All alloy, 1.6 litre DOHC 4 cylinder , dual VVT-i and Valvematic, 16 valve:
0-60mph - 6 seconds; 0-100km/h - 6.5 seconds, 0-100mph (0-160km/h) - 18.6 seconds, Max Speed - 127mph (204km/h)
FUEL CONSUMPTION: MPG (L/100km) Urban 34.0 (8.3), Extra Urban 56.0 (5.0), Combined 45.0 (6.3), CO2 emissions (g/km) 149*

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Some Elise variants are not available in all markets - Please check with your local dealer for availability in your country.


ELISE CR CROP-IN SEATSWith the Elise CR, Lotus has gone even further to deliver the most tactile Elise ever – without losing an ounce of style. It wasn’t easy to find further areas for weight reduction in an already incredibly light car, but with a lot of attention to detail, Lotus has managed to make the Elise CR up to an amazing
19 kg** lighter than the standard Elise. It’s a revelation – a pure driving experience, and some of the best fun you can have on four lightweight wheels.

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Powered by the same 1.6-litre engine as the standard Elise, this stripped-back racer is an uncompromised sports machine that doesn’t just deliver on the road. Eibach anti-roll bar and springs plus Bilstein sports dampers mean the Elise CR provides fingertip responsiveness on the racetrack too. Handling is assisted further with the latest Lotus Dynamic Performance Management (DPM) system, and selectable Sport setting, giving the driver ultimate power and control.



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Elise CR




The Elise CR comes without a soft top, but if required either a soft top or hard top can be added as an option.

** Stated weight includes airbag deletion

* 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.