By all accounts Lotus
developed a gem of a chassis with the Elise. The platform kicked off by Romano Artioli of Bugatti
EB110 fame has led to numerous versions bearing the same name, but has given rise to so many more as well. Lotus itself used it as the basis for the Exige, Europa and countless racing cars, but so have other automakers entirely. The Dodge
Circuit concept car, Melkus RS 2000, Tesla Roadster
Speedster, Vauxhall VX220 and Hennessey Venom GT
are all based on the Elise's platform - and here's one more.