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I have heard both eh-leece and eh-leeze.
 

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Some people say "ay-leese" too.

The correct pronunciation is down to an Italian called Romano Artioli. The car's named after his granddaughter - he owned Bugatti and Lotus during project M111 (which became the elise).

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I used to pronounce it e-lease but since watching / listening to the Top Gear videos and the official Elise video, seems the more correct is pronunciation is "eh-leaze".
 

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EH!!! As a Canadian, i'm real confused with all this "eh" stuff. No-one up here calls it an "A" lease. :)

You really want to mess with non-car folks, pronounce it "ee-leeze-eh" (with a french accent)
 

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I like the way this fellow pronounces it: (I must have watched this video about 50 times while waiting for good weather to pick up my Ardent Red a few months ago!)

 

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I pronounce it eh-Leeze
 

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Now there's a guy who REALLY loves his car

Look at the little pieces of material on the sills to stop him scuffing the tread plates when he gets out

I thought I was bad, but I'm not THAT bad!
 

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EH!!! As a Canadian, i'm real confused with all this "eh" stuff. No-one up here calls it an "A" lease. :)

You really want to mess with non-car folks, pronounce it "ee-leeze-eh" (with a french accent)
I would not be surprised at any European saying that way, or ee-lease-ah.
 

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Now there's a guy who REALLY loves his car

Look at the little pieces of material on the sills to stop him scuffing the tread plates when he gets out

I thought I was bad, but I'm not THAT bad!
DOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD, because he has a CALIFORNIA edition. Those will start bringing 7 figures soon at Barrett Jackson!!
 

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Now there's a guy who REALLY loves his car

Look at the little pieces of material on the sills to stop him scuffing the tread plates when he gets out

I thought I was bad, but I'm not THAT bad!
Didn't you shell out for new sill covers? Oh, and are you going to Chatsworth meet on 8th July? 44 Lotus booked in so far, i noticed musicman is on the list...:panic:
 
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