Official! Lotus is sports car king

| 26 May 2011

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.