If we all went on a diet: ’05 Lotus Elise
With cars and with people, weight is the enemy. I am confident that if I lost 25 pounds I could win the New York Marathon. It is unlikely I will lose the 25 pounds so I will continue to surrender the title to a formidable competitor. Weight is a problem in cars too. The more complicated they get, the more they weigh. Is there any doubt why a Ferrari California weighs over 4,000 pounds? You have all sorts of things going on in cars like that. It is a wonder why it weighs only 4,100 pounds. And that’s why it requires almost 500 hp to be exciting. And then there are Lotus Cars. From the Seven to the Elan, then the Elite, they all had one thing in common – they were light. The Elise holds true to the orignal mantra of Lotus Cars’ Colin Chapman. This isn’t a quote but it could be – keep it simple stupid. The Elise weighs around 2,000 lbs, has A/C and a willing Toyota-sourced motor and it is scary fast and nimble. Yes, Lotus strayed from time to time and gave us some pretty ridiculous cars but the Elise makes up for it. I know you want one by now. You can taste it. So here it is – a 2005 Lotus Elise finished in Saffron Yellow with Black leather interior. This is a superb 1-owner Elise driven just 50k miles. The Elise remains one of the most affordable and reliable exotic cars on the planet. This example has the Touring package with leather seats and power windows, air conditioning that blows ice cold, removable soft top, alloy wheels, Starshield clear bra protection, factory alarm and much more. The car has recently been serviced and is in need of nothing at all. It is priced to sell at $29,900.00. Call Mark Starr @ 914 217-4817 today or you will miss out on this one.