I actually own a 2006 CO Elise, and just always wanted the Exige ! Btw - Elise is for sale , check out the Lotus cars for sale !!!! If anyone is interested .I would opine that if money is a concern then get a used elise. Drive it for a bit and add a supercharger if you need a little more. (I would contend that most don't need more) If however the monetary difference is not important to you then get the 240s, because its just cooler.
Is your Exige Chrome orange?Same here. Not once have I thought, "boy I wish I had that 240S". I have though, "darn that thing is cool", but no regrets at all.
Did I mention that I love my Lotus? :nanner: I know all y'all feel the same about your cars....this car just never ceases to blow me away. I've had many cars and been around the enthusiast block a few times...but I've never had my socks knocked off like this before.
So the bottom line: Either way you go you will be very happy and likely not look back at your choice.