@ 6200 rpm
The Lotus Elise, thanks to its strong start in life with the
original Elise S1, has firmly
established itself as one of the greatest lightweight roadsters
of all time. The combination of unmistakable styling and pin-sharp
handling has created one of Lotus's greatest success stories.
Eager to please as many punters as possible, Lotus have created
a slightly de-tuned version of the Elise 111R, the Lotus Elise
Powered by a 1.8 litre VVT
(Variable Valve Timing) engine from Toyota, the Elise S reaches
60 mph in 5.8 seconds going on to a top speed of 128 mph.
Other than a smaller power output, the Lotus Elise S comes with
all but one option from its bigger brother, a limited slip differential.
The unobtrusive ABS brakes are complimented by AP calipers at
the front and Brembo calipers at the rear, while the power is
laid down by an electronic (drive-by-wire) throttle pedal.
After the Lotus Elise S appears, the Elise 111R will be renamed
the Elise R, distinguishable from the S by 8 spoke alloy wheels
and raised LOTUS lettering on the rear.
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- Mazda MX-5 Sport
- BMW Z4
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