Lotus Elise

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Lotus Elise Technical Specification

Elise (front3-4)

Body:  Closed mould lightweight composite body panels, with detachable front and rear clamshells', facilitate balanced aerodynamic downforce, increasing cornering grip and high speed stability.
Chassis: Lotus designed lightweight structure of epoxy bonded aluminium alloy extrusions with integral steel rollover structure and lightweight steel rear subframe.
Suspension: Double wishbone with coil springs over gas pressurised monotube Bilstein dampers front and rear.
Steering: Rigidly mounted rack and pinion steering.
2.8 wheel turns lock to lock.
Brakes: 282mm-diameter cast iron ventilated discs, non-servo split hydraulic system, including unique Lotus! AP Racing opposed piston aluminium front calipers
Wheels / Tyres: Lotus designed lightweight 6-spoke, aluminium alloy wheels
Front: 5.5 x 16 wheels with Lotus developed Bridgestone V rated
175/55 Rl6tyres
Rear: 7.5 x 17 wheels with Lotus developed Bridgestone V rated
225/45 Rl7tyres
Instrumentation: Electronic Stack Instruments unit with analogue display comprising re-calibrated Speedometer and Tachometer with multifunction LCD incorporating re-calibrated fuel gauge, temperature read out, rev limiter warning lamp, engine diagnostics warning lamp and seat belt warning.
Interior: 2 Seats. Fore / aft adjustable driver's seat (passenger seat fixed in rearmost position.)
Soft touch' sill and facia covers integrated into dashboard surround. 
Lighting: Integral headlights with optional aerodynamic faired lens cover.
Engine: K Series : Transverse mid engine
4 cylinders in line, 1796cc
All aluminium lightweight construction
Double overhead camshaft: 16 valves
Multi-point sequential fuel injection
Maximum output: 122PS! 120bhp @ 5,500r!min*
Maximum torque: 1 68Nm / 124 lb.ft between 3,500- 4,500r/min*
Lotus K4 engine controller
Emission control: Three-way catalytic converter
Active on-board diagnostics - Euro III emissions compliant
Transmission: 5-speed transaxle driving rear wheels.
Close ratio gears fitted as standard equipment.
Ratios : 
First - 2.923
Second - 1.750
Third - 1.307
Fourth - 1.033
Fifth - 0.848
Reverse - 3.000
Final drive - 4.200
Maximum speed
0-62mph (100km/h)
0-100mph (160km/h)
125 mph (200 km!h)*
5.7 seconds*
17.2 seconds*
Fuel Consumption:

Extra Urban
Fuel requirement
(litres/i 00km) 
95 RON ULG minimum
Wheel base
Front track
Rear track
Overall length
Overall width
Overall height
2300 mm
1457 mm
1503 mm
1719mm (excluding door mirrors)
Dry weight
Kerb weight
Weight distribution
Luggage compartment
Fuel tank capacity:
710 Kg*
756 Kg* (incl. full tank of fuel at 30kg)
38% front 62% rear
115 litres

38 litres (8.3 gallons)

Warranty: 1 year/12,000 mile warranty plus 1 year AA cover and an 8-year anti-corrosion warranty.
Equipment: Engine immobiliser, aluminium gear knob and window winders, cloth soft-top, Lotus designed lightweight 6-spoke aluminium wheels and leather trimmed steering wheel.
Options: Race Tech and Sports Touring packs, as well as the following available individually:

cross-drilled brakes, metallic paint, 6-spoke black wheels, luggage rack, tyre inflator, passenger footrest, interior trim in leather or alcantara, leather or alcantara seats, brushed! polished aluminium handbrake sleeves, knobs and winders, luggage bag, lightweight footwell divider, full leather or alcantara steering wheel, anti-theft system, front auxiliary lights, radio fitting kit and 2 or 4-speaker system and head unit.

* All information provided by prototype vehicle data

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