The Lotus Elise's shape has evolved since 1996.

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Its handling remains some of the best on the road.

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Here we see a new Elise up against the older S2.

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The Elise is pretty tiny.

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Which means there's not too much room inside for people.

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Its boot is pretty small, too. So don't try taking too much stuff with you.

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However, it is really good fun to drive.

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And the Elise S' 1.8-litre supercharged engine is pretty awesome.

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It provides instant torque that flings you up the road at a moment's notice.

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Its 0-62 mph time is a shade over 4 seconds...

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...and its top speed is 145 mph.

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The gearshift is also silky smooth...

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...twin that with Lotus' incredible steering and you end up with one hell of an experience.

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It may not be the biggest car out there, but it's certainly one of the most fun.

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Though the naturally aspirated engines are awesome, bolting a supercharger onboard makes the Elise a far smoother proposition.

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