Electric Lotus Elise? – No

 

Tesla on the left; Lotus Elise seen in Palm Springs

Tesla on the left; Lotus Elise seen in Palm Springs

Tesla did work with Lotus on the car but the Roadster only shares 7% of the parts with the Elise.  Every body panel on the Roadster is unique; the only exterior part in common is the rear view mirrors.  The rear view mirrors are critical because you have very limited rear window visibility when turning your head.

Amended 3/26:  Ironically the first stranger to stop me and talk to me about my car said “I like your Lotus and I like the color”.  I clarified that it was a Tesla.

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