I have driven the S1 Elise, the standard S2 Elise and the S2 111S down in Australia. I test drove all 3 on the road and race track. The 111S was the best of the lot. I can only imagine what the US car will be like with 190HP.
I took the S1 Elise on a 4 hour ride, not the most civil of the lot as the S2 is a much better all around car than the S1 was. Our US Elise will be an even better imporvment over the old S2. I can't wait!!!
I did Not drive, but did get a ride in a S1 Exige. Totally awesome
Sat in the Fed car, got in and out a few times, turned on the engine, and revved it to about 4,000 in neutral.
(I would have stolen the car had I had the chance, but it was staged inside the LA Convention Center, and while navigating around all the different trade show booths would have made for a fun, cinematic-style getaway, I don't think the car would have survived the ride down the elevator.)