The much-loved Lotus Elise

Champion of the prestigious Autocar Awards is the Lotus Elise!

The much loved Lotus Elise has been crowned ‘Readers Champion’ in the recent Autocar Awards following a competition entered by an abundance of Lotus enthusiasts, outshining some of the world’s best ever cars.

During the Awards ceremony, held at Silverstone, Jean-Marc Gales, CEO of Group Lotus PLC said: “Winning the Readers’ Champion Award shows what a key role the Elise continues to play in the automotive industry. When it was launched it shook the rest of the automotive industry into acknowledging and understanding the importance of lightweight when producing class-leading sports cars – redefining the segment. It is one of the all-time greats which is always copied but never equalled.”

Jim Holder, Editorial Director, Haymarket Automotive said, “The Lotus Elise is a car that embodies all that Autocar and its readers love about sports cars, combining pace, agility and a purity of purpose. Our testers named their favourite 50 cars and tens of thousands of readers proceeded to choose the winner. It was hotly contested, of course, but the Lotus Elise is a well-deserved Readers’ Champion winner.”

The Autocar Readers’ Champion Award not only coincides with the anniversary of the car’s first year on sale, but also with the 50th celebration of the move to our famous factory in Hethel. As the spiritual home of the Elise, it’s another reason for the company and its millions of fans to celebrate in 2016.

Long live the #Elise!

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Added: 01 June 2016

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