Lotus Elise

Lotus Elise

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Lotus Elise receives a new kit from Stark Automotive, not so many changes in visual and looks but most in performance. Its Honda K20 i-VTEC engine got tuned in order to bring the car from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.9s and to 100mph in 9.5s being capable of a top speed of 160mph. The 6 speed gearbox engine has a custom linkage and upgraded cables and comes fitted with a DTA fast S60 Pro ECU.

Lotus Elise R by Stark

The Lotus Elise R features hybrid driveshafts, silicone coolant hoses, a stainless steel manifold and a 4” single tail pipe exhaust system. The suspension system has been also upgraded with Nitron Racing coilover shocks. The brakes are customized with new aluminum discs belled, drilled and grooved with Pagid RS42 pads. Its price starts from £26,800.800

Lotus will unveil at the British Motor Show the Eco Elise technology demonstrator, a new project that project promotes a different perspective on “green”, one which does not revolve solely around tailpipe CO2.

The Eco Elise features sustainable materials, hemp, eco wool and sisal have been developed for body panels and trim and, combined with hi-tech water based paint solutions.

Lotus Eco Elise

A green gear change display has been integrated into the dashboard to promote greener driving as well as a weight reduction programme, illustrating the holistic approach taken. The energy expended to manufacture the car has been evaluated, working to the 3R’s - Reduce, Re-use and Recycle.

The Eco Elise weighs 32 kg (70.5 lbs) less than the standard Elise S, which means that the efficient Elise S engine in the Eco Elise will give higher fuel economy figures and even better performance.

Lotus revealed today a new special edition Elise, as a tribute to Jim Clark, a man who won 25 Grand Prix races and was the first Briton to win the Indianapolis 500.

The Clark Type 25 Elise SC draws upon many styling cues from the Type 25 Formula 1 car that Jim Clark raced to win the World Championship in 1963. The car, with a removable hard top as standard, is finished in British Racing Green with a yellow stripe along the center and features high performance Lotus Sport wheels, finished in an historic black and silver design. The interior is inspired by the Team Lotus Formula 1 cars of the era, with black leather sports seats, trimmed with red leather and all finished off with a fantastic retro wooden gear knob.

The car makes the 0 to 60 mph sprint in just 4.3 seconds and can hit a top speed of 148 mph.

The Clark Type 25 Elise SC is currently only available in the UK and Republic of Ireland and is on sale now. Price: £35,995.

The eagerly anticipated ‘Gran Turismo 5 Prologue’ for PlayStation®3 was released by Sony Computer Entertainment UK at a recent launch event in London’s Marble Arch and was supported by Lotus Cars who has two versions of the iconic Elise in the game.

Lotus Elise featured in Gran Turismo 5 Prologue

One of the capital’s largest underground car parks was transformed into the GT5 Pit Lane which boasted some of the stars of the game which is heralded as one of the most realistic to date. Alongside the legendary 1996 Lotus Elise and the now iconic 2004 Elise 111R, other heroes of the game turned out to support the event including Audi R8, Aston Martin DB9, Corvette Z06, Dodge Viper SRT10, Ford GT, TVR Tuscan Speed 6, Ford GT and a Ferrari 599.

Lotus is particularly excited about this most recent version of the GT series as it has a distinct British flavour. For the first time the GT Series includes a London city circuit enabling fans to race around some of the city’s most popular landmarks including Piccadilly Circus, Shaftesbury Avenue, Charing Cross, the National Portrait Gallery and Trafalgar Square.

Lotus today announced pricing for the 2008 Elise SC, the newest addition to the 2008 Lotus line-up: $104,990, excluding dealer delivery and government charges and an extra $8000 for the Elise Touring Pack or $7000 for the Elise Sport Pack.

As you might expect of a car with 217 hp and weighing only 903 kg (1987 lbs), the performance of the Elise SC is electrifying – 0-60 mph in 4.4 secs; 0-100 mph in 10.7 secs; top speed 150 mph.

In addition to this extreme performance, the fuel economy of the Elise SC is equally impressive with an estimated combined figure of 8.5litres/100km.

Light weight has benefits for acceleration, handling, ride comfort, braking and the environment. Braking comes from AP Racing callipers at the front and Brembo calipers at the rear linked to 282mm vented and cross-drilled cast iron discs – you’d never call an Elise ‘under braked’.

An advanced ABS system incorporates an anti-lock system which is so unobtrusive, most drivers will not realise it’s working – unless it’s needed, and even then the system keeps a subtly low profile. The ABS system is linked to a lightweight pedal box with steel pedal arms and extruded aluminum pads. This unit also has an electronic (drive-by-wire) throttle for quick, smooth and more linear engine response.

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As we said this week the Scuderia Ferrari F2007 monopost will be available for all the fans in the Gran Turismo 5 Prologue for 2,000,000 credits. Thanks to gtplanet.net we are able to show you today how the Lotus Elise and F2007 F1 monopost will actually perform in a race. Gran Turismo 5 Prologue will be launched on March 27 and will offer a new perspective over what we know as car video games! Enjoy the videos!

Lotus Cars is very pleased to release its limited edition for Mainland Europe – the Lotus Elise S 40th Anniversary Limited Edition. This unique limited edition is based on the entry-level model of the Elise Range – the Elise S –
and commemorates the 40th anniversary of production at the Lotus factory in Hethel in 2007.

Lotus today revealed the official informations about the 2008 line-up. The company prepared increased levels of performance for both Elise and
Exige, but the big news is the supercharged Elise SC, a 217 hp version of the multi award-winning roadster, easily identified by its new rear spoiler and unique new design of alloy road wheels.

Place: Bathurst, Australia. Event: Lotus Trophy. Characters: lots of Lotus. And Action! That sound’s engine is simply music to your years. Oh, an, yes, you will learn how to overtake a Lotus. Enjoy!

Place: Bathurst, Australia. Event: Lotus Trophy. Characters: lots of Lotus. And Action! That sound’s engine is simply music to your years. Oh, an, yes, you will learn how to overtake a Lotus. Enjoy!

Two guys from Greece decided to make a quite race: a BMW BMW Z4 vs a Lotus Elise. Cool idea, nice race, bed end: the Elise crashed. The good news is that the driver wasn’t hurt.

Two guys from Greece decided to make a quite race: a BMW Z4 vs a Lotus Elise. Cool idea, nice race, bed end: the Elise crashed. The good news is that the driver wasn’t hurt.


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