Have you been waiting to buy your Lotus Elise until it got more power? Perhaps you were waiting for the supercharger installed from the factory?
Well get your checkbook ready and start writing a check that begins with a 5 as in a $55,000 base price. For your $55k you will get the usual Lotus Elise underpinnings. You get a car that tips the scales right at 1 ton. It is still powered by the 1.8 liter Toyota sourced engine. The difference is now there is a supercharger bolted to it. That extra bit of forced induction is good enough to send the little Toyota engine to peak output of 218hp.
This car should be on the short list for people who spend time at a road course track on a regular basis and if you have $55k to spend on your track car. Think of it as a very expensive, very fast Miata.
The guys at InsideLine.com have a full review of the Lotus Elise SC for your reading enjoyment.