Weight

How many compact sportscars can blast from 0-60mph in just 6.0 seconds (0-100kph in 6.5secs)? The super-light Elise Sport can at just 1,909lbs (866kgs).

It is the timelessly stylish, lightweight composite body, attached to an equally light aluminium alloy chassis-tub that forms the basis for several other Lotus models.

That’s what does it. Yet, it is strong, which allows its suspension to work impressively, resisting body roll but remaining taut enough for the ultimate sportscar thrills, while retaining damping compliance that affords the Elise Sport an astonishingly good ride quality.

It is Lotus years of experience and irrepressible talent that allow a car like Elise Sport to be created.

Performance

Small capacity is not a hindrance to the entry-level Elise. Its multi-valve 1.6-litre engine delivers a sparkling 134bhp (136PS). Select the first of its six close-ratio gears and the forwards delivery is electric.

Its 155bhp/tonne (157PS/1000kgs) enables a V-max of 127mph (204kph), yet its Combined fuel economy is given as 44.8 mpg (6.3l/100km) and CO-emissions are just 149g/km. This is affordable sportscar ownership by any judgement.

Torsion

Underpinning every Elise 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 is outstanding.

It allows the suspension to work most effectively, to provide unparalleled grip, a comfortable ride and a dynamic balance that is exceptional.

An electronic differential lock (EDL) helps to tame any over-exuberance (for which you can 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.

LED supplementary lighting makes your Elise easier to see. 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

Power

HP

Weight

KG

Features

  • Fuel-injected
  • 1.6-litre engine develops 134hp (136PS)
  • Delivers meaty 118lbs ft (160Nm) of torque
  • Mid-engine provides balance
  • Aero-optimised
  • Light and agile
  • Open differential
  • Exhilarating acceleration

21211_elise-sport-elise-sport-220-mundesley-05_11_15-48p-new_330x230

  • 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

51835_elise-fuel-filler-detail-400x400px_400x400

  • 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 6.0 seconds (0-100km/h in 6.5 seconds)

Exterior

Specifications

PERFORMANCE*
Max power134 hp at 6800 rpm (136 PS) (100kW)
Max torque118 lbft at 4400 rpm (160 Nm)
0-60 mph6.0 seconds
0-100 km/h6.5 seconds
Max speed127 mph (204 km/h)
Power to weight ratio155 hp/tonne (157 PS/1000kg)
FUEL CONSUMPTION (mpg* [l/100 km])
Urban34.0 (8.3)
Extra Urban56.5 (5.0)
Combined44.8 (6.3)
CO2 emissions149 g/km
ENGINE
All alloy, 1.6 litre DOHC 4 cylinder, dual VVT-i and Valvematic, 16-valveStandard
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 differentialStandard
BOSCH Electronic Differential Lock (EDL)Standard
DIMENSIONS
Length3824 mm
Width excluding mirrors1719 mm
Height1117 mm
Wheelbase2300 mm
Unladen vehicle mass866 kg
Fuel tank capacity

 

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

 

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 ZR17

 

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

 

OPTION TRIM PACKS
Alcantara® packOption
Leather packOption
Tartan packOption
OPTIONAL EXTRAS
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

Book a Test Drive

Click Here