In the abstract the look of the Lotus is attractive (and performance will no doubt be outstanding), but in the real world, these cars are toys. They are, in fact, smaller than a Miata. Even with their aggressive styling and strong HP-to-weight ratios, they cannot escape either being effete at worst or small cars akin to a go cart racer at best.
I realize that I am a bit larger than most, so I may be biased, but I think that a good sports car should have a man's proportions and engine and should be cut with a woman's lines and curves.
Consider that you can buy a Ferrari 360 with 10k or so miles on it for about the same price as the Lotus. If you saw the 2 cars pull up side-by-side in a parking lot, you would expect a man to get out of the Ferrari and a boy to get out of the Lotus.