For those of you who worship at the Lotus Elise and Exige altar - Hallelujah - your King Johnny Bible has arrived. From under his signature 'Pork Pie Hat' author Johnny Tipler takes the two cars apart in the first half of his book, detailing all aspects of design and development for each model and variant. Illustrated with over 250 illustrations, this book is a must for any owner/student of the Lotus Elise range. Johnny has used his 25 year involvement with and experience of the car to create as the sub-title says, the complete story.
With technical specs, a range of imagery and a variety of features along with the main story, Elise aficionados will lap it up.
What we really like is that there’s more to this title than a dry account of the production lifecycles. The human side of the two models’ design and development is covered with a number of interviews with many of the people who were instrumental in Elise and Exige.