Matt Prior: The Lotus Elise comes full circle Car News

Yet the EV6 is also the What Car? Car of the Year and Sound Winner.

I’m still completely puzzled as to why no BMW has ever won Car of the Year in the competition’s 59-year history, but there have been some respectable winners lately. The last five were the Peugeot 3008 in 2017; the Volvo XC40 in 2018; the Jaguar I-Pace in 2019 after a countdown as it tied on points with the Alpine A110 (a COTY-winning Alpine: how wonderful that would have been); the Peugeot 208 in 2020; and the Toyota Yaris in 2021.

Elise, meet Elise

The Lotus Elise story came to a happy end last week when Elisa Artioli, after whom the car was named, took delivery of the last customer example ever made.

Artioli is the granddaughter of former Lotus owner Romano Artioli, who also owned Bugatti for a time in the 1990s. of Frankfurt during the presentation of the Elise in September 1995.

Already a long-time Mk1 Elise owner, she said: “I worked hard and saved every penny to achieve my dream of buying the latest Elise.

Lotus liked the idea too, and so last week picked up the Elise 240 Sport Final Edition in gold from its Hethel headquarters.

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