The Lotus Elise which first appeared over 10 years after the
death of Lotus founder Colin Chapman in 1982 was a perfect example
of his overiding design principle of light overall weight.
The aluminium monocoque chassis was utterly superb and offered
up quite possibly the best handling of any car on the market,
its mid-mounted engine and rear wheel drive layout enhancing
the driving experience further.
Inside, the Lotus Elise was incredibly Spartan, two seats, a
sports steering wheel, gauges and a gearstick being the major features.