Official! Lotus is sports car king


Lotus is responsible for the three finest British sports cars ever, according to a highly scientific elevenses straw poll of the Top 5 British sports cars by the C&SC staff.

In top spot came the Elan, followed by the Seven and then the Elise with AC Cobra and MGB rounding out the top five. Just missing the cut were the AC Ace Bristol, Jaguar XKSS, Austin-Healey and TVR Griffith 500.

Each of the eight staff taking part was given 50 points to allocate however they wished across their top 5 and a total of 18 different cars were voted for in total.

See the full results, how the individual staff voted and their reasoning, plus add your own opinions and omissions here.



Surprised the E-Type didn't make it into the list.

Tony Merrygold

The Open Road

James Elliott

Don't open that can of worms Tony! Is the E-type even a sports car? Blood was almost spilled last time we debated that point in the office. I'll be doing a blog on this subject soon so all-out war can commence.

Group Editor, C&SC

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