Wednesday, May 9, 2012


This post is not for one specific car model, but Lotus as an overall car brand. Lotus' gets laughed at a lot, being called "the poor mans Ferrari," and things like that but in reality they are not a bad car at all. Many car companies are judged by their performance on the track and currently (May 9th, 2012) the Lotus-Renault team is in third place for the Formula 1 season. This means that they are ahead of the main Ferrari team as well as two other teams powered by Ferrari. They are also ahead of Mercedes and the Mercedes development team. So if this is any predictor of their performance then "the poor man" will smoke a Ferrari any day.
While that would be really good for Lotus this is not the case with their road cars. One of Lotus' most popular cars is the Lotus Exige only does 0-60mph in 3.88 seconds, and that is the fastest version of the Elise. The Ferrari 458 Italia goes 0-60 in 3.0 seconds. Once you think about it through the Ferrari cost 5 times as much. It takes $240,000 for a Ferrari 458 Italia, but the Lotus Exige only costs about $50,000. So while Lotus is not the fastest car on the road it is not slow either and you get the most speed for your money.

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