First revealed in 1995, the mid-engined two-seater Lotus Elise (Later given a second name, the Exige) set new standards for sporty driving characteristics. The use of an entirely-aluminum chassis and other parts made it incredibly light weight, and combining that with its mid-engine layout, it was able to become one of the fastest-cornering street-legal vehicles ever built.
The first generation Elise is a dream car of mine, but owning any of the Elise/Exige generations would be fantastic. Their small size and light weight must make for an incredibly fun car to drive! Maybe I'll own one someday.
- Stephen Brand, August 25th, 2023.