Having read this review, I think it deserves it's own thread. There is a lot that pertains the USA Elise in this article and I think everyone should read it.
Hmmm, I guess that answers the short term hope of a possible street legal S2 Exige in the states. Before I was thinking the only difference was going to be body parts (front splitter, targa top, engine cover/wing, and flared clamshells). Which one could probably buy through Lotus Sport and essentially make a US Exige out of a Federalized Elise. But this hints at some other changes.The final spec of the Exige (which is not going to the US)...
andSix months from now, the production Series 2 Exige will be unveiled at the Geneva show.
Not sure when the magazines cover date was, but assuming it is October and they factored in the lead time to print. 6 months is April and a "few" after that is July-ish. *shrug*Exige S2s go on sale next spring and Lotus anticipates building 1000 at about 32k a pop, basic. The real action starts a few months later, though, when Lotus findsout if the fully-loaded, Toyota-engined Elise meets the approval of American sports car buyers.