TW Auto Limited of Hong Kong took six months to make all-carbon fiber version of 2002 Type 72 JPS Lotus Elise for customer Jimmy Wong, achieving a weight reduction between 66 and 88 pounds on the already feather-light Elise.
Carbon fiber saves a lot of weight and is increasingly used in performance cars. But making a whole car out of carbon fiber may just end up being a tad too expensive. But someone has given it a go anyway.
Pictured here is a 2002 Type 72 JPS Lotus Elise built (or re-built?) to order for a Chinese customer by TW Auto Limited.
The Hong Kong based TW Auto has completely replaced both the interior and exterior with customized raw carbon fiber panels. The weight saved on the already feather-ous Lotus Elise? 66 to 88 pounds (or about 40 kg).
Additionally, the diet also included a lighter KW suspension, Lotus Racing exhaust, JP Racing wheels, as well as bigger air intake and air filter.
The re-working of the Elise took a whole 6 months for TW to complete for customer Jimmy Wong.
No details on cost were made available.