Lotus Elise.

The AutoCar Readers' Champion Award - Lotus Elise

From a shortlist of 17 potential victors, the Lotus Elise took home the readers' choice 'Icon of Icons' award. This year, we asked you to vote for the greatest car nameplate of all time - and tens of thousands of you took part.

Single-handedly responsible for pulling Lotus back from the brink, the instantly recognisable two-seater has continuously evolved over the past 23 years and still offers class-leading handling and responsiveness in a package that's as interesting to look at as it is to drive.

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