The Lotus Elise 20th Anniversary Special Edition celebrates the unveiling of the iconic sports car at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September 1995. 20 years ago, the Lotus Elise revolutionised the sports car world, setting the benchmark for handling, purity of the driving experience, lightweight and efficiency. Its pioneering and advanced bonded aluminium chassis was a market-leading technological innovation at the time and over the years has improved and evolved and remains core to the Elise’s exceptional performance today.
The Elise 20th Anniversary, with its lightweight aero-optimised, composite body, is powered by a 1.8-litre supercharged engine. It reaches 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) in 4.6 seconds and has a top speed of 145 mph (237 km/h). The benefit of this light weight is that the Elise 20th Anniversary consumes just 5.9 litres / 100 km (47.6 mpg) extra urban and emits just 173 g of CO2 per km.
Weighing just 914 kg, 10 kg less than the Elise S, the Elise 20th Anniversary is the sports car that both enthusiasts and newcomers to the brand will desire. Lightweight, efficient and totally pure in its driving experience, its benchmark in handling remains the envy of the sports car scene. Additional equipment compared to the Elise S comes as standard and is designed to reduce weight, including lightweight matt black forged wheels, lightweight centre console in body colour and lightweight sports seats in leather or Alcantara with colour coded stitching. A sport mode is also included which increases throttle response and alters the traction slip thresholds allowing the driver enhanced control before intervention.
The car provides a choice of four classic exterior colours - Classic Blue / Green / Yellow / Silver. Stunning matt black forged alloy wheels. Unique interior represented with body coloured, lighter weight interior centre console and with the choice of Black leather or Alcantara, colour-coded stitching on seats and door cards. Lightweig sports seats with colour-coded seat belt eyelets. Matt Black distinguishing exterior trim is avaialbe, with Auxiliary driving lights comes as standard. Unique Elise 20th Anniversary decals externally and on dashboard stereo blanking-plate. Sport suspension makes it a trully track-ready weapon for a weekend.
0 - 60 MPH
Fuel-injected and supercharged
1.8-litre engine develops 217bhp (220PS)
Delivers punchy 184lbs ft (250Nm) of torque
Mid-engine provides balance
Lotus-developed Electronic Throttle Control
Light shift weight
Balanced clutch weight
Lotus throttle management
Fast rev-drop between shifts
0-60mph in 4.2 seconds (0-100km/h in 4.6 seconds)
Sport lightweight forged alloy wheels
16-inch front and 17-inch rear
Matt black paint as standard
Yokohama Advan Neova tyres
288mm Servo assisted, cross drilled and ventilated brake discs
Lotus classic body colours Blue, Green, Yellow and Silver
Matt Black distinguishing exterior trim
Auxiliary driving lights
Unique Elise 20th Anniversary decals externally and on dashboard stereo blanking plate
Body coloured, lighter weight centre console
Leather or Alcantara trim, lighter sports seat trim
Colour-coded stitching on seats and door trims
Colour-coded seat hoops
Sports Seats with colour-coded seat belt eyelets
Elise 20th Anniversary decals on seats and dashboard stereo blanking-plate
* Performance results may vary depending upon the specification of the particular vehicle, environmental conditions, driving style and other factors. MPG figures are obtained from laboratory testing and intended for comparisons between vehicles and may not reflect real driving results. Published MPG figures and performance results are intended for comparisons between vehicles only. Verification of performance results should not be attempted on public roads . Lotus recommends that all local speed and safety laws must be obeyed and safety belts worn at all times. For USA and Canada; Elise, Exige and 3-Eleven models are for track use-only (not road-legal). Errors and omissions excepted.
* Lotus reserves the right to modify prices, specifications and options without prior notice. Please consult your local Lotus dealer for more information. MPG figures are obtained from laboratory testing and may not reflect real driving results. Published MPG figures and performance results are intended for comparisons between vehicles only. Verification of performance results should not be attempted on public roads. Lotus recommends that all local speed and safety laws must be obeyed and safety belts worn at all times. Errors and omissions excepted.