Space & practicality

Lotus Elise review

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Lotus Elise
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6 Jan 2017 10:25 | Last updated: 22 Aug 2018 15:37

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Space & practicality

How it copes with people and clutter

Many people will scoff at the concept of a mid-engined sports car being even remotely practical. However, the Lotus Elise does have a boot behind its engine which is big enough for two soft bags, and there’s room in the cabin for two six-footers.

What does let the Elise down is the lack of in-car storage and the fiddly fabric roof, which takes an age to erect or remove. And the wide sill and small door opening means you need the flexibility of a gymnast to get in and out.

 

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Sport
This car is about excitement rather than comfort, so whichever version you buy, you'll get a similarly miserly amount of kit, which includes alloy wheels, central locking, a leather steering wheel...View trim
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Sprint
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Cup 250
Closed coupe version adds little or nothing to the base equipment of the Sport; in fact, it takes it away for added lightness....View trim
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Special Edition 250
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Cup 250 R
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