Spent the day testing some elises, both S1 and S2 and it confirmed what a fantastic car the elise is! The S2 is much more usable as a everyday car but the S1 is superb, very race car like and just great great fun!
Clio content bit... Compared to my Cup I doubt there is much in it pace wise, the Cup would eat it up at speeds over 80 - 90 but up to 60 the elise would have it I think. Balance wise the elise is miles better but the grip difference between the two is not that great. I think the Cup will slide before the Elises rear lets go but again point to point there would not be much in it. I guess that proves how good the Cup is, though it is nowhere near as subtle. Where the Cup cannot compete is in the experience, the Elise is miles more exciting and the driving position is spot on which is something the Cups is not.... All in the Cup gives a good account of itself.
The net result of the testing is that I am going to buy an Elise as my everyday car which means for certain the Cup is going, which will be kind of sad... If anyone is interested it is up for sale, PM me for more details etc. When it is gone Ill keep an eye out for Cliosport stickers round Oxford way to test against!