The girl behind the badge Elisa Artioli and the Lotus Elise
Reunited with the iconic car that bears her name, Elisa Artioli paid tribute to one of the most renowned and lightweight sports cars ever made, the Lotus Elise, and drove her first ever laps of the Hethel test track.
Returning to the home of Lotus in Hethel, Elisa was reunited with the second Elise ever built, and the first built down the production line, a car with
which she was photographed 1996. As well as the surprise reunion with the Elise, she took to the famous Hethel test track for a series of laps behind
the wheel in a Lotus Exige Sport 410 and Evora GT410 Sport. The granddaughter of Lotus’ then Chairman, Romano Artioli, Elisa was the original
inspiration for the car’s name, and was present for its launch in 1995.
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