The Original Lotus Elan Makes a Magnificent Noise

It sounds as good as it drives. Which is saying something.

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The original Lotus Elan is an icon. It's one of the best-handling cars ever built, and the inspiration for the wonderful Mazda MX-5 Miata. Turns out it sounds as good as it drives.

This Elan historic race car needed a bit of tuning on the dyno, and someone was smart enough to set up a camera to record the action. Though it may just have an inline-four, the Elan still makes one hell of a noise. Here, listen for yourself.

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