I like the overall design, and I like the two tone concept and I'm fine with the two separate pieces idea. I'd probably like the base wrapped in leather...and then maybe accent the top piece with a color, aluminum, or alcantara.
I'm not sure, but he possibilities are kind of endless and you can go nuts trying to satisfy everyone. You might want to offer up a lower cost unfinished version that can be customized
I don't need as much space for the buttons. And while this may be considered blasphemy to the lotus gods; I think an integrated cup holder would be sweet. I know there was a guy that was taking the stock console and adding a cup holder up front and leather wrapping it for people.
2007 Chrome Orange Lotus Elise