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Responding to a demand for more power and torque, Lotus took its super-lightweight Elise, added 200cc to the engine, along with an Eaton supercharger to turn ‘bristling’ into ‘blistering’ performance. Even possessing a vibrant performance envelope, some customers demand even more. Of course, obtaining more for less, when turning to a track focus, is helped by the weight conscious nature of the Elise. The Elise S Club Racer is what results. Despite boasting the power of the Elise S, the overall kerbweight of the Elise S Club Racer decreases by almost 42lbs (19kgs) over the stock version. As a result, its power to weight ratio is a magical 240bhp/tonne (243PS/1,000kg). The result is high performance that is sure to thrill and excite. Driving quality is scarcely more pure…but, then, this is Lotus.


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 217hp (220PS). Select the first of the Elise S Club Racer, six, close-ratio gears and the forwards motion is guaranteed to shock. Its 240bhp/tonne (243PS/1000kgs) enables a V-max of 145mph (234kph), yet its Combined fuel economy is given as 37.5mpg (7.5l/100km) and CO2 emissions are only 175g/km. Lotus proves that sportscar ownership can remain both enticing and affordable.


Underpinning every Elise S Club Racer is the most efficient, structurally rigid 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 the 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 will surely be forgiven) and works especially well on track.


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 road and track Elise S Club Racer 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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Elise S Engine cover

  • 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
  • Bristling acceleration

Elise S CR Interior

  • Focused minimalism
  • Trimmed in ergonomic padding 
  • Ultra-lightweight seats
  • Hip-hugging driving position
  • Small diameter, leather steering wheel rim
  • Stripped out interior
  • Pushbutton start
  • Electric windows
  • Face-level air vents

Elise S CR wheel

  • 16-inch diameter front alloys
  • 17-inch diameter rear alloys
  • forged alloy style to save weight
  • Silver, or black, colour options

Elise Fuel filler detail

  • Head-turning presence
  • Compact packaging
  • Styled for zero-lift
  • Maximum down force
  • Taut and poised
  • Targeted efficiency
  • Almost 30kgs lighter than standard Elise
  • Matt Black trim
  • 3 standard, 3 CR unique colours

ELISE 6 Speed Manual feature

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



Performance and Emissions
Engine, Transmission and Dimensions
Body and Suspension
Steering, Brakes and Wheels
Interior Specification
Options and Option Packs
Weight Savings
 Elise S CR
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 ratio240 hp/tonne (243 PS/1000kg) **
FUEL CONSUMPTION (mpg* [l/100 km])
Urban27.3 (10.3)
Extra Urban47.6 (5.9)
Combined37.5 (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.
** Stated weight includes airbag deletion.
 Elise S CR
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
6 speed manual with sports ratiosStandard
Constant mesh helical gears and open differentialStandard
BOSCH Electronic Differential Lock (EDL)Standard
Length3824 mm
Width excluding mirrors1719 mm
Height1117 mm
Wheelbase2300 mm
Unladen vehicle mass896 kg*
Fuel tank capacity40 litres
*Stated weight includes airbag deletion
 Elise S CR
Two-door, two-seater convertible bodystyleStandard
Matt black body feature panels, black wheels and rear diffuserStandard
Unique logo and decal kitStandard
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 topOption
Front mud flapsOption
Clear sill stone chip protection filmStandard
Fully independent double wishbone suspension with adjustable front anti-roll barStandard
Bilstein high performance gas dampers, front and rearStandard
Eibach coaxial coil springs, front and rearStandard
 Elise S CR
Solidly mounted, mechanical rack and pinionStandard
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
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 S CR
Body colour seat shells and centre consoleStandard
Lightweight aluminium footwell dividerStandard
Lightweight aluminium passenger footrestOption
Polished aluminium gear knob and handbrake sleeveStandard
Black carpet matsOption
Pre-tensioning seatbeltsStandard
Engine start push buttonStandard
Central door lockingOption
Radio and CD/MP3 player, integrated iPod® connectivity, with 4 speakersOption
Immobiliser and remote activated alarmStandard
Driver and passenger air bags (Optional delete)Standard
Electric windowsStandard
Face level air-ventsStandard
Tyre puncture repair kitStandard
 Elise S CR
Touring packNot Available  
Sport packNot Available
Black style packStandard
Comfort packOption
Power Pack*Option
Standard paint:  Solid Red, British Racing GreenStandard
Metallic paintOption
Signature paintOption
Black soft topOption
Hard topOption
Air conditioningOption
Optional wheel, black, forged alloy, 14-spokeOption
* 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.
 Elise S CR
Delete front mud flaps- 0.6 kg
Shower cape- 5.9 kg
Radio and speakers strippped out- 4.0 kg
Noise insulation and carpets stripped out- 4.5 kg
Optional airbag deletion- 4.0 kg
Central locking deletion- 0.3 kg
Lightweight rear Lotus badge- 60g
Forged Sport alloy wheels- 1.5 kg
Dealer fit lightweight battery- 5.4 kg
Dealer fit Power pack- 2.4 kg


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

Build Packages


A Black Style Pack is STANDARD and the only available package on the Elise CR. It comprises specified wheel option choice in black, black roof and a black rear diffuser.

Elise Black Style pack option -  Front

Elise Black Style pack option - Back

Elise Black Style pack option -  Front


The standard S Satin Black Y-type 6 spoke lightweight cast wheel fitted to the Elise S CR.

(16" Front/17" Rear)

Elise S Standard Y Type Cast Wheel - Black

Sport Wheel - Satin Black Forged

The Satin Black 14-Spoke Forged wheel can be specified as an option fit on Elise S CR.

(16" Front/17" Rear)

Elise 14 spoke Forged wheel - Black

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 is available on all Elise models as an option.