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"Only the windshield, the dashboard (complete with the airbags and the wheel), the front wishbones, the rear-view mirrors...and the removable soft top were carried over from the Elise"

It's a very similar looking car, even down to the T E S L A matching the L O T U S. I wouldn't be surprised if the 'new' parts had conspicuously similar mounting points.

It does look similar, but the article says every body panel is different.

Tesla had to fettle very similar modified components and panels to make it all work is my understanding

https://youtu.be/_w9vB8V8mII Great video about gen 1 roadsters

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