According to Lotus, the new $51,770 Elise California is meant to appeal to "the lifestyle market" and to showcase Lotus' aptitude for customization. In other words, it's really little more than a package of paint and interior upgrades. Mods that were made in the name of the Golden State including vintage-Ferrari-like silver egg-crate grillework, body-colored side air inlets, upgraded wheels, light two-tone leather interior, removable hard top, Alpine sound system, and a gargantuan rear spoiler that covers the entire rear end. Only 25 Ardent Red and 25 Saffron Yellow will be built, and no, you don't have to live in California to order one. But we would suggest moving quickly before they sell out.