for those that don't know - Julian designed the elise, and this is his take on amping up the original design. which also explains why it has the roll hoop/top of the original. along with the lamps, intake, etc...
i love it. would be cool if he churns out something more than renderings.
"I really started paying attention to cars was when they came out with the Nissan Z, the first body. Then I seen the Cherokees, the old square ones, and I was like, “Wow, that’s cool.” Then I seen the Isuzu jeeps and I seen the Wranglers."
-Lotus Cars VP of Global Design