Magazine Reviews of the Lotus Elise Over the Years

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2006

2005

2004

2003

  • Autoweek, 15 December 2003, introduction of the Federal Lotus Elise
  • Motortrend, December 2003, First drive of the 2005 Elise
  • reMarque, November 2003, Andrew Barron drives the new Federal Elise
  • Road and Track, November 2003, introduction of the Federal Elise
  • Car and Driver, October, Elise coming, engine choice
  • Autocar, 23 September 2003, new Toyota Exige and interview with Kiam

2002

  • reMarque, February 2002, Elise Watch
  • reMarque, February 2002, personal experience visiting the LA Autoshow
  • Autocar, Analysis of Lotus and the departure of Playle.
  • EVO, June 2002, Britian's Best Driver's Cars
  • EVO, June 2002, Driven: Elise 111S
  • Road and Track, June 2002, Get a Grip! article on handling, Elise is second.
  • Road and Track, June 2002, Get a Grip! second try with additional information
  • Autoweek, July 2002, first advertisement for Elise in US
  • Autocar road tests the 111S, includes performance panel and nice picture.

2001

2000

  • Car, October 2000, Opal Speedster VX220
  • Car, September 2000, on the Lotus Exige
  • Sports Car International, May 2000, M250 described, pictures
  • Auto Express, (unknown date), car tests the Exige
  • Car, January 2000, describes the 340R
  • Sports Car International, January 2000, Elise Sport reviewed
  • CCC, unknown date, Adrian Newey and his 320hp Elise
  • Evo, unknown date, two tuned cars compared

1999

  • Autocar, November 1999, Knight nominated Man of the Year
  • Road and Track, September 1999, car comparison
  • Auto Car, September 1999, rumors of the M250
  • CCC, June 1999, tuned and standard Elise compared
  • Auto Car, May 5, 1999, long term Elise report
  • Auto Car, May 5, 1999, interview with Chris Knight
  • Auto Car, May 5, 1999, racing series with Sport
  • Auto Car, May 5, 1999, story on the 340R
  • Auto Car, May 5, 1999, Lotus issue, Carr design drawings, Emas
  • UK Auto Express, May 19, 1999, Vauxhall putting Elise based auto into production
  • Autoweek, May 17,1999, rumors of the M250
  • Autoweek, March 22, 1999, more on the Opel Speedster
  • Top Gear, February 1999, comparison test of exotic small cars
  • Top Gear, February 1999, test drivers for Lotus
  • Hydro Profile, January 1999, Hydro build numbers for Elise chassis

1998

1997

  • Top Gear, December 1997 reviews the Elise Sport
  • ARK Re-Design Forum, November 1997, with an interview with Andrew Hill
  • Car Magazine, December 1997, best handling award goes to the Elise, again
  • AutoCar, November 1997, article on the new Lotus Sport, 190 hp!
  • Road and Track, September 1997, first US road test.
  • Automotive News talks about an electric Elise, March 1997
  • Autoweek, February 10, 1997 interviews Jim Selwa.
  • Car, January 1997 editorial on Proton purchase, action needed

through 1996

  • Autoweek November 11, 1996 Autoweek announces the sale of Lotus to Proton
  • Car, November,1996 article about Proton's purchase of Lotus
  • Mike Causer drives the Elise, September 6, 1996
  • AutoCar, August 21, 1996 compares the Elise with some impressive other cars.
  • Car, August 1996 The car is driven and the opinions voiced
  • Alu-ise, AutoCar, July 3, 1996 reviewing the technological achievement
  • Sports Car International, June 1996 the first car to be driven by civilians
  • British Car, April-May 1996 Chris Sawyer, PR for LCU, writes about the Elise
  • Autoweek May 6, 1996 Whither Elise? Describes a possible V6 Rover engine.
  • Car Magazine, January 1996, Interview with the Designers
  • Auto and Design, December 1995, excellent article about the design concepts and process!
  • Autoweek, March 22, 1995, first spy photograph
  • Autocar and Motor, January 1994, concept pictures and Seven concepts