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Car Catcher: Lotus Elise Wearing the Always-Fashionable British Racing Green

This 2005 Lotus Elise is almost practical with its optional Touring Package.

Car Catcher: Supercharged, Honda-Powered Lotus Elise Sleeper

And just when you thought the Lotus Elise was fun enough.

Car Catcher: Low-Mileage, Solar Yellow Elise

If the stand-out Solar Yellow paint doesn't interest you, the low 18,750 miles on this clean-title 2006 Lotus Elise just might.

Car Catcher: Red Over Tan Lotus Elise

Wearing Ardent red paint over a tan interior, this 2005 Lotus Elise comes equipped with the Touring package that adds air conditioning, additional sound deading and a leather-appointed interior.

Elisa Artioli, the Namesake of the Lotus Elise

Spectators and journalists alike were surprised to see a 2-year-old little girl sitting behind the wheel of the then-new Lotus Elise when the cover was pulled off at the 1995 Frankfurt Motor Show.

Car Catcher: One of 12 Left-Hand-Drive Lotus Elise Motorsport

Not only is this 2000 Lotus Elise Motorsport one of only 65 examples worldwide, but it's also one of only 12 left-hand-drive models built by Lotus and imported into the United States.

Car Catcher: Is Green the Best Color for a Lotus Elise?

If you're anything like us, green is almost always an appropriate color choice for British sports cars. Case in point: This 2007 Lotus Elise from Wire Wheel.

Car Catcher: A Single-Owner, One-of-50 Lotus Elise Type 72D Special Edition

This 2007 Lotus Elise Type 72D Special Edition celebrates the 35th anniversary of the Lotus 72's domination of the 1972 Formula 1 championship.

Car Catcher: A Future-Classic Lotus Elise That Won't Break the Bank

This 2007 Lotus Elise offers lightweight, rear-wheel-drive performance with reliable, Toyota-based power for just $29,900.

Car Catcher: SCCA-Approved Lotus Elise Motorsport

What sets this track-ready Elise apart? It is said to be one of two built by Lotus specifically to meet SCCA homologation rules.

Car Catcher: A Silver-Over-Tan Lotus Elise From the First U.S. Model Year

This 2005 Lotus Elise for sale from Wire Wheel Classic Sports Cars is a Series 2 example from the very first year the car was offered for sale in the United States.

Car Catcher: Low Mileage, British Racing Green Lotus Elise

This 2009 Lotus Elise is reported having only 19,600 miles on its odometer and comes equipped with the optional touring package.

Car Catcher: A Nightfall Blue Lotus Elise

The Lotus Elise is unique in that it combines the light weight and responsive handling of a sports car with Japanese reliability.

Car Catcher: One of 50 Lotus Elise Type 72D Special Editions

Only 50 examples of the Type 72D Special Edition Elise were built worldwide to celebrate the anniversary of the Type 72D's victories back in the day.

Car Catcher: Touring Package-Equipped Lotus Elise

Despite a relatively benign engine, the Lotus Elise is still a capable mid-engine sports car.

Car Catcher: A Factory-Supercharged Lotus Elise

This Elise is unique as it sports a factory-equipped supercharger.

Car Catcher: A Monaco White Elise With a Factory Hardtop

This Elise from 2009 features a factory hardtop and the optional touring package.

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Buyer's Guides: Buyer Guide: 2005-2011 Lotus Elise and Exige

When Lotus first unleashed the Elise some 20 years ago, the automaker’s message was clear: We’re back, baby.

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