Re: Elise and the US..............why not? It is a combination of no airbag, emissions, and crash tests. It has yet to pass the crash test, but that is just because it hasnt been tested. Emissions once again because it hasnt been tested. Airbags are required on all cars sold in America, so they may just use the one off the Speedster (VX220). Also, since the M250 has been delayed, Lotus wants to get its name back in the spotlight. From what i have heard, Lotus will bring the elise over to here (america), not just in standard form, but also a turbo or supercharged version. So I cant wait to buy on once i come out of college.