When we recently took in this 2005 Lotus Elise as a trade-in, one of the managers took me for a couple of laps around the building. Pretty cool. However, let me just say that this is the type of car you have to plan your entry and exit. The car sits only 3.6 feet off the ground and for someone of my size, it was a rather awkward experience. But, I have to admit, once I got inside, it was a comfortable fit … comfortable, that is, if you like go-karts!
While there’s not much to write home about comfort-wise, this dinky car excels at the race track. According to Motor Trend, the Elise held the speed record for slalom in 2005. It’s 73.2 mph record beat out the Porsche Boxster S and the Ferrari Challenge Stradale. That’s pretty good, especially when you consider that the Elise is powered by a 190 hp Toyota-sourced 4-cylinder.
I’m pretty sure we already have a buyer lined up for it. But if you are seriously interested, contact me and I’ll see what can be done.