Lotus Elise/Exige

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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.