Hello all! New to the forum and will be purchasing my first Lotus in less than a week from Lotus of Portland!! I am excited as hell!!! I have a 2011 Elise R in Starlight Black on hold but am considering upgrading to a 2011 Elise SC in Storm Titanium. Both cars have the black pack, tour pack, star shield, and hardtop. The Elise R also comes with the sport pack but the SC does not. There is a 4K price differential between the two. I’ve been drooling over these cars for years and drove my first about 3 weeks back at Fox Valley while in Chicago. Was only behind the wheel for all of 15 minutes but they were the 15 most exciting driving minutes of my life! Just curious what you experienced Lotus folks out there would go for in my position? I haven’t actually seen either of these two cars in person so I am largely going off the pics which can be found here New & Used Lotus vehicles from Lotus of Portland in Portland Oregon The Starlight Black Elise R is the one I’m leaning towards but am not 100%. Black is a real chore to keep looking sharp and I’m a real stickler for cleanliness. Been reading the forums here and understand that should I choose down the road to add a supercharger I will be able to get much better performance out of an aftermarket product than the one the Elise SC comes equipped with from the factory. This will be my very first sports car and I will only be driving it 2 weeks out of every 12 due to my touring schedule. I am a performer with Cirque du Soleil and am on the road for 10 weeks at a time. I would really appreciate any feedback you experienced Lotus folks out there might have for me regarding this decision. Also if any of you out there see the Cirque du Soleil show “Quidam” coming to your neck of the woods please give me a shoot and I’d be happy to give you a backstage tour. Thanks for reading and happy motoring!