To add speed, add lightness
Lotus cars have always shared the same character traits: Ingenious design, eye-popping power-to-weight, and a suave yet rebellious spirit. The three current family members – Elise, Exige and Evora – embody these attributes perfectly.
The Elise is a pure-bred sports car, offering exhilarating top-down motoring at an affordable price. Power is provided by an eager 1.8-litre engine, a lightweight in-line four and is producing 220 hp. In simple terms, supercar performance combined with city car economy. The engine continuously controls valve timing and lift to vary the volume of airflow, ensuring optimal performance based on the engines operational condition. Access this performance via a 6 speed manual transmission with sports ratios.
The 1.8 litre version offers remarkable road holding and class-leading performances, delivering phenominal feedback and responsiveness.
The latest evolution of the Exige unveiled at the September 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show, the Exige S is a fixed head coupé representing ultra lightweight raw performance combined with unparalleled ride and handling.
The award-winning Evora is a fixed head coupe of graceful design, providing either a 2 seater or 2+2 option, making it not only a true sporting companion, but also a more practical proposition.