Elise Sport 220

Responding to a demand for more power and torque, Lotus took its super-lightweight Elise Sport, added 200cc to the engine, along with an Eaton supercharger to turn ‘bristling’ into ‘blistering’ performance. Of course, a vibrant performance envelope is helped immeasurably by the weight conscious nature of the Elise. The Elise Sport 220 is the result. Despite a dramatic power increase, the overall kerbweight of the Elise Sport 220 increases by only 105lbs (48kgs) over the stock Elise Sport. As a result, its power to weight ratio is a significant 237bhp/tonne (241PS/1,000kg). The result is soul-stirring performance to keep you ahead of the crowd. Driving purity in reality.

A modest increase in engine capacity to 1.8-litres, its induction supplemented by an Eaton supercharger, means that the power takes an upwards hike to an outstanding 217bhp (220PS). Select the first of the Elise Sport 220, six, close-ratio gears and the forwards delivery is guaranteed to startle. Its 237bhp/tonne (241PS/1000kgs) enables a V-max of 145mph (234kph), yet its Combined fuel economy is given as 37.7mpg (7.5l/100km) and CO2 emissions are only 173g/km. Lotus proves that sportscar ownership can remain affordable.

Underpinning every Elise Sport 220 is the most efficient, strongest and low weight extruded and bonded chassis-tub. Based on more than 60 years of racing car developments, its torsional rigidity remains outstanding, even with a substantial power increase. It allows the suspension to work most efficiently, to provide unparalleled grip, a comfortable ride and a dynamic balance that is unquestionably excellent. An electronic differential lock (EDL) helps to tame any over-exuberance (for which you ought to be forgiven).

However inelegant some safety features can be, Lotus incorporates them within its cars as elements of the design package. The lightweight chassis is protected by safety zones at the front, rear and on both sides. LED supplementary lighting makes your Elise Sport 220 easier to see both day and night. Its advanced braking system works with the driver to avoid unfortunate incidents. Twin airbags are part of the safety equipment.

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TOP SPEED

145
MPH
0 - 60 MPH

4.2
SECS
MAX POWER

217
HP
WEIGHT

914
KG

Features

Engine
  • Fuel-injected and supercharged
  • 1.8-litre engine develops 217bhp (220PS)
  • Delivers punchy 184lbs ft (250Nm) of torque
  • Mid-engine provides balance
  • Aero-optimised
  • Lotus-developed Electronic Throttle Control
  • Locking differential
  • Exhilarating acceleration
Interior
  • Focused minimalism
  • Trimmed in technical fabric 
  • Lightweight sport seats
  • Hip-hugging driving position
  • Small diameter, leather steering wheel rim
  • 4-speaker stereo system
  • Pushbutton start
  • Electric windows
  • Central door locking
  • Face-level air vents
Wheels
  • 16-inch diameter front alloys
  • 17-inch diameter rear alloys
  • 6 V-spoke cast alloy wheels
  • Silver, or black, colour options
  • Optional forged alloy options
Styling
  • Head-turning presence
  • Compact packaging
  • Styled for zero-lift
  • Maximum down force
  • Taut and poised
  • Targeted efficiency
Transmission
  • Manual 6-speed
  • Close ratios
  • Light shift weight
  • Slick changes
  • Balanced clutch weight
  • Lotus throttle management
  • Fast rev-drop between shifts
  • 0-60mph in 6.0 seconds (0-100km/h in 6.5 seconds)

Exterior

Specifications

  Elise Sport 220
PERFORMANCE*
Max power 217 hp at 6800 rpm (220 PS) (162 kW)
Max torque 184 lbft at 4600 rpm (250 Nm)
0-60 mph 4.2 seconds
0-100 km/h 4.6 seconds
Max speed 145 mph (234 km/h)
Power to weight ratio 237 hp/tonne (241 PS/1000kg)
FUEL CONSUMPTION (mpg* [l/100 km])
Urban 27.4 (10.3)
Extra Urban 47.9 (5.9)
Combined 37.7 (7.5)
CO2 emissions 173 g/km
 
* 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. 
  Elise Sport 220
CHASSIS/ BODY
Two-door, two-seater convertible bodystyle Standard
Lightweight, extruded aluminium bonded chassis structure Standard
Composite front energy absorbing crash structure Standard
Door side impact beams Standard
Composite body panels Standard
Aerodynamically optimised rear diffuser Standard
LED front daylight lamps with integrated direction indicators Standard
LED rear lamps with integrated direction indicators Standard
Black soft top Standard
Front mud flaps Standard
Clear sill stone chip protection film Standard
SUSPENSION
Fully independent double wishbone suspension with front anti-roll bar Standard
Bilstein high performance gas dampers, front and rear Standard
Eibach coaxial coil springs, front and rear Standard
  Elise Sport 220
INTERIOR SPECIFICATION
Lightweight aluminium footwell divider Standard
Black leather steering wheel Standard
Polished aluminium gear knob and handbrake sleeve Standard
Cloth seats with composite structure Standard
Pre-tensioning seatbelts Standard
Engine start push button Standard
Central door locking Standard
Immobiliser and remote activated alarm Standard
Driver and passenger air bags Standard
Electric windows Standard
Face level air-vents Standard
Tyre puncture repair kit Standard
  Elise Sport 220
ENGINE
All alloy, 1.8 litre DOHC 4 cylinder, dual VVT-i, 16-valve with chargecooled Magnuson R900 supercharger utilising Eaton TVS technology Standard
Mid-mounted, transverse, rear wheel drive Standard
Multi-point sequential fuel injection and direct ignition system Standard
Lotus Electronic Throttle Control system Standard
TRANSMISSION
6 speed manual with sports ratios Standard
Constant mesh helical gears and open differentials Standard
BOSCH Electronic Differential Lock (EDL) Standard
DIMENSIONS
Length 3824 mm
Width excluding mirrors 1719 mm
Height 1117 mm
Wheelbase 2300 mm
Unladen vehicle mass 914 kg
Fuel tank capacity 40 litres
 
  Elise Sport 220
STEERING
Solidly mounted, mechanical rack and pinion Standard
BRAKES
AP Racing twin-piston front calipers, Brembo single-piston sliding rear-calipers Standard
Servo assisted, cross drilled and ventilated discs, 288 mm diameter, front and rear Standard
Track tuned ABS system Standard
Hydraulic Brake Assist [HBA] Standard
Electronic Brake Distribution [EBD] Standard
Cornering Brake Control [CBC] Standard
Lotus Dynamic Performance Management [Lotus DPM] Standard
WHEELS & TYRES
Lightweight cast alloy wheels, 16" front and 17" rear Standard
Front Yokohama Advan Neova AD07 tyres 175/55 ZR16 Standard
Rear Yokohama Advan Neova AD07 tyres 225/45 ZR17 Standard
Rear Yokohama Advan Neova AD07 tyres 225/45 ZR17Standard
  Elise Sport 220
OPTION PACKS
Alcantara® pack Option  
Leather pack Option
Tartan pack Option
ADDITIONAL OPTIONS
Metallic paint Option
Signature paint Option
Hard top Option
Air conditioning Option
Auxiliary driving lights Option
Stereo, full carpet and sound insulation Option
WHEEL OPTIONS
Sport wheel, satin black or silver, forged 14-spoke (16' front and 17" rear) Option
 
* Dealer fit accessory, for track use only. Use of the vehicle on track or in a competitive manner is not endorsed by Lotus. Participation in use off road, including on closed circuit tracks or for use in a competitive manner, including timed laps or runs will invalidate the manufacturer’s warranty and the vehicle will require appropriate levels of expert vehicle preparation and servicing. 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.