There are many different sports cars; each boasting its own set of benefits and drawbacks. Thanks to massive advancements in technology alongside the use of composite materials, these cars are faster and sleeker than ever before. However, there are many other options to consider than horsepower alone. Although the “best” sports car has much to do with one’s personal tastes, it is a good idea to take a look at the model that many consider to be the most attractive in 2015.
The Lotus Elise
Lotus has always been known as a high-end manufacturer, and the 2015 Elise lives up to such a vaunted reputation. What should first be mentioned that this roadworthy model offers an impressive 134 horsepower to the driver; ideal for street and track racing. However, this muscle is offset by a curb weight of only 1,931 pounds (875 kilogrammes). This enables it to accelerate quickly and with an accompanying 133 foot pounds of torque, speed is never an issue.
Another quality specific to the Lotus Elise is that it offers a stiffer suspension than comparable models. This makes it ideal for track racing (although street competitions can slightly suffer). The Elise is equipped with a 1.6-litre four-cylinder engine that can be upgraded to the Elise S-series for those who require even more power behind the wheel. In the s-series, no less than 217 horsepower can be enjoyed. This equates to an acceleration from zero to 60 miles per hour in an insane 4.2 seconds flat.
Keep in mind that the Elise and the Elise S are not necessarily designed for normal travelling. Instead, these high-performance models are much more suited for track racing. Still, the decidedly “sexy” design of this model will equally turn heads during a competition or when out and about.
As 2015 comes to a close, it will indeed be interesting to see what 2016 has in store in terms of these decidedly amazing vehicles.