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Lotus Elise books

Title Author Date ISBN Notes
Lotus Elise - The Complete Story
John Tipler 1999 1 86126 213 2 hardback, 189 x 246mm, 200 pp
Lotus Elise


various 1999 1 84155 186 4 Collected road tests and articles.

Softback, 226 x 293 mm, 84pp


Lotus Elise and Exige

      Softback, , 210 x 292 mm
Lotus Elise Exige and M250

various 2000 1 84155 366 2 Collected road tests and articles.

Softback, 210 x 295 mm, 122 pp.

Lotus Elise various 2000 1 85847 476 0 Collected road tests and articles.
Lotus Elise Limited Edition


various 2000 1 85520 429 0 Collected road tests and articles.

Softback, 200 x 270 mm, 92 pp.

Lotus Elise, the rebirth of the true Lotus

A. Clements 2003 1 85960 857 4 Tells the fascinating story behind the best selling Lotus of all time, from initial design sketches and scale models to the first prototypes. Additional model information and specifications. Everything you need to know about buying, modifying and living with an Elise.

176pp, hardback, 27 x 21cm.

Lotus Elise, the official story

J. Walton   1 902351 06 Every fascinating stage of the development of the Elise, Lotus Type 111 is explored in this fully comprehensive book. From conception, production and all the way to the showroom. Includes racing results, track and road modifications. Plus details collectibles and memorabilia. Stunning photography and beautiful presentation make this a must have for the ultimate Lotus fan. 208pp, Hardback, 31 x 30cm.

LOTUS ELISE is available in two versions, as either a Standard or Special Edition. The signed and numbered Special Editions (SE) are limited to 340 copies, and numbered accordingly. The SE is presented in a silver Perspex slipcase complete with Elise badging. Each SE book is also distinguished by a facsimile chassis plate that has been inscribed with the books number and personally signed by the Author, Jeremy Walton.

Lotus Elise and its derivatives


Paul Robinshaw 2005   Softback, 230 x 205 mm, 140 pp.
Lotus Elise and Exige Gold Portfolio

various   978 1 85520 7103 Softback, 160 pp with 48 pages in colour, over 200 illustrations
Elise and Lotus Vol 2


  2005 4777003361 Japanese, 129 pp, 280 x 210 mm
Elise and Lotus Vol 3

  2008 4777007146 Japanese, 129 pp, 280 x 210 mm
Lotus Elise, Exige and 2-Eleven

Colin Pitt 2008 1841556955 Collected road tests and articles.

Softback, 102 pp, 290 x 210 mm

Lotus Elise

Alastair Clements 2009 1844255743 This book, published in the Haynes Enthusiasts’ Guide Series, brings the story of the Elise including Toyota-powered and supercharged cars. Essential reading for all Elise owners and enthusiasts.

Hardcover, 200 pp, 269 x 210 mm

Lotus Elise : Toute l'histoire, tous les modèles 1996-2009

Alastair Clements 2009 ISBN-10:
French version of the above

paperback, 278 x 208 x 1.4 mm

Lotus Elise Exige Europa Evora


Colin Pitt 2010 978 1841557304 Paperback, collection of magazine articles on the Lotus Elise, Exige and Evora.

80 printed pages, 255x195mm.

Johnny Tipler 2011 ISBN-10: 1906712093
This glovebox sized guide helps you identify and buy the Lotus Elise, including the Exige & Europa derivatives, manufactured from 1995 to the present day.

This Ultimate Buyers' Guide introduces all the wide variety of Elise types, describing the technical specifications, identification data, performance, colours and options. Written by acknowledged Lotus expert Johnny Tipler and using specialist input from service professionals, the book uses colour photography throughout and shows many actual problem areas. .

80 printed pages, 206x148mm.

Lotus Elise, Exige, Evora and Evora S

Colin Howard 2014 ISBN-10
A photographic survey of the Lotus range from 1996 to the present day. All of the photographs were taken specifically for this book and have not been published elsewhere, and the text provides specifications and production statistics for all the models included.

Softcover, 70 pp, 254 x 195 x 1 mm
Lotus Elise, retour aux sources

Alain Chevalier,
David Antoine
2016 ISBN-13: 979-1028300746 Hardcover, 160 pages, size 296 x 160 x 249 mm