Lotus Elise


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The Lotus Elise revolutionised the sportscar market 14 years ago when the small lightweight agile 2-seat mid engine sportscar was introduced. By ensuring that the Elise stuck rigidly to Lotus' core values of performance through light weight, the Elise was able to produce supercar performance with city car economy.


    Making its debut at the 80th International Geneva Motorshow, the 2011 model year Lotus Elise introduces a number of changes and improvements to maintain its class leading position.

    For the 2011 model year, the Elise range will consist of the following variants:

    Lotus Elise 136 PS, 149 g of CO2 /km new 1.6 litre engine

    Lotus Elise R - 192 PS, 196 g of CO2 /km - 1.8 litre engine

    Lotus Elise SC  220 PS, 199 g of CO2 /km - 1.8 litre supercharged engine

    Key changes and improvements to the whole of the 2011 model year Elise range

    New evolution body design incorporating new front clamshell, rear bumper and engine cover

    Key changes and improvements to the whole of the 2011 model year Elise range

    New evolution body design incorporating new front clamshell, rear bumper and engine cover

    Additional changes for the 2011 model year entry level Lotus Elise

    New high technology 1ZR-FAE 1.6 litre engine with Valvematic and Dual VVT-I technology to optimise the performance and efficiency of the engine

    149 g of CO2 per km (an improvement of over 16% compared to the 2010 Elise S)

    Combined fuel consumption 6.28 litres / 100 km (45.0 mpg)

    New 6 speed close ratio gearbox

    Cruise control available as part of the Touring pack

Elise Specification
Layout     2 seater, mid engined rear wheel drive
Length     3785 mm
Width     1850 mm
Height     1117 mm
Engine     Petrol
Cylinder     4
Capacity     1598 cc
Power/Torque     134 HP at 6800 rpm (136 PS)
Rev limit     6800 rpm
0-100 km/h     6.5 seconds
Top speed     204 mph / 204 km/h
CO2 (CO2/km)     149
Weight     1932 lbs
Seats     2
Transmission     6 speed close ratio
Drive     RWD
Fuel Consumption  21/27    20/26

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