The Lotus Elise revolutionized 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 including a new evolution body design incorporating new front clamshell, rear bumper and engine cover.
Additional changes for the 2011 model year entry level Lotus Elise include a new high technology 1ZR-FAE 1.6 litre engine with Valvematic and Dual VVT-I technology to optimize the performance and efficiency of the engine, 149 g of CO2 per km (an improvement of over 16% compared to the 2010 Elise S), a combined fuel consumption 6.28 litres / 100 km (45.0 mpg), as well as a new 6 speed close ratio gearbox. Cruise control is also available as part of the Touring pack.