We put our man behind the wheel of the supercharged Elise
28 February 2008

How easy is it to justify £34,000 for an Elise?Expensive though it is, the Elise SC is also mightily effective. The supercharged 1.8-litre puts out 217bhp and 156lb ft of torque, propelling the 900kg Elise to 60mph in 4.4sec and on to 100mph in just 10.7sec.But does the SC encroach on the hardcore Exige, or does it step neatly into the role of range-topping Elise?Chris Harris got behind the wheel of Lotus' latest creation to find out whether fitting a supercharger to the Elise is a step too far, or a stroke of genius.

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Our Verdict

Lotus Elise

Is the Lotus Elise still the last word in open-top British sports car fun?

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