More realistically you should be able to find a low mileage used '05/'06 Elise for reasonable money in two and a half years.
...in which case those cars can only be 2008 models in the US. The gummint sez that the model year is determined by the first January 1 that the car is available for sale. (This is what determines which regulation apply.)atyclb said:in most of 2006 you will be buying a 2006 model
the 2007's likely won't begin production until September 2007.