I think the Elise has a timeless 21st century look. Where Lotus can improve is build quality, more (or less) sound deadening, smoother transmission, easier access to some systems. I wonder how much weight it would add to have both clams open and close, and could they reduce weight somewhere else?
I do love my car, it has been a blast so far, even if the maintenance (when I pay someone to help) gets expensive... $132/hr.
2013 Porsche Boxster (in silver and red, home at last!)
2011 BMW 128i cabrio, ///M Sport
2005 Elise in Racing Green with the touring pack (sold 8/6/12)
2007 MINI Cooper S in Sparkling Silver (sold)
Founder of the Racing Green Confederate