I know, how can a car as pure as the fabulous Lotus Elise get any purer, well, leave it to the boffins from Hethel to figure out a way, oh, and the newest version will cost you less dough.
Reports say that Lotus will soon offer a version of the Elise in the U.S. believed to be called the Elise Purist Edition. Based on the Elise Sport package, the new model will throw in some goodies from the Touring package, but will not include the leather-covered transmission tunnel, leather door panels or iPod integrations from the Touring package. It will include leather seating, CD player, air conditioning, a Momo steering wheel and a start button. Normally, an Elise buyer would typically expect to lay out around $49,000 for such a well-equipped Elise, but the Purist Edition should start at just $43,995, which is $3,255 LESS than the base model Elise currently lists for at $47,250.