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It’s easy to have a love affair with a sleek, cool British model. In this case, we’re talking Lotus Elites, Aston Martins, Austin-Healys, Triumphs, MGs, among others.

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How the Lotus Elise Works

Riding high on successful European sales, British manufacturer Lotus introduced its Elise into the American car market in 2005. Find out why this car’s straightforward design makes it so popular as a quintessential sports car.


Aston Martin

Aston Martin

Aston Martin was founded in 1913 and still makes sports cars today. Learn about various models, such as the David Brown series, Vantage, and Volante. See more »

Arnolt-Bristol

Arnolt-Bristol

Arnolt-Bristol was built from S.H. Arnolt’s idea of a hybrid using the British Bristol chassis. Learn about the Arnolt-Bristol sports car. See more »

How the Lotus Elise Works

How the Lotus Elise Works

It's not the fastest or the most powerful sports car on the road. So what's the fuss? It's about what Lotus does best: The Elise handles like it's an extension of the driver. Learn all about the Elise. See more »