Guide: 5=Perfect; 3=Good; 1=Poor
Pros: What do you like about 2008 Lotus Elise?
Everything else but ease of entry/exit.
Cons: How would you improve 2008 Lotus Elise?
2008 Lotus Elise Review:
The Elise SC is quite simply the best sports car I have ever owned, compared with a 944 Turbo Porsche, a dual turbo Dodge Stealth,3 Corvettes, 4 Vipers, a supercharged Miata, a Spec Miata race car, and a dozen British Leland MGBs and TR6s.
The Vipers were faster, but less nimble. The Vettes were responsive, but not nearly as agile. The Elise SC is the easiest car to drive fast than any other I know of. Judging how quick and agile my Spec Miata race car is, I did not expect the Elise SC to drive or handle as well-but it is actually much Better.
The Spec Miata is better driving and quicker than the Porsches I pass-Boxsters, 944s, and in the curves, even better than a much faster 911. But this Elise SC will COMPETE with even the high-powered Porsches on the race track.
I can't wait to time this car on my regular track. I am confident it will surpass the fastest Porsches we have, and the Elise is, amazingly, a street car!
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