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Lotus Elise S1: review, specs and buying guide
Lotus Elise convertible

Lotus Elise S1: review, specs and buying guide

Values of the original Elise are on the move, so if you’re after one don’t hang about. Let evo’s guide help you identify your perfect Lotus lightweigh…
10 May 2020
Lotus Elise Classic Heritage Editions celebrate past Grand Prix legends
Lotus Elise

Lotus Elise Classic Heritage Editions celebrate past Grand Prix legends

Latest specials take inspiration from cars driven by Moss, Hill, Mansell and Fittipaldi
6 May 2020
Lotus Elise Cup 250 review
Lotus Elise

Lotus Elise Cup 250 review

Most focused Elise is still a fantastic road car, and its light weight and simplicity feel more relevant than ever
12 Apr 2020
Lotus Elise review
Lotus Elise Sprint 220 - Rear
Lotus Elise convertible

Lotus Elise review

The Elise, with exceptional feel and control as well as compliance and ride quality, couldn’t be anything other than a Lotus
28 Jan 2018
Lotus Elise Cup 260: the fastest Elise yet
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Lotus Elise convertible

Lotus Elise Cup 260: the fastest Elise yet

New special edition Lotus Elise built in limited numbers benefits from a raft of upgrades
20 Oct 2017

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Lotus Elise Sprint 220 review
 Lotus Elise Sprint 220 - side
Lotus Elise convertible

Lotus Elise Sprint 220 review

The Lotus Sprint 220 is a rewarding, involving car but that iconic badge comes with a heavy price.
10 Oct 2017
New Lotus Elise Cup 250 gets even lighter and more hardcore
Lotus Elise Cup 250 - Front
Lotus Elise convertible

New Lotus Elise Cup 250 gets even lighter and more hardcore

Minor changes to the Cup 250 make it almost more carbonfibre than car, following the Lotus mantra of adding lightness
1 Jun 2017
Lotus Elise Cup 250 review - the fastest Elise ever
Lotus Elise convertible

Lotus Elise Cup 250 review - the fastest Elise ever

Even lighter, even faster and even more exciting?
9 May 2016
Lotus Elise Cup 250 is the fastest Elise yet
Lotus Elise convertible

Lotus Elise Cup 250 is the fastest Elise yet

Small tweaks make the old Cup 220 an even more serious driver's car
17 Feb 2016
Lotus Elise Sport and Elise 220 announced
Lotus Elise convertible

Lotus Elise Sport and Elise 220 announced

Lotus brings back Sport name for more affordable Elise
16 Nov 2015
Lotus Elise S2 buying guide
Lotus Elise convertible

Lotus Elise S2 buying guide

There are many versions of the S2 Elise – and they’re all brilliant. Here’s the low-down
6 May 2015
Lotus Elise S Cup review - prices, specs and 0-60 time
Lotus Elise convertible

Lotus Elise S Cup review - prices, specs and 0-60 time

Timeless Lotus recipe creates precise and enjoyable Elise variant
4 Apr 2015
Lotus Elise – a history in pictures
Lotus Elise convertible

Lotus Elise – a history in pictures

The Lotus Elise is 20 years old in 2015 - here are ten of the best Lotus ever made
21 Mar 2015
Lotus Elise 20th Anniversary Special Edition unveiled
Lotus Elise convertible

Lotus Elise 20th Anniversary Special Edition unveiled

An even lighter Elise celebrates 20 years of the iconic car
19 Mar 2015
Lotus restructure
Lotus announces restructure
Lotus Elise convertible

Lotus restructure

Lotus could lay-off a quarter of its workforce as it restructures to ensure a strong and sustainable future. Details here
22 Sep 2014
Lotus Elise S Cup R details
Lotus Elise S Cup R track car launched
Lotus Elise convertible

Lotus Elise S Cup R details

In the wake of it's Exige V6 Cup R, Lotus has launched a new track-only Elise S Cup R model, which will be on show at the Autosport show this month. S…
3 Jan 2014
Lotus Elise S Club Racer review, specs and performance
Lotus Elise S Club Racer bright blue
Lotus Elise convertible

Lotus Elise S Club Racer review, specs and performance

The Lotus Elise S Club Racer takes the 217bhp supercharged Elise S and trims its weight. The best Elise on sale?
19 Sep 2013
Lotus Elise through the ages
Lotus Elise group test
Lotus Elise convertible

Lotus Elise through the ages

The Lotus Elise punched above its weight in 1996 and still does so today. evo assesses how it’s stayed ahead of the game
15 Jul 2013
Lotus Elise S Club Racer
New Lotus Elise S Club Racer blue side profile
Lotus Elise convertible

Lotus Elise S Club Racer

The Lotus Elise S range gains a cheaper, lighter variant in the form of the second Club Racer model
9 Jul 2013
Lotus Elise S1 buying checkpoints
Lotus Elise S1 buying guide
Lotus Elise convertible

Lotus Elise S1 buying checkpoints

One of the all-time greats, now from just £10K. We help you track down a good one
14 May 2013
Lotus Esprit celebration
Lotus Esprit S1 vs Essex Turbo vs Sport 300 vs S4S vs GT3 vs Sport 350
Lotus Elise convertible

Lotus Esprit celebration

evo tests six of the best examples of Lotus’s much-missed supercar, the Esprit. But which one is the best?
11 Feb 2013
Porsche Boxster vs Lotus Elise S
Porsche Boxster vs Lotus Elise S
Lotus Elise convertible

Porsche Boxster vs Lotus Elise S

Which of these sub-£40K sports cars delivers the best open-top kicks, the all-new 2.7-litre Porsche Boxster or the latest supercharged Lotus Elise? Ri…
4 Feb 2013
Hennessey Venom GT review
Hennessey Venom GT video review
Lotus Elise convertible

Hennessey Venom GT review

Following from its 0-300kph record run, Richard Meaden drives the Hennessey Venom GT on the road to find out how good it really is. Video action here
30 Jan 2013
Lotus not at Paris
Lotus 2010 Paris motor show Brian May Naomi Campbell
Lotus Elise convertible

Lotus not at Paris

British sports car maker Lotus will not attend the 2012 Paris motor show, say reports
16 Jul 2012
Goodwood 2012 preview
2012 Goodwood Festival of Speed McLaren MP4-12C GT3
Lotus Elise convertible

Goodwood 2012 preview

A preview of the 2012 Goodwood Festival of Speed, with everything from Formula 1 stars to a reverse speed record attempt
26 Jun 2012
2012 Lotus Elise S review
2012 Lotus Elise S orange cornering
Lotus Elise convertible

2012 Lotus Elise S review

The new supercharged Lotus Elise S has 217bhp and one of the most balanced chassis on sale
6 Jun 2012
Motormutt hero: Lotus Elise S1
Lotus Elise S1
Lotus Elise convertible

Motormutt hero: Lotus Elise S1

Richard Meaden introduces us to the first of his Friday daydreams - cars found through evo's Motormutt used car search engine
16 Mar 2012
Harry's Lotus Elan Sprint
Harry Metcalfe's Lotus Elan Sprint evo video diary
Lotus Elise convertible

Harry's Lotus Elan Sprint

evo boss Harry Metcalfe introduces us to his classic Lotus Elan Sprint sports car on video
12 Jan 2012
Lotus Elise Club Racer
Lotus Elise Club Racer | evo
Lotus Elise convertible

Lotus Elise Club Racer

2 Nov 2011
Lotus Elise Club Racer review
Lotus Elise Club Racer review
Lotus Elise convertible

Lotus Elise Club Racer review

We review the lighter, more hardcore Lotus Elise roadster, the Club Racer
21 Apr 2011
New Lotus Elise revealed
New Lotus Elise
Lotus Elise convertible

New Lotus Elise revealed

The new Lotus revolution brings a new take on the Elise sports car. More power and prestige
7 Oct 2010
Tesla at Crystal Palace
Tesla Roadster
Lotus Elise convertible

Tesla at Crystal Palace

Roger Green drives the future supercar - Tesla's Roadster - at a track from Britain's past, Crystal Palace
8 Jul 2010
Lotus Elise 1.6 roadster review
Lotus Elise 1.6 roadster review
Lotus Elise convertible

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
18 May 2010
Lotus Elise video review
Lotus Elise
Lotus Elise convertible

Lotus Elise video review

Henry Catchpole road tests the latest Lotus Elise roadster on evo TV
4 May 2010