foam behind the seat, preventing it going all the way back. There was also an extra inch of foam under the carpet. To say the least it was a squeeze! It was only reading about BigSi on this LEW page for tall drivers, that convinced me I'd have no problems.

To improve matters, I intend to remove the seat subframe, and possibly fit the thinner Elise seats which should help with both legroom and headroom. I had also intended replacing the steering wheel with a smaller one, but after fitting the wider v8 wheels, the non power assisted steering is now pretty heavy, so I may leave it. If you're worried about space, I'd recommend reading that LEW page, there's plenty of good ideas, regardless of the car's body shape or model.

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