"stay in contact with your dealer, as we will be communicating more info about the Elise and its arrival in the U.S. just after the new year. It may be a few months, after the 1st, that the dealer has enough info about which specific cars are coming their way and in what time frame but our plans are for the Elise to be here for sale during the 2nd quarter of 2004. Stay tuned, the wait will be worth it. The U.S. spec car is truly an amazing vehicle. Thanks, Lotus Cars USA"