The most significant model to come out of Hethel in recent times is undoubtedly the Elise. Introduced in 1996 when the company belonged to Romano Artioli, the Elise is named after Artioli’s granddaughter Elisa. The young Italian beauty is currently based in Berlin, and we chatted with her during a recent visit to Norfolk.
JT: so, Elise, your own car is the original Series 1 that your grandfather Romano gave you, back at the model’s launch? EA: Yeah, it’s the silver Series 1