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is renowned for re-writing the rule book, creating highly acclaimed
lightweight sports cars bred with unique racing characteristics. The
latest evolution is undoubtedly the most exciting yet. Engineered to
perform, the Elise once again breaks the rules and sets new standards.
award winning formula combines creativity, innovation and passion to
deliver the most exciting driver's car ever. It is this formula which
is responsible for putting Lotus at the forefront of vehicle design
technology. A totally different experience. At Lotus making the best
even better was a challenge greater than the original creation.
brief: to take the Elise into the future reinforcing Lotus core
result: nearly 900 new components which together achieve improved
functionality and refinement with better response, performance and agility.
Weighing just 710Kg*, the Elise is still the lightest sports car to
offer excitement and performance without compromising everyday practicality.
(* prototype data)
contact between driver and car is achieved through sensitive, tactile
controls and essential instrumentation. A different feel The redesigned
suspension features revised geometry, stiffer springs and Lotus tuned
Bilstein dampers. Combined these provide the essential ingredients needed
to create the unique Lotus driving experience.
Elise bodywork and underbody diffuser define the innovative aerodynamics
package increasing stability through balanced downforce characteristics.
six-spoke wheels and tyres offer higher levels of grip in all
conditions. Together with greater steering precision and more
agile responses, the Elise inspires driver confidence. A different
look At Lotus, form follows function. Vehicle architecture and
aerodynamics dictate every curve and feature.
advanced styling of its athletic form is stunning. Muscular and
aggressive, it shouts performance and excitement. Exhaust pipes,
gull-wing roof, headlamps, grilles and even fuel filler demonstrate
outstanding contemporary design.
functional interior is true to Lotus principles, engaging intimacy
between driver and machine. The integrated dashboard, unique fabrics,
precision switches and aluminium controls create a more of an
avionic than automotive feel.
innovative gull-wing roof hinges on both sides allowing easier
panels are removable for an open top experience. The larger 115
litre boot gives ample storage and can house both removable roof
different standard Purity of design, high performance and driver
control are all Elise fundamentals. The lightweight engine, controlled
by a new Lotus engine management system is a perfect partner for
the Elise chassis. Its low down torque and free revving sense
of urgency is fully exploited by the close ratio gearbox. The
soft-top has been redesigned to simplify assembly, removal and
Elise can be built to meet individual requirements, however other standard
features includes stylish black cloth seats with high grip fabric, leather-trimmed
steering wheel, and aluminium controls A low sill means easy access.
exposed aluminium Elise chassis remains a dominant feature In
addition to the standard Options there will also be two further
specified packs available.
* Sports Tourer Option pack
Elise Sports Tourer
* Race Tech Option Pack
When driving is a passion, but long journeys mean you have to consider
extra comforts, the Elise Sports Tourer is the right choice. Offering
the luxury of leather seats, dashboard and door panels, fitted carpets
and polished aluminium controls, the Sports Tourer makes long distances
a pleasure to drive. A four speaker audio system, adjustable passenger
footrest and additional cabin storage enhance the package.
Elise Race Tech
The cockpit is engineered from advanced materials, offering a race
inspired modern interior without comprising vehicle weight. The high-tech
floor features lightweight and durable materials. Seats are trimmed
with carbon leather and alcantara to provide the ultimate in-driver
location. Cross-drilled discs and auxiliary lamps focus the driving
experience on performance. Aluminium driver controls and two-speaker
audio system complete the driver's environment Black or silver wheels
are available for the Race Tech Elise.Race style seats and trim all
add to the excitement of this high-tech functional interior.
The Elise is reborn: quicker, more
agile and even more exciting to drive.
Closed moulded lightweight composite body panels with detachable front
and rears "clamshells" facilitate balanced aerodynamic downforce, increasing
cornering grip and high speed stability.
Lotus designed lightweight structure of epoxy bonded aluminium alloy
extrusion with integral steel rollover structure and lightweight steel
Double Wishbone with coil springs over gas pressurised monotube Bilstein
Dampers front and rear.
282mm- diameter cast iron ventilated discs, non-servo split hydraulic
system, including unique Lotus/ AP racing opposed piston aluminium front
Lotus designed lightweight 6-spoke, aluminium alloy wheels Front: 5.5"
x 16" wheels with Lotus developed Bridgestone V rated 175/55 R16 tyres.
Rear: 7.5" x 17" wheels with Lotus developed Bridgestone V rated 1225/45
Electronic Stack instruments with analogue display comprising re-calibrated
speedometer and Tachometer with multifunction LCD incorporating re-calibrated
fuel gauge, temperature read out, rev limiter warning lamp, engine diagnostics
warning lamp and seat belt warning.
K series: Transverse mid engine4 cylinders in line,
1796ccAll aluminium lightweight construction
Double overhead camshaft: 16 valves
Multi point sequential fuel injection
OUTPUT: 122PS/ 120 bhp @ 5,500r/min *
MAX TORQUE: 168Nm / 124lb.ft between 3,500 4,500r/min
Management: Lotus K4 engine controller
5-speed transaxle driving rear wheels.
Close ratio gear fitted as standard equipment
Third 1.307 *
Fourth 1.033 *
Fifth 0.848 *
Reverse 3.000 *
Final Drive 4.2000 *
MAX Speed 125mph (200 km/h)*
0 - 62 mph (100km/h) 5.7 seconds*
0 - 100 mph (160km/h) 17.2 seconds*
Fuel requirement 95 RON ULG minimum ä
Wheel Base 2300mm
Front Track 1457mm
Rear Track 1503mm
Overall length 3785mm
Overall width 1719mm (Ex. Door mirrors)
Overall height 1143mm
Dry weight 710 Kg*
Kerb Weight 756 Kg* (including full tank of fuel at 30kg)
Weight distribution 38% front 62% rear.
Luggage compartment capacity: 115 Litres
Fuel Tank Capacity 38 Litres (8.3 gallons) ä
All information provided by prototype vehicle data.