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The Elise through the years

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Nice article if you havent read before Lotus Elise: through the ages
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Nice read, thanks. Reminds me again why this is a special little car, and why every time I bring it to a Porsche or BMW club track weekend I get a crowd of German car guys wanting to sit in it and talk about it.
 

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Good read. It's disappointing that our cars in the US are relatively heavy compared with what they offered in the UK.

That S1 is the shape I originally fell for. What a little beauty.
I remember the first time I saw a picture of an S1: I told myself that I had to own that car one day.
 

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Don't forget to read the designer of the Elise's comments on the side bar in the link!
 

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Good read. It's disappointing that our cars in the US are relatively heavy compared with what they offered in the UK.

That S1 is the shape I originally fell for. What a little beauty.
^ +1 x10 to the 12th.
 

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While the S1 is a sharp shape, I've seen a few in person and prefer the later federal version for pure looks.

There is an S1 track version that I saw in the US, in black, that looks fantastic. I'm not sure what the proper nomenclature for it is, but it has a factory cutoff switch and some other bits and pieces, the whole thing is tiny and mean.
 

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While I fully acknowledge the S1's purity and would welcome the opportunity to own one someday, I just can't get over that catfish face. Thank goodness you can't see it while driving it. What a huge styling improvement the S2 was!
 
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