Steve Cropley: Why the Lotus Elan gets my last garage spot

  Elan and MX-5 are vying for the one garage spot A burst in the Cotswolds showed off the Elan's virtues over the Mazda MX-5 This week Steve took his Mazda MX-5 and Elan for a whirl in the Cotswolds to decide which one gets pole position in his garage. He also caught up with Autocar's ongoing task to digitalise our archive and got a peek of the future of Lotus. Monday Bit of Cotswolds fun: an impromptu comparison between my 2015 Mazda MX-5 and the 1991 Lotus Elan M100 I bought a few months ago. We’re limited for garaging at home, and I’ve always preferred to keep ‘resting’ soft-top cars out of the sun/rain so I rent storage nearby. The Lotus will soon need preparation for a bit of motorsport and is also making a summer concours debut, so the Mazda, freshly valeted, needed to make way. All of which required a 20-mile round-the-houses sprint, out in one, back in the other. The cars’ road footprints are very close but otherwise they’re dramatically different. The Mazda’s nose is .. Full story on autocar.co.uk 

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