“The torchbearer for performance through light weight”
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-cylinder. 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 supercharged Elise Sport 220, delivers 217 hp and 250 Nm of torque – astonishing performance from such a lightweight car. The ultimate evolution of the Elise, its 1.8 litre supercharged and charge cooled engine delivers instant acceleration with even more torque that’s accessible from low in the rev range. Select Sport mode and DPM characteristics alter for more engagement. Performance dynamics are matched aesthetically and aerodynamically. The impressive Elise Sport 220 is distinguished by a rear wing that arches over the car’s hind quarters, creating more downforce than the standard rear clamshell.
Elise Cup 250
Punching well above its weight, the new Lotus Elise Cup 250 offers a scintillating blend of purity of purpose with performance. Supercharged, lightweight and distilled from Lotus’ extensive motorsport knowhow, the new model packs 243 hp into a chassis designed to deliver the benchmark in responsive handling and haptic feedback. The Lotus Elise Cup 250 bridges the gap between road and track to offer racecar capabilities in a package that can be used every day. Focused on cutting weight and boosting performance, Lotus’ development team has built on the significant updates introduced for the latest Elise, which has been hailed as a five-star car by the international motoring press. Cementing its reputation as a purebred driver’s car, the Elise Cup 250 sets the standard for two-seater sports cars thanks to its winning combination of efficient engineering, agility, grip and speed.
Elise Heritage Edition
Lotus has launched four new limited-edition versions of the Elise, each with a vibrant and distinctive colour palette which pays tribute to the company’s pioneering and highly successful racing history. Officially called the Elise Classic Heritage Editions, all four offer an enhanced exterior and interior spec over the Elise Sport 220 on which they’re based. As well as their unique colour schemes – instantly recognisable by motorsport fans worldwide – each car comes with an exclusive numbered ‘build plaque’ on the dashboard referencing the limited production run. A total of just 100 cars will be made, with the final numbers of each variant dictated by customer demand.