Lotus Elise
As close to a motorcycle as any car will ever get ...

The naked tub

The rear of frame rails are curved inward.

Detail of rear of left frame rail.

Multiple simple extrusions glued inside each other instead of a single extrusion with a more complex cross section.

The whole frame is assembled with glue, screws and rivets.

Closeup of rivets.

Panoz also assemble their aluminum cars in a similar way. Here is an article in "Assembly" magazine from 2002 about that technique.

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