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Lotus Elise

Lotus Elise

Lotus elise
Lotus elise
Lotus elise
Lotus elise
Lotus elise

Styling

Beautiful All Over

The Lotus Elise is more than just eye-catching, it's eye-grabbing. An instant classic, with a flared rear, side vents, supercar styling, and a muscle car interior - the Lotus Elise will turn heads along every stretch of asphault.

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Alive in the City

The Elise handles the transition from open-road to urban grind with consummate ease. Its compact dimensions make navigating narrow city roads easy, and its distinctive styling ensures plenty of on-road presence.

In fluctuating traffic conditions the ‘SPS’ (Serial Precision Shift) automated manual version with paddle shift control provides a more relaxed transport mode thanks to its automatic shift selection.

Due a dose of retail therapy? You'll be surprised how accommodating the rear stowage area is. While its unique combination of supercar looks and performance coupled with its low running costs make the Elise an exciting alternative for the city, bringing some fun to your every day commute.

A Colorful Personality

Your Lotus Elise can be configured with one of 16 gorgeous color choices for the exterior and, if the Touring Pack option is added, you have 7 different leather trim colors for the interior. With a wealth of options, your Lotus Elise can be as unique as its driver.

Exterior 360° View

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Exterior Color Options

2012 Lotus elise
  • Motorsport Black
  • Starlight Black
  • Carbon Grey
  • Storm Titanium
  • Arctic Silver
  • Aspen White
  • Laser Blue
  • Nightfall Blue
  • Racing Green
  • Motorsport Green
  • Zest Yellow
  • Solar Yellow
  • Chrome Orange
  • Ardent Red
  • Velvet Red
  • Sienna Brown

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Performance

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Lotus elise

Lotus Elise 1.6

A pure-bred Lotus. The lithe lines of the Elise clothe a bespoke aluminium bonded chassis tuned for driving exhilaration, its curvaceous design taking cues from roadsters of the ‘60s and ‘70s. Its 1.6-litre lightweight in-line four produces 134 hp (136 PS) and C02 emissions of just 149 g/km. In simple terms; supercar performance combined with city car economy.

1.6 litre DOHC 4 cylinder, dual VVT-i and Valvematic, 16 valve Engine :

  • 0-60 mph 6 seconds
  • 0-100 km/h 6.5 seconds
  • 0-100 mph (0-160 km/h) 18.6 seconds
  • Max speed 127mph (204 km/h)

Fuel Consumption:

  • MPG (L/100km) Urban 34.0 (8.3)
  • Extra Urban 56.0 (5.0)
  • Combined 45.0 (6.3)
  • CO2 emissions (g/km) 149

Some Elise variants are not available in all markets - Please check with your local dealer for availability in your country.

Built-In Performance

Agility is the Elise’s middle name, thanks to its lightweight, state-of-the-art, extruded and bonded aluminium chassis, allied to competition standard wishbone suspension.

The chassis is so stiff that it takes 9,500 Nm to twist it just one degree.

The Elise is engineered to deliver an exhilarating and involving driving experience, while remaining light to the touch and instantly responsive to all driver inputs.

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Lotus elise

Spirited on the Road

Since its launch, the Elise has been hailed as one of the best sports cars that money can buy, creating perfect harmony between driver and machine. The latest generation to carry the evocative name retains the supple road holding, fluid dynamics and tactile feedback of the original and combines this with efficient performance and low C02 emissions.

The incredibly lightweight and stiff chassis and finely tuned wishbones and dampers, allied to Lotus DPM (Dynamic Performance Management) and sticky Yokohama tyres, provide absolute handling precision. No other sports car tackles the open road with the verve of an Elise, where every driver input has such a clear and measurable effect on the car's behaviour.

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Interior

Cockpit Interior

The Elise's pure and driver focused interior is a very special place to be. Get comfortable in the bucket seats and grasp the small and prefectly contoured steering wheel. You will find all controls are carefully positioned for maximum ease of use under the most demanding of driving conditions.

Aluminium features strongly on the interior, and a machined aluminium handbrake grip and gear-lever knob are fitted as standard. The comprehensive instrument cluster features a full set of warning lights. The Elise has face level vents that can be positioned to keep you cool. Air-conditioning is available as an option.

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Lotus elise


Seating Options

Ordering an Elise is all about you, your choice, your pleasure. Whatever your favoured body color, you can select seat upholstery and trim to match or contrast. Leather ProBax™ seats come in a range of dyes, and Touring and Sports Packs bring a host of extras to further individualize your Elise.

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Full Specs

ELISE ELISE CR ELISE S
  1. *The fuel consumption and emission figures stated here were generated under official testing conditions and these fuel consumption and emission figures may not be capable of reproduction during normal road driving.
0-60 mph (seconds) 6 6 4.2
0-100 km/h (seconds) 6.5 6.5 4.6
Max speed (mph (km/h)) 127 (204) 127 (204) 145 (234)
Max power 134 hp / at 6800 rpm / (100 kW) / (136 PS) 134 hp / at 6800 rpm / (100 kW) / (136 PS) 217 hp / at 6800 rpm / (162 kW) / (220 PS)
Max torque 118 lbft / at 4400 rpm / (160 Nm) 118 lbft / at 4400 rpm / (160 Nm) 184 lbft / at 4600 rpm / (250 Nm)
Gear ratios in I 3.538:1 3.538:1 3.538:1
II 1.913:1 1.913:1 1.913:1
III 1.310:1 1.310:1 1.310:1
IV 0.971:1 0.971:1 0.971:1
V 0.818:1 0.818:1 0.818:1
VI 0.700:1 0.700:1 0.700:1
Reverse 3.333:1 3.333:1 3.333:1
Final drive 4.294:1 4.294:1 4.294:1
Unladen vehicle mass (kg) 876 852 924
Weight distribution front and F: 342 F: 330 F: N/A
rear in kg and corner weights R: 534 / (39% - 61%) R: 522 / (39% - 61%) R: N/A
Fuel consumption (City/Hwy) 34/56 MPG 34/56 MPG 34/56 MPG
Urban 34.0 (8.3) 34.0 (8.3) 27.3 (10.3)
Extra Urban 56.0 (5.0) 56.0 (5.0) 47.6 (5.9)
Combined 45.0 (6.3) 45.0 (6.3) 37.5 (7.5)
City/Highway (US only) N/A N/A N/A
CO 2emissions (g/km) 149 149 175
ELISE ELISE CR ELISE S
  1. * Dependent on local market - please consult your official local Lotus Cars dealer.
Mid-mounted
Transverse
Engine (cm3) 1598 1598 1798
1ZR-FAE engine
2ZR-FAE engine (supercharged)
Aluminium lightweight and compact construction
4 cylinders in-line
Water cooled
Naturally aspirated with Double Overhead Camshaft (DOHC)
Lotus Sport developed supercharger installation including intake manifold.  
Valvematic
4 valves per cylinder
Dual variable valve timing
Acoustic control induction system
Direct ignition system
Lotus electronic throttle control system
Front-mounted oil cooler *
Bore/stroke (mm) 80.5/78.5 80.5/78.5 80.5/88.3
Compression ratio 10.7:1 10.7:1 10:1
Power to weight ratio (ps/ton) 155 (114 kW/t) 160 (117 kW/t) 238 (175 kW/t)
Fuel tank capacity 40L 40L 40L
ELISE ELISE CR ELISE S
6-speed close ratio gear box S S S
Constant mesh helical gears and open differentials S S S
ELISE ELISE CR ELISE S
Driver and passenger airbags
Track tuned ABS system
Composite front energy absorbing crash structure
Pre-tensioning seatbelts
Door side impact beams
S: Standard   O: Optional   N/a: Not Applicable ELISE ELISE CR ELISE S
  1. ** Dependent on local market - please consult your official local Lotus Cars dealer.
  2. † Lotus DPM, hardware provided by BOSCH to Lotus’ specification.
Lotus/ AP-Racing twin-piston fixed aluminium alloy front brake calipers. Brembo single-piston sliding rear calipers. 288 mm diameter, 26 mm thick front and rear cast-iron cross-drilled & ventilated S S S
ABS with servo-assisted brakes S S S
Y type 6-spoke lightweight cast alloy wheels in Hi-power Silver finish F: 5.5J x 16 & R: 7.5J x 17 S
14-spoke lightweight forged alloy wheels in Hi-power Silver finish F: 5.5J x16 & R: 7.5J x17 O N/A O
12-spoke lightweight cast alloy wheels in Hi-power Silver finish F: 5.5J x 16 & R: 7.5J x 17 S
12-spoke lightweight cast alloy wheels in Black finish F: 5.5J x 16 & R: 7.5J x 17 O S
Yokohama Advan Neova AD07 LTS tyres F: 175/ 55 R16 & R: 225/ 45 R17 S S S
Tyre puncture repair aerosol S S S
Tool kit S S S
Soft top S O S
Hard top O O O
Air conditioning O O O
Lotus Dynamic Performance Management (Lotus DPM) † S S S
Lotus Dynamic Performance Management with Sport mode (Lotus DPM) † O S O
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