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December 24, 2004

2005 Lotus Elise

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Dan Jedlicka's Rating:
8 out of 10.

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British sports car builder and Grand Prix racing champion Lotus has come up with the small, wild-looking Elise sports car, which is a blast to drive with its race-car performance.

As with a good sports-racing car, the Elise almost seems to know what a driver wants to do before he makes a move. There is no hesitation when the mid-engine two-seat convertible is given steering, braking and throttle commands, making it fun to drive even to the local 7-Eleven.

The Elise is perhaps the closest thing to a modern sports-racing car that can be legally driven on roads. But it has standard air conditioning, leather-wrapped steering wheel, anti-lock brakes, dual front airbags and an anti-theft system.


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