I noticed a couple interesting things in those photos:
1. Notice the position of the third brake light? I don't recall ever seeing this on an Elise before. Probably shows what the US tail will look like.
2. Note the position of the exhaust tips. Well, more specifically, that they're not in the typical location and are not even visible in this picture. This strengthens the rumor that the exhaust will exit down through the diffuser area.
Excellent posting Craigy. Couldn't indeed find the magazine over here in the Netherlands. The S2 Exige is beginning to grow on me. Can't wait to see it in the flesh, but it won't be my car: I just love open top motoring