Road & Track

Let Peter Egan Explain What Makes The Lotus Elan So Special

The Lotus Elan can be considered the father of the modern roadster. But why is it still so special? Peter Egan can fill you in.

Each week we’ll be running a classic Road & Track story or Side Glances from Peter Egan, and this week Egan takes time to explain why the Lotus Elan is so near and dear to the hearts of many gearheads. The delicacy of the controls, the way it fit so much performance into such a small space, and how it made everything else feel like a truck were all primary factors. Also, it’s just so damn good.


But letting me explain it is like having John McEnroe explain meditation. Here’s what Egan has to say in full. It’s worth it.

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