The Lotus Elise saved the company. Not only did it save Lotus, but it, along with sister car the Exige, kept Lotus going for 25 years.
Video: Lotus Elise and Exige Final Edition Review
Sure there was the odd other interloper, the Europa (brilliant success) and the Evora (more realistic), but without Elise and Exige, there just wouldn’t be a Lotus.
But now, we’re saying goodbye. The latest new versions of the Elise and Exige have been stamped “final edition” for a reason, after 2021 they will not be available any more. So, we had to have one more drive in them, and where else to do that than at home, in Hethel?
Will they ever be able to replace these two icons?
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