the Elise is cool...take some picture when you get your car. The 05 will get the Toyota 1.8 inline-4, correct? I heard the original Rover engine has better torque curve tho, too bad those crappy engine can't pass the US emission law.Originally posted by Carl AMG
Yes, it's the federal version of the Elise and the first ones should start showing up in April, May or June depending on who you listen to. If you're interested I suggest you put down a deposit to get on the list at your dealer. There's a lot of people on the list already and it will only snowball once the car is introduced at the Los Angeles auto show in a few weeks.
Here's the very recent Autoweek article on the car:
I actually saw one around the city where I go to my high school last year. They guy said the car has the Honda type-R engine in place of the rover. The car had Maryland plate.