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Weight

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.

Performance

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.

Torsion

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).

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 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

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0 - 60 MPH

4.2

secs

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MAX-POWER

217

hp

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C02 EMISSIONS

173

g/km

IN ACTION

Features

elise sport 220 logo

  • 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

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 220 front

  • Manual 6-speed
  • Close ratios
  • Light shift weight
  • Slick changes
  • Balanced clutch weight
  • Lotus throttle management
  • 0-60mph in 4.2 seconds (0-100km/h in 4.6 seconds)

EXTERIOR

Elise Sport 220 Rr3Qtr
Lotus Elise Sport 220 Side
Elise Sport 220 Rear-on
Elise Sport 220 Front-on

Specifications

Performance and Emissions
Engine, Transmission and Dimensions
Body and Suspension
Steering, Brakes and Wheels
Interior Specification
Options and Option Packs
 Elise Sport 220
PERFORMANCE*
Max power217 hp at 6800 rpm (220 PS) (162 kW)
Max torque184 lbft at 4600 rpm (250 Nm)
0-60 mph4.2 seconds
0-100 km/h4.6 seconds
Max speed145 mph (234 km/h)
Power to weight ratio237 hp/tonne (241 PS/1000kg)
FUEL CONSUMPTION (mpg* [l/100 km])
Urban27.4 (10.3)
Extra Urban47.9 (5.9)
Combined37.7 (7.5)
CO2 emissions173 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
ENGINE
All alloy, 1.8 litre DOHC 4 cylinder, dual VVT-i, 16-valve with chargecooled Magnuson R900 supercharger utilising Eaton TVSTM technologyStandard
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 differentialsStandard
BOSCH Electronic Differential Lock (EDL)Standard
DIMENSIONS
Length3824 mm
Width excluding mirrors1719 mm
Height1117 mm
Wheelbase2300 mm
Unladen vehicle mass914 kg
Fuel tank capacity40 litres
 
 Elise Sport 220
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 220
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 220
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 220
OPTION PACKS
Alcantara® packOption  
Leather packOption
Tartan packOption
ADDITIONAL OPTIONS
Metallic paintOption
Signature paintOption
Hard topOption
Air conditioningOption
Auxiliary driving lightsOption
Stereo, full carpet and sound insulationOption
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.

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 220. 

(16" Front/17" Rear)

Elise Sport 220 Standard Cast Wheel - Silver

Standard Wheel - Satin Black Lightweight Cast

The standard black 12-spoke lightweight cast wheel can be specified for the Elise Sport 220.

(16" Front/17" Rear)

Elise Sport 220 Standard Cast Wheel - 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.