The best handling car of its era........you bet, and by a long way, and what's more on a twisty road amongst todays best it would be more than capable of keeping up.
Driver aids? Well!! If you count servo assisted brakes, then I suppose so, but that is it.
And, it is tiny, without even leaning over from the drivers seat you can touch the passenger door. Small in stature it may be and 690kg light, but with a superb 1588cc 118bhp twin cam engine, which is an icon in its own right, it offers performance and handling that would put a smile on Buster Keatons face.
I'm sure we would all love a McLaren in our garage but for the best smiles per £ drive a Lotus Elan.....and for an added bonus you won't loose money.