0-60 mph 6 seconds, 0-100 km/h 6.5 seconds, 0-100 mph (0-160 km/h) 18.6 seconds.Max speed 127mph (204 km/h).
FUEL CONSUMPTION - (MPG- L/100KM) Urban 34 (8.3), Extra Urban 56 (5.0), Combined 45 (6.3), C02 emissions (g/km) 149.
The name Lotus is synonymous with sublime handling and poised vehicle
dynamics around the world. The Elise leads the way with its lightweight, state-of-the-art, extruded and bonded aluminium chassis, allied to competition standard wishbone suspension. The chassis is so stiff that it takes 9,500 Nm
to twist it just one degree.
The Lotus Elise is engineered to deliver an exhilarating and involving driving experience, whilst remaining light to the touch and instantly responsive
to all driver inputs. With engineering effectiveness comes efficiency, allowing
Lotus to extract every aspect of dynamic performance from each component
– remaining true to the principle “to add speed, add lightness”.
Since its launch, the Elise has been hailed as one of the best sports cars that money can buy, creating perfect harmony between driver and machine. The latest generation to carry the evocative name retains the supple road holding, fluid dynamics and tactile feedback of the original and combines this with efficient performance and low CO2 emissions.
The incredibly lightweight and stiff chassis and finely tuned wishbones and dampers, allied to Lotus DPM (Dynamic Performance Management) and sticky Yokohama tyres, provide absolute handling precision. No other sports car tackles the open road with the verve of an Elise, where every driver input has such a clear and measurable effect on the car's behaviour.
The Elise handles the transition from open-road to urban grind with consummate ease. It’s compact dimensions make navigating narrow city roads easy, and it’s distinctive styling ensures plenty of on-road presence.
In fluctuating traffic conditions the ‘SPS’ (Serial Precision Shift) automated manual version with paddle shift control provides a more relaxed transport mode thanks to its automatic shift selection.
Due a dose of retail therapy? You’ll be surprised how accommodating the rear stowage area is. While it’s unique combination of supercar looks and performance coupled with it’s low running costs make the Elise an exciting alternative for the city, bringing some fun to your every day commute.
The Elise's pure and driver focused interior is a very special place to be. Get comfortable in the bucket seats and grasp the small and prefectly contoured steering wheel. You will find all controls are carefully positioned for maximum ease of use under the most demanding of driving conditions.
Aluminium features strongly on the interior, and a machined aluminium handbrake grip and gear-lever knob are fitted as standard. The comprehensive instrument cluster features a full set of warning lights. The Elise has face level vents that can be positioned to keep you cool. Air-conditioning is available as an option.