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Lotus Elise

The Lotus Elise is one of the best driver’s cars money can buy. Conceived as a modern day Lotus 7 it has all the ingredients that made the 1960’s car great combined with all the advances in design Lotus has made over the last 40 years. The Elise has been in production for some time now but hides its age well. There was a major revision in 2000 that only improved on the Elise’s key characteristics – light-weight and superb handling. Its bonded aluminium chassis and mid mounted engine are still ahead of their time. There are few luxuries, it’s a car all about the driving experience. Compared to when it was launched however, the Lotus now has a healthy amount of competition.

Cars in the Lotus Elise range:

Lotus Elise Specifications

Car brandLotus
Roof typeFabric
Fuel typeUnleaded Petrol
Engine typeStraight 4
Engine size1598 cc
Power134@6800 bhp
Power136@6800 ps
Torque118@4400 lb.ft
Transmission type6-spd manual

Lotus Elise Performance

Max Speed (Manual)127 mph
0-60mph (Manual)6 seconds
0-100kmph (Manual)6.5 seconds

Lotus Elise Economy and Emissions

EU Combined MPG (Manual)45 mpg
CO2 Emissions (Manual)149 g/km

Lotus Elise Details

Production dates2000-current
UK Retail pricefrom £28,100
UK Insurance group43
Length3824 mm
Width inc. mirrors1719 mm
Wheelbase2300 mm
Kerb Weight876 kg
Luggage capacity112 litres
Fuel tank capacity43.5 litres
Warranty distance36,000 miles
Warranty length3 years
Service Intervals9,000 miles
Information last updated September 1, 2014

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