Joy Ride

The Lotus Elise isn't the fastest sports car on the road. It's not the best made, either. And it's by far the least luxurious. But it's one of the most fun to drive, as well as one of the sexiest.

Hand-crafted in England, the Elise is powered by a 4-cylinder Toyota engine. But don't let that fool you. The 1.8 liter, 16-valve engine produces an aggressive 190 horsepower and 138 pounds/foot of torque that can propel this miniature roadster from 0 to 60 in less than 5 seconds. Lotus obtains these numbers in part by using an aluminum chassis and fiberglass body that keep the weight down to a feathery 1,984 pounds.

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