Quick comment on the upsize of progress.
One thing that having a throwback stipper car like the lotus does is make you appriciate just how far cars have come in a good way. Its rare I drive it on the street simply because its a much less enjoyable drive when you are not carving up roads at > 8/10th.
good temp control
working weather seals
stability over ruts in the road
BMW engines (nice wider powerband)
Those are all things we take for granted in our relavitly comfortable and heavy cars. The tradeoff is worth it about 80% of the time. Sadly when its go time you often wish you could temporarly eject most of them.
Manual gearboxes, the rotary dial of cars.