Elise Sport

How many compact sportscars can blast from 0-60mph in just 6.0 seconds (0-100kph in 6.5secs)? The super-light Elise 1.6 can at just 1,931lbs (876kgs). It is the timelessly stylish, lightweight composite body, attached to an equally light aluminium alloy chassis-tub that forms the basis for several other Lotus models. That’s what does it. Yet, it is strong, which allows its suspension to work impressively, resisting body roll but remaining taut enough for the ultimate sportscar thrills, while retaining damping compliance that affords the Elise an astonishingly good ride quality. It is Lotus years of experience and irrepressible talent that allow a car like Elise to be created.

Small capacity is not a hindrance to the entry-level Elise. Its multi-valve 1.6-litre engine delivers a sparkling 134bhp (136PS). Select the first of its six close-ratio gears and the forwards delivery is electric. Its 153bhp/tonne (155PS/1000kgs) enables a V-max of 127mph (204kph), yet its Combined fuel economy is given as 45mpg (6.3l/100km) and CO2 emissions are just 149g/km. This is affordable sportscar ownership by any judgement.

Underpinning every Elise 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 is outstanding. It allows the suspension to work most effectively, to provide unparalleled grip, a comfortable ride and a dynamic balance that is exceptional. An electronic differential lock (EDL) helps to tame any over-exuberance (for which you can 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. LED supplementary lighting makes your Elise easier to see. 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

127
MPH
0 - 60 MPH

6.0
SECS
MAX POWER

134
HP
WEIGHT

866
KG

Features

Engine
  • Fuel-injected
  • 1.6-litre engine develops 134hp (136PS)
  • Delivers meaty 118lbs ft (160Nm) of torque
  • Mid-engine provides balance
  • Aero-optimised
  • Light and agile
  • Open differential
  • Brisk acceleration
Interior
  • Focused minimalism
  • Trimmed in cloth
  • Lightweight 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
  • 12-spoke cast alloy style
  • Silver or black colour options
  • Optional 6 spoke, Y-type cast alloy wheels
  • Optional Forged alloy wheels
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
PERFORMANCE*
Max power 134 hp at 6800 rpm (136 PS) (100kW)
Max torque 118 lbft at 4400 rpm (160 Nm)
0-60 mph 6.0 seconds
0-100 km/h 6.5 seconds
Max speed 127 mph (204 km/h)
Power to weight ratio 153 hp/tonne (155 PS/1000kg)
FUEL CONSUMPTION (mpg* [l/100 km])
Urban 34.0 (8.3)
Extra Urban 56.0 (5.0)
Combined 45.0 (6.3)
CO2 emissions 149 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.
 Elise
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
INTERIOR SPECIFICATION
Lightweight aluminium footwell dividerStandard
Black leather steering wheelStandard
Polished aluminium gear knob and handbrake sleeveStandard
Black carpet matsStandard
Cloth seats with composite structureStandard
Pre-tensioning seatbeltsStandard
Engine start push buttonStandard
Central door lockingStandard
Radio and CD/MP3 player, integrated iPod connectivity, with 4 speakersStandard
Immobiliser and remote activated alarmStandard
Driver and passenger air bagsStandard
Electric windowsStandard
Face level air-ventsStandard
Tyre puncture repair kitStandard
 Elise
ENGINE
All alloy, 1.6 litre DOHC 4 cylinder, dual VVT-i and Valvematic, 16-valveStandard  
Mid-mounted, transverse, rear wheel driveStandard
Multi-point sequential fuel injection and direct ignition systemStandard
Lotus Electronic Throttle Control systemStandard
TRANSMISSION
6 speed manual with sports ratiosStandard
Constant mesh helical gears and open differentialStandard
BOSCH Electronic Differential Lock (EDL)Standard
DIMENSIONS
Length3824 mm
Width excluding mirrors1719 mm
Height1117 mm
Wheelbase2300 mm
Unladen vehicle mass876 kg
Fuel tank capacity40 litres
 
 Elise
STEERING
Solidly mounted, mechanical rack and pinionStandard
BRAKES
AP Racing twin-piston front calipers, Brembo single-piston sliding rear-calipersStandard
Servo assisted, cross drilled and ventilated discs, 288 mm diameter, front and rearStandard
Track tuned ABS systemStandard
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" rearStandard
Front Yokohama Advan Neova AD07 tyres 175/55 ZR16Standard
Rear Yokohama Advan Neova AD07 tyres 225/45 ZR17Standard
  Elise Sport
OPTION TRIM PACKS
Alcantara® pack Option  
Leather pack Option
Tartan pack Option
OPTIONAL EXTRAS
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
 
* 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.