Lotus Elite – Racing Car for the Road


LOTUS ELITE RACING CAR FOR THE ROAD is a stunning 208-page full colour publication, and its large 12x12ins format contains over 400 previously unseen pictures, drawings and photographs.

The Elite began design trends still visible today and the car has been listed in every passing decades list of motordom’s most significant automobiles. That the car came together as a result of the work of a committee whose chief stylist was an accountant is almost beyond belief. The fact that one of Colin Chapman’s design criteria was that the Elite be a road car capable of a class win at the prestigious Le Mans 24-hour race was remarkable.

This book contains the reminiscences of virtually everyone involved in the design and early production of the Elite. Many of the personalities associated with the car throughout it’s production life, including racers and Elite dealers in both the UK and America were interviewed. Although several have since passed away, their recollections are here to read and enjoy.

  • ISBN978-1-902351-03-2
  • Size12x12in (30x30cm)
  • US Price$95.00 + $9.95 p&p;
  • UK Price£75.50 + £56.95 p&p;
  • EU Price£75.50 + £56.95 p&p;


What The Press Say

This is an excellent large format publication that starts with the body design of the Elite, followed by production details, suspension and the unique Coventry Climax SOHC engine. Without doubt this is the ultimate publication on the Elite. Highly recommended. AUSTRALIAN CLASSIC CAR – September 2002