Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
I remember when the series 1 Elise was unveiled at LOG 16 (I think) at Chateau Elan north of Atlanta back in 1996. I'd seen photos of it, but was blown away by how cool it looked. When the series 2 cars came out, I was disappointed in both the photos and the real thing, the latter which I saw for the first time at Lotus Cars USA. The styling had to grow on me, which it has.
Now that the series three cars have come out, I have to say that I don't like the photos as much as the series 2 cars, but will reserve judgement until I see the real thing. It looks like they messed with some things just because they could, like the hardtop, rear diffuser, and so forth. It does look cleaner, but not in a good way.
Just my two cents...