Eric and I did a pre meet drive with the Lotus Elise. I'm waiting on additional photos from Quarters.  The drive was great.  Bottom line is if you love the S2K but want something more hardcore, the Elise is for you.  Eric and I both put a deposit down and will be getting an Elise around the fall of 2004.  I'm poor, so will be selling my S2K in about a year, can't afford both. : (