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Last updated on August 6th, 2017 at 02:19 pm
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Cut two seconds from the quarter-mile time of your 2001 Nissan Sentra SE. Lightness is key. (Via Jim U.) Speaking of lightness, last week I drove (briefly) a Lotus Exige:
Zero to 60mph in just over four seconds, using only a naturally-aspirated Toyota four-pot. Cost in Australia runs to around $140,000; you pay for what you don’t get, meaning mass. There’s barely any padding inside, much less luxury. The Exige is such a racer it felt weird driving it without a helmet, given all the aural and tactile racer stimuli. I’d post a longer review, but I don’t think I even got the brakes up to temperature, let alone the tyres.
Smallest steering wheel I’ve ever used, by the way. About a hand-span wide. Due to the fantastic lightness, however, no power-assist is needed.