I had completely forgotten about these cars until I saw one on an ad website.

This is basically a more comfortable Lotus Elise, produced by Lotus themselves using the Elise's chassis!

The base version had a 2.2 N/A all-aluminium inline four with 147hp, for a total weight of about 1 920lbs, which meant they were good for 0-60 in around 6 seconds!

The great thing is that since they don't have a Lotus logo on them, they can be had for about half the money. The one pictured above is currently for sale, with 33 500 miles, left hand drive, for 15 000€ (think 4 years old Miata price).

Interesting, isn't it?