2017 Lotus Elise Sprint

2017 Lotus Elise Sprint

The Elise Sprint’s carbon fiber parts help shave off over 90 lb. of weight compared to the standard model, giving it a dry weight of just 1759 lb. It also borrows the Exige Sport 350’s open-gate gearbox. Available in 1.6L 134 hp or a supercharged 1.8L 217 hp engine. Sadly, it’s not US-bound.

Für Elise: Dubstep Edition

Für Elise: Dubstep Edition

Electronic musician Kaskobi brings classical music into the 21st century with a seriously danceworthy arrangement of Beethoven’s 19th century classic, in a battle between his Novation Launchpad and Launchkey digital music controllers.

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Lotus Elise Cup 250

Lotus Elise Cup 250

The tiny and nimble roadster weighs just a tad over 2,000lb, but thanks to its 243hp supercharged-4, it can do 0 to 60 in just 3.9s , making it the Miata we always wanted. Just 250 will be made per year, all with a 6-speed manual. Sadly, it’s not street legal in the US.

2011 Lotus Elise

2011 Lotus Elise

Not just for looks, the 2011 Lotus Elise not only gets an Evora-esque fascia but reduces its drag coefficient by 4%; it also gets a beefier 1.8L (192 hp) and a new 1.6L (134 hp/118 lb-ft).

Lotus Elise Club Racer

Lotus Elise Club Racer

Based on the 134 hp Elise S, the Elise Club Racer is lightweight track car with grippy Yokohama AD07 LTS tires and aluminum wheels; it’ll come in four classic 1960s Lotus colors.

Elise Purist Edition

Elise Purist Edition

Lotus’ Elise Purist Edition isn’t all that stripped down–you’ll still get the 1.8L, 190hp 4-banger, AC, stereo and power locks–but with an MSRP near 2005 prices, it’s a tough value to beat.

Project Kahn Lotus Elise

Project Kahn Lotus Elise

Project Kahn’s tricked-out Lotus Elise gets all the usual aero-kit niceties, but the real goods are improved performance, with a billet exhaust, sports springs and 28-stage dampers.

Tiny Piano Players

Tiny Piano Players

Musician and video maker Beanzo decided to enlist the help of 19 tiny digital clones of himself to perform Beethoven’s Für Elise on a grand piano. He openly admits he swiped the idea from Mystery Guitar Man, but Beanzo’s approach was clearly quite a bit more complex.

What You Won’t Do for Everlong

What You Won’t Do for Everlong

Multitalented musician Elise Trouw turns in an wonderful live-looped mashup of Foo Fighters’s 1997 hit Everlong by Bobby Caldwell’s 1978 jazz-soul classic What You Won’t Do for Love. There’s a lot of talk about the “it” factor in the music biz, and Elise has got “it” in spades.

One Man, Three Little Birds

One Man, Three Little Birds

Samurai Guitarist proves his dexterity as he performs Bob Marley’s Three Little Birds on three ukuleles, a snare drum, tambourine, organ, bass and harmonica all at once. His five guitar rendition of Für Elise ain’t too shabby either.

Mastretta MXT

Mastretta MXT

Mexico’s first native sportscar has Lotus-esque styling, zippy performance, and moderate pricing for a first-gen vehicle. It doesn’t hurt that its 2.0L turbo engine is made North of the border by Ford.

Au Palais: Tender Mercy

Au Palais: Tender Mercy

Au Palais are brother and sister duo Elise and David Commathe. They have received rave reviews for their enchanting music, deftly pouring layers of synth and vocals over addictive beats.

Lotus RGB Edition

Lotus RGB Edition

Lotus honors their legendary engineer Roger Becker with the new RGB Special Edition for the Elise SC and Exige S; includes Sports and Touring packs and the 1.8 liter VVTL-i Toyota engine.

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2011 Hennessey Venom GT

2011 Hennessey Venom GT

How does a Lotus Elise powered by a 725-hp Corvette ZR1 engine sound to you? Not enough? Grab the 1,000-hp or 1,200-hp upgrade. Only 10 will be made, so get out your checkbooks now.

Lotus L42 Lighters

Lotus L42 Lighters

If the Elise is out of your budget, these Lotus L42 Lighters mix European design and feature triple wind-resistant torch flames, a fuel level gauge and integrated 8 mm punch.

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