This completely raw carbon fiber 2002 Lotus Elise was built for extreme weight savings, but it poses the question; is the weight savings worth the cost?

This 2002 Type 72 JPS Lotus Elise took six months to complete and was built by TW Auto Limited of Hong Kong, China for customer Jimmy Wong. The interior and exterior has been fully replaced with a custom raw carbon fiber body allowing for a weight savings advantage of 66-88lbs under the original weight of the Lotus Elise. Additional aftermarket parts were added to supplement the weight loss including a KW suspension package, JP Racing wheels, Lotus Racing exhaust, a larger intake and air filter.

We questioned if the effort was really worth it, but it certainly does look cool. Just make sure to clean up the drool when you're done.

[via Carbon Fiber Gear]