OK, for the sake of debate. What factors would you say make the 328/348 and even 355 superior to a new Lotus Elise. The Lotus starting at $39K is in the same price range or less. While it will have depreciation this may be offset against maintance with the Ferrari. I believe that on the street or track the Elise would have it's way. The specs show a power to weight of 10 lb/hp. And 0-60 will be under 5 seconds. In case you don't know the US Elise will have a Toyota 1.8L I4 with 190hp and 138 TQ. Mid engine pushing 1900 lb curb weight.