3-Eleven

IT 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.

Immagine
VELOCITA MASSIMA

289
KM/H
0 - 100 KM/H

3.2
Sec.
MASSIMA POTENZA

466
cv
PESO

890
KG

CARATTERISTICHE

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)

SPECIFICHE

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PERFORMANCE* Road Race
Max power 410 hp at 7000 rpm (416 PS) 460 hp at 7000 rpm (466 PS)
Max torque 302 lbft at 3000 rpm (410 Nm) 387 lbft at 3500 rpm (525 Nm)
0-60 mph 3.3 seconds 2.9 seconds
0-100 km/h 3.4 seconds 3.0 seconds
Max speed 174 mph (280 km/h) 180 mph (290 km/h)
Power to weight ratio 443 hp/tonne (450 PS/1000kg) 517 hp/tonne (524 PS/1000kg)
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CHASSIS/ BODY
Two-seater open cockpit Standard
Lightweight, extruded aluminium bonded chassis structure Standard
Carbon body panels Standard
Aerodynamically optimised front splitter, rear diffuser and wing Standard
LED front daytime running lights with integrated direction indicators Standard
LED rear lamps with integrated direction indicators Standard
SUSPENSION
Fully independent double wishbone suspension with front and rear anti-roll bar Standard

Öhlins adjustable dampers

Standard
  3-Eleven
INTERIOR SPECIFICATION

Full colour TFT display with driver selection modes for road/track

Standard
Engine start/stop button Standard

Page toggle switch

Standard
Adjustable Traction Control Standard
Lightweight driver's footrest / brace Standard
Lightweight sport seats (Road) Standard
FIA approved competition seat (Race) Standard
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ENGINE
3.5 litre V6, 24 valve, water cooled, all aluminium engine with Edelbrock supercharger Standard
Mid mounted, transverse, rear wheel drive Standard
Low inertia flywheel Standard
TRANSMISSION
6 speed manual gearbox with sports ratios (Road version) Standard
6 speed sequential gearbox with paddle shift (Race version) Standard
DIMENSIONS
Dry weight (Road / Race version) 925 / 890 kg
Fuel tank capacity (Road / Race version) 40 / 70 litres
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BRAKES
Red AP Racing four-piston calipers Standard
Lotus/ BOSCH tuned ABS system Standard
Servo assisted 2-piece grooved ventilated brake discs Standard
WHEELS & TYRES
Gloss black, forged wheels [18" front and 19" rear] Standard
Michelin Pilot Super Sport (Road) or Michelin Cup 2 (Race) tyres Standard
Front tyres 225/40 ZR18 Standard
Rear tyres 275/35 ZR19 Standard
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OPTIONS
Sport passenger seat with 4-point harness Option  
Carbon passenger seat with 4-point harness Option

Carbon driver seat with 4-point harness (standard on Race)

Option
Michelin Cup 2 tyres (standard on Race) Option
Removable steering wheel (standard on Race) Option
Carbon Tonneau Option
Road to track logger and GPS unit Option

Pro-Software Upgrade

Option

FIA compliant cage (only available on Race version, no passenger seat permitted with this cage)

Option

Öhlins 2-way adjustable dampers (standard on Race)

Option

Adjustable ARB (standard on Race)

Option

Fire extinguisher and battery isolator (standard on Race)

Option
PAINT OPTIONS

Metallic/Signature Paint

Option

Black Pack

Option

Colour Scheme 1: Metallic Green/Metallic Yellow Stripes

Option

Colour Scheme 2: Metallic Black/Metallic Gold Stripes

Option

Colour Scheme 3: Metallic Red/ Metallic Gold Stripes

Option

Colour Scheme 4: Matt Black/Metallic Black Stripes

Option
* Lotus reserves the right to modify prices, specifications and options without prior notice. Please consult your local Lotus dealer for more information. 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.