View Full Version : Lotus Elan (original)

12-02-2005, 12:12 PM
http://img522.imageshack.us/img522/74/elan109zf.th.jpg (http://img522.imageshack.us/my.php?image=elan109zf.jpg)
http://img522.imageshack.us/img522/9894/elanlagunaapr20037yy.th.jpg (http://img522.imageshack.us/my.php?image=elanlagunaapr20037yy.jpg)

12-02-2005, 12:38 PM
As light as your shoe and actually not much bigger.. you can jump in and drive it and it won't smell as bas :D sounds pretty cool to me

12-02-2005, 01:02 PM
Subzero with Mrs Peel :mrgreen:
To be serious, i'd say cool for its chassis, its twin cam engine (very nice sound) and its styling

a better pic :arrow: http://img370.imageshack.us/img370/153/img70471rr.th.jpg (http://img370.imageshack.us/my.php?image=img70471rr.jpg)

12-02-2005, 01:06 PM
Subzero. Epitome of Lotus' philisophy, much cooler than todays overweight cars...

12-02-2005, 01:13 PM
only one lotus in my mind reaches a less then cool status, and this isn't it ;)

definately cool :-D

12-02-2005, 01:31 PM

12-02-2005, 06:24 PM

Ford Capri 2.8i
12-03-2005, 05:16 PM
Naturally subzero since it has been one of the best sport cars ever made and i have always adored the Colin Chapmanīs vision, concepts, ideas....and the elan is not an exception....however IMO the lotus failed a bit when they launched the front wheel drive elan a few years ago...however the corrected it launching the elise afterwords

12-03-2005, 05:24 PM
*Goes way out on a limb by himself to guess whether this response will get him lynched*..

Uncool.. ITs just ugly.

12-03-2005, 08:01 PM
Not an Esprit nor a Elise... sorry, have to vote for uncool just cause of the look.

05-28-2008, 11:08 AM
*Goes way out on a limb by himself to guess whether this response will get him lynched*..

Uncool.. ITs just ugly.

Ever seen one in person?

You'd reconsider in a heartbeat.

Then again I'm olde enough to remember new Esprits.

06-07-2008, 03:34 AM
Seeing one makes you want to jump in and take it for a spin. Cool. :)

06-07-2008, 12:56 PM
Cool in its day as it was very unique stateside. Never really lusted after one when they were newer. Europa for some reason got my attention at the time.

Today - too many other cars I would rather have first. Actually with the rising prices of "collectible" cars a new Lotus would seem like a much better choice for someone as lazy and untalented at tinkering as me.

10-20-2009, 08:11 PM
I couldn't decide what to vote for this car. Sure, it's light chassis, great handling and gutsy engine make one of the greatest sports cars of all time. But the styling is a bit awkward. But maybe that doesn't matter because it is indeed 60's chic.
And it's a car that I want.
And Gordon Murray likes it.
Ergo, sub zero from me!