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Lotus Elise Reviews
The Telegraph100
AA90
Auto Express80
Parkers80
Autocar79
Top Gear80
Carbuyer60
What Car60
Total Aggregate Score
79
5
5 / 5
The Telegraph
Review Summary
It's "performance through light weight" executed with a 21st century eco-conscious twist. You can't help thinking Colin Chapman would approve.
9
9 / 10
AA
Review Summary
The Elise is already a critically acclaimed driving experience, and this S model lifts the car's potential to new heights.
4
4 / 5
Auto Express
Review Summary
Lightweight Lotus Elise sports car priorities handling and performance above all else.
4
4 / 5
Parkers
Review Summary
There are few luxuries (there's no power steering for instance) and it's not a comfortable car to travel long distances in, but for sheer enjoyment and involvement few cars come close.
4
4 / 5
Autocar
Review Summary
Compromised in material quality, refinement and usability, but not performance and handling purity.
8
8 / 10
Top Gear
Review Summary
If the Elise were music, it would be blues. Raw, emotional, stripped back and pared-down.
3
3 / 5
Carbuyer
Review Summary
With incredible handling and thrilling performance, the Lotus Elise is one of the most successful and popular British sports cars of its generation.
3
3 / 5
What Car
Review Summary
A proper sports car, full of sensation. The Lotus Elise demands dedication for day-to-day use, but it’s worth the effort.
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