Lotus Elise Sprint: PH Video


With the Alfa Romeo 4C and pending Alpine A110, lightweight sports cars are very much back on the agenda. Lotus has always been there of course, its core DNA based around making more out of less - more in terms of performance and handling, less in terms of weight.

The new Elise Sprint takes that to extremes and sees Lotus returning to the ultra minimalist engineering ethos laid down by founder Colin Chapman. All very well. But is it up to the job of taking on those brand new rivals from Alfa Romeo and Alpine?

Join Dan for a drive round the Lotus test track in Hethel to find out!

Watch the video here

 

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  • DPSFleet 19 May 2017

    Basic 134 bhp Elises around (new) for about £30k. Time for Tea?

  • CABC 19 May 2017

    DPSFleet said:
    Basic 134 bhp Elises around (new) for about £30k. Time for Tea?
    excellent vfm.
    Golf R remains the preferred choice for ph.

  • DPSFleet 19 May 2017

    CABC said:
    DPSFleet said:
    Basic 134 bhp Elises around (new) for about £30k. Time for Tea?
    excellent vfm.
    Golf R remains the preferred choice for ph.
    Hardly comparable though, surely.

  • Mike Roberts 19 May 2017

    I still keep expecting Dan to break out into Roachford's "Cuddly Toy".

    Want one of these. Lots.

  • Jonstar 19 May 2017

    DPSFleet said:
    Hardly comparable though, surely.
    Nope the golf is significantly worse to drive and less special.

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