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Weight

How many compact sportscars can blast from 0-60mph in just 6.0 seconds (0-100kph in 6.5secs)? The super-light Elise Sport can at just 1,909lbs (866kgs). 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 Sport an astonishingly good ride quality. It is Lotus years of experience and irrepressible talent that allow a car like Elise Sport to be created.

Performance

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 155bhp/tonne (157PS/1000kgs) enables a V-max of 127mph (204kph), yet its Combined fuel economy is given as 44.8 mpg (6.3l/100km) and CO2 emissions are just 149g/km. This is affordable sportscar ownership by any judgement.

Torsion

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).

Safety

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

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0 - 60 MPH

6.0

secs

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MAX-POWER

134

hp

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C02 EMISSIONS

149

g/km

Features

Elise Engine cover

  • 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
  • Exhilarating acceleration

Elise Sport Tartan 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

Elise Wheels and Tyres Feature

  • 16-inch diameter front alloys
  • 17-inch diameter rear alloys
  • 12-spoke cast alloy style
  • Silver or black colour options
  • Optional Forged alloy wheels

Elise Fuel filler detail

  • Head-turning presence
  • Compact packaging
  • Styled for zero-lift
  • Maximum down force
  • Taut and poised
  • Targeted efficiency

Elise Sport engine

  • Manual 6-speed
  • Close ratios
  • Light shift weight
  • Slick changes
  • Balanced clutch weight
  • Lotus throttle management
  • 0-60mph in 6.0 seconds (0-100km/h in 6.5 seconds)

EXTERIOR

Elise Sport SIDE-ON
Elise Sport Rear-on Cut-out
Elise Sport Fr3Qtr

Specifications

Performance and Emissions
Engine, Transmission and Dimensions
Body and Suspension
Steering, Brakes and Wheels
Interior Specification
Options and Option Packs
 Elise Sport
PERFORMANCE*
Max power134 hp at 6800 rpm (136 PS) (100kW)
Max torque118 lbft at 4400 rpm (160 Nm)
0-60 mph6.0 seconds
0-100 km/h6.5 seconds
Max speed127 mph (204 km/h)
Power to weight ratio155 hp/tonne (157 PS/1000kg)
FUEL CONSUMPTION (mpg* [l/100 km])
Urban34.0 (8.3)
Extra Urban56.5 (5.0)
Combined44.8 (6.3)
CO2 emissions149 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
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 mass866 kg
Fuel tank capacity40 litres
 
 Elise Sport
CHASSIS/ BODY
Two-door, two-seater convertible bodystyleStandard
Lightweight, extruded aluminium bonded chassis structureStandard
Composite front energy absorbing crash structureStandard
Door side impact beamsStandard
Composite body panelsStandard
Aerodynamically optimised rear diffuserStandard
LED front daylight lamps with integrated direction indicatorsStandard
LED rear lamps with integrated direction indicatorsStandard
Black soft topStandard
Front mud flapsStandard
Clear sill stone chip protection filmStandard
SUSPENSION
Fully independent double wishbone suspension with front anti-roll barStandard
Bilstein high performance gas dampers, front and rearStandard
Eibach coaxial coil springs, front and rearStandard
 Elise Sport
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
ABS systemStandard
Hydraulic Brake Assist [HBA]Standard
Electronic Brake Distribution [EBD]Standard
Cornering Brake Control [CBC]Standard
Driver selectable ESP modesStandard
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
INTERIOR SPECIFICATION
Lightweight aluminium footwell dividerStandard
Black leather steering wheelStandard
Polished aluminium gear knob and handbrake sleeveStandard
Cloth seats with composite structureStandard
Pre-tensioning seatbeltsStandard
Engine start push buttonStandard
Central door lockingStandard
Immobiliser and remote activated alarmStandard
Driver and passenger air bagsStandard
Electric windowsStandard
Face level air-ventsStandard
Tyre puncture repair kitStandard
 Elise Sport
OPTION TRIM PACKS
Alcantara® packOption  
Leather packOption
Tartan packOption
OPTIONAL EXTRAS
Metallic paintOption
Signature paintOption
Hard topOption
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. 

COLOUR OPTIONS

Solid Red Solid Yellow Metallic White Metallic Blue Metallic Silver Racing Green Metallic Grey Metallic Orange Metallic Black Signature Grey
  • Solid Red
  • Solid Yellow
  • Metallic White
  • Metallic Blue
  • Metallic Silver
  • Racing Green
  • Metallic Grey
  • Metallic Orange
  • Metallic Black
  • Signature Grey

Options

Standard Wheel - Silver Lightweight Cast

The standard silver 12-spoke lightweight cast wheel fitted to the Elise Sport. 

(16" Front/17" Rear)

Elise Standard wheel in silver

Standard Wheel - Satin Black Lightweight Cast

The standard black 12-spoke lightweight cast wheel can be specified for the Elise Sport.

(16" Front/17" Rear)

Elise Standard wheel in black

Sport Wheel - Silver Forged

The Silver 14-Spoke Forged wheel may be specified as an option fit.

(16" Front/17" Rear)

Elise 14 Spoke Forged wheel - Silver

Sport Wheel - Satin Black Forged

The Satin Black 14-Spoke Forged wheel may be specified as an option fit.

(16" Front/17" Rear)

Elise 14 spoke Forged wheel - Black

LEATHER PACK

Black technical fabric is fitted as standard. The Leather Pack adds leather trimmed seats and padded leather door panels with perforated leather inserts, in a choice of colours - Black, Red and Tan. It also includes leather trimmed centre console, perforated black leather handbrake lever gaiter. 

Elise Sport Alcantara seats

ALCANTARA® PACK

Black technical fabric is fitted as standard. The Alcantara® Pack adds Alcantara® trimmed seats and padded Alcantara® door panels, in a choice of colours - Black and Red. It also includes an Alcantara® trimmed centre console.

Elise Yellow Tartan seats

TARTAN PACK

Black technical fabric is fitted as standard. The Tartan Pack adds tartan trimmed seats and padded tartan door panels, in a choice of colours - Yellow and Red. It also includes a leather trimmed centre console.

Elise Hard top option

ELISE HARD TOP OPTION

A hard top option is available on all Elise models. Body colour must be specified when ordering.

Elise Air Conditioning Option

AIR CONDITIONING

Air conditioning is available on all Elise models as an option.

Elise Sport 220 front lights

AUXILIARY DRIVING LIGHTS

Auxiliary driving lights are available on all Elise models as an option.

Elise Sport 220 interior alcantara

STEREO, FULL CARPET AND SOUND INSULATION

Stereo, full carpet and sound insulation are available on all Elise models as an option.