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.
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.
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.