What the Critics Say


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Lotus Elise Club Racer review

"None of its rivals can match the purity of the driving experience. The other advantage of course is that with fuel economy of 45mpg, the Club Racer will cost pennies to run."- Jack Rix - April 2011

Lotus Elise 1.6 roadster review

"Don't be fooled by the mild facelift - there are crucial changes under the skin of the new Elise"
- Henry Catchpole - May 2010

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Lotus Elise Review

The ride quality is far more supple than you’d expect of a diminutive sportster
- Matt Saunders, Deputy Road Test editor - May 2010

Lotus Elise - Driven (Video)

"The Elise now gives 45 mpg and only produces 141g of carbon per km... and yet is a sports car that can accellerate from 0 - 60 mph in six seconds dead"
- Matt Prior - 16 April 2010

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Lotus Elise 1.6 - First Drive

Can a sports car really be as green as a supermini?..  The Elise is still the one to have... the purity of the driving experience as good as it’s always been and now with rock-bottom CO2 emissions, it’s a car that really does let you have your cake and eat it.