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 CO-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.

Top Speed

MPH

0 – 60 MPH

SECS

Max Power

HP

Weight

KG

In Action

Features

  • 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

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  • 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

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

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

  • 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)

Specifications

PERFORMANCE*
Max power 217 hp at 6800 rpm (220 PS) (162 kW)
Max torque 184 lbft at 4600 rpm (250 Nm)
0-60 mph 4.2 seconds
0-100 km/h 4.6 seconds
Max speed 145 mph (234 km/h)
Power to weight ratio 237 hp/tonne (241 PS/1000kg)
FUEL CONSUMPTION (mpg* [l/100 km])
Urban 27.4 (10.3)
Extra Urban 47.9 (5.9)
Combined 37.7 (7.5)
CO2 emissions 173 g/km
ENGINE
All alloy, 1.8 litre DOHC 4 cylinder, dual VVT-i, 16-valve with chargecooled Magnuson R900 supercharger utilising Eaton TVSTMtechnology Standard
Mid-mounted, transverse, rear wheel drive Standard
Multi-point sequential fuel injection and direct ignition system Standard
Lotus Electronic Throttle Control system Standard
TRANSMISSION
6 speed manual with sports ratios Standard
Constant mesh helical gears and open differentials Standard
BOSCH Electronic Differential Lock (EDL) Standard
DIMENSIONS
Length 3824 mm
Width excluding mirrors 1719 mm
Height 1117 mm
Wheelbase 2300 mm
Unladen vehicle mass 914 kg
Fuel tank capacity 40 litres

 

CHASSIS/ BODY
Two-door, two-seater convertible bodystyle Standard
Lightweight, extruded aluminium bonded chassis structure Standard
Composite front energy absorbing crash structure Standard
Door side impact beams Standard
Composite body panels Standard
Aerodynamically optimised rear diffuser Standard
LED front daylight lamps with integrated direction indicators Standard
LED rear lamps with integrated direction indicators Standard
Black soft top Standard
Front mud flaps Standard
Clear sill stone chip protection film Standard
SUSPENSION
Fully independent double wishbone suspension with front anti-roll bar Standard
Bilstein high performance gas dampers, front and rear Standard
Eibach coaxial coil springs, front and rear Standard

 

STEERING
Solidly mounted, mechanical rack and pinion Standard
BRAKES
AP Racing twin-piston front calipers, Brembo single-piston sliding rear-calipers Standard
Servo assisted, cross drilled and ventilated discs, 288 mm diameter, front and rear Standard
ABS system Standard
Hydraulic Brake Assist [HBA] Standard
Electronic Brake Distribution [EBD] Standard
Cornering Brake Control [CBC] Standard
Driver selectable ESP modes Standard
WHEELS & TYRES
Lightweight cast alloy wheels, 16″ front and 17″ rear Standard
Front Yokohama Advan Neova AD07 tyres 175/55 ZR16 Standard
Rear Yokohama Advan Neova AD07 tyres 225/45 ZR17 Standard

 

INTERIOR SPECIFICATION
Lightweight aluminium footwell divider Standard
Black leather steering wheel Standard
Polished aluminium gear knob and handbrake sleeve Standard
Cloth seats with composite structure Standard
Pre-tensioning seatbelts Standard
Engine start push button Standard
Central door locking Standard
Immobiliser and remote activated alarm Standard
Driver and passenger air bags Standard
Electric windows Standard
Face level air-vents Standard
Tyre puncture repair kit Standard

 

OPTION PACKS
Alcantara® pack Option
Leather pack Option
Tartan pack Option
ADDITIONAL OPTIONS
Metallic paint Option
Signature paint Option
Hard top Option
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

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