Lotus Elise review

Category: Sports car

Section: Introduction

Available fuel types:petrol
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Lotus Elise
  • Lotus Elise
  • Lotus Elise
  • Lotus Elise
  • Lotus Elise
  • Lotus Elise
  • Lotus Elise
  • Lotus Elise
  • Lotus Elise
  • Lotus Elise
  • Lotus Elise
RRP from£41,230

Introduction

What Car? says...

The Lotus Elise first appeared in 1996 but, thanks in no small part to its stiff aluminium chassis and lightweight composite body, it remains an example to all of how to make a back-to-basics sports car.

It's fantastic to drive, with deliciously accurate steering and stunning levels of grip. The refinement and hood design let the side down a little, and it's not easy to get in and out of, but these are minor niggles compared to the fun of driving the thing.

Read on over the next few pages to get our in depth impressions of the dainty Lotus. We'll tell you the versions to go for and let you know how it stacks up against the sports car opposition.

At a glance

Number of trims2 see more
Available fuel typespetrol
MPG range across all versions37.7 - 45
Avaliable doors options2
Warranty2 years / No mileage cap

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