For 50 years, I've wanted a Lotus. And for 20 years, more or less, I've been able to afford one. I looked Elises over at the Chicago Auto Show in 2005. And bought a Mustang instead. More bang-for-the-buck, especially in the upper Midwest. Ahh.... but if I lived in Knoxville, and it was a weekend toy... In Fantasy World, I still want a Lotus.
|Above and below: a tasty Elise. The owner must have to be as careful about ramps with|
his rear diffuser as supercar owners are about their front splitters.
|The (English) Ford Cortina 105E engine that powered later street-spec Lotus Sevens. This one has been|
Cosworth-ized, with Weber carbs.