Building on the model’s prestigious pedigree, the new Lotus Elise range offers improved power and performance for a truly inspiring drive. Not only have the Sport 220 and Sprint 220 been redesigned for a more aggressive look, they are more lightweight than ever. Wider apertures and a mesh pattern grille visually enhance the vehicles, while new carbon race seats, forged alloy wheels, and a revised engine cover (standard on the Sprint and optional on the Sport) contribute to a significant weight saving.
The Elise’s 1.8-litre supercharged engine has been specially tuned to deliver the optimum power-to-weight ratio, resulting in class-leading efficiency. Acceleration has been boosted to provide a 0-60mph time of only 4.2 seconds (Sport 220), while emissions are an impressive 173g/km. This energy is harnessed with driver selectable modes and AP Racing twin-piston front calipers that ensure braking power is maximised. If that’s not enough, the Elise’s exhaust has been acoustically enhanced to provide an impressive soundtrack to your drive.
The Lotus Elise range is equipped with the latest features without sacrificing performance. With an upgraded instrument panel for greater clarity, sports seats with contrasting stitching and a black leather steering wheel, you’ll be in no doubt that you’re somewhere special.
Should you wish to enhance the level of comfort, you can specify air conditioning and a Bluetooth-enabled stereo with iPod connectivity.
The Elise Cup 250 and Cup 260 models take all that is great about their stablemates and elevate each element to a new high. Race-bred and reserved for those who value performance above all else, they offer power and agility without compromise. Boasting exceptional grip and fierce cornering speeds, as well as incredible downforce (up to 180kg at 151mph), the Cup models are crafted for blistering speed and an awe-inspiring experience.