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Surfing around these great interwebs, we've learned far too many times that there is no accounting for taste. Case in point: someone with 50 large to spend on the most pure form of driving bliss – the Lotus Elise – decided the car's factory paint scheme wasn't eye-catching enough. The result? The abomination you see above.

Not only did the owner decide to go for the Hot Import Nights-approved color shifting hue, he or she decided that 12 different light-dependent colors wasn't enough, hence the liberal application of glitter to make this Elise an eyesore from the Liberace House of Crap.

We're disgusted and disturbed by such a careless disregard for something as perfect as the Elise, so much so that we're considering the establishment of a Hague-like tribunal to prosecute such offenses.

[Source: DieselStation]


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      • 7 Years Ago
      So you guys think the Elise is ugly?
      What car gets your vote for good looking then?
      • 7 Years Ago
      Gawd! What a bunch of judgmental finger waggers.

      Better gird your loins for a real frontal affront.

      If I had the Spare change to play around with one or two of these, you can bet I might apply front to back white racing stripes to sides, hood, roof and stern.

      Visability is important when you go fast and you*re silent.

      Silent because it*s the 640 HP EV version.

      Shocking! .. eh? Ever try to out run the Wright X1 or the Tesla? = TG
      • 7 Years Ago
      I actually have similar paint on my mountain bike that I got for free (long story), only with much less metallic and it goes from a deep purple to red to gold and looks pretty sweet. This, though, is way over the top, especially on a car.
      Bryan
      • 7 Years Ago
      My question is, what is that car parked next to it? The only headlamp assembly like that I can think of is the Mercury Montego. Anyone have a clue as to what it is?
      • 7 Years Ago
      As wonderful as the Elise is, it isn't quite perfect out the box. There is that little issue of the $50k price tag. If they could offer the Elise for say $20 grand, I would definitely have one in my garage.
      • 7 Years Ago
      You guys are funny!

      I'd drive it - you don't have to look at it from behind the wheel.
      • 7 Years Ago
      WOWWWWW....that's all i can muster out right now.
      • 7 Years Ago
      The metallic flake is needed for the color shifting effect to work. Most metallic flake is nothing more than metal shavings. The flake found in color shifting paint has a specific geometric shape to produce the desired coloring effect.

      Unfortunately, this kind of paint is damn near impossible to reproduce. If he ever needs a touch up, the entire car needs to be repainted. The color variation is dependant on everything from spray gun angle, to air pressure, to spray technique.

      It was an ugly car to begin with.

      I'd have probably gone with a purple base.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Ugh...can this void the warranty please?
      • 7 Years Ago
      noooooooooooo! it's like putting a camry body on a porsche gt drivetrain... such a travesty... the flat black is HAWT though - I'll still be going with the lime green for my 2009 Exige S, though
      • 7 Years Ago
      • 7 Years Ago
      To #16 "I'd drive it - you don't have to look at it from behind the wheel."

      Actually you kinda do, the insides of the doors are painted as well, similar to VW New Beetles. Not to mention the front arches are always pretty much visible.
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