The Lotus Elise takes engineering cues from across the history of the marque, taking inspiration from the successful race cars of the 1950s through to the present day. The focus of the Elise is on tactile agility, and it makes use of lightweight materials to ensure a speedy and aerodynamic drive. The Elise has also been designed with modern sensibilities in mind, combining drive and power with low CO2 emissions, ensuring it is the perfect vehicle for both speed and the environment.
The exterior of the Elise leaves no doubt as to its athletic nature, with smooth lines creating a pleasing shape that leaves a deep impression even when the vehicle is still, let alone in motion. The soft-top roof can be exchanged for a hardtop for winter motoring, allowing for perfect journeys in any weather conditions. The distinctive headlights make use of hi-tech LED headlights, and the rear diffuser harmonises airflow beneath the rear of the Elise.
The interior is focused around the driver, with everything from the seats to the steering wheel designed to ensure that everything is in reach and in an intuitive place. The controls are positioned for ease of use, and cosmetic superficialities have been removed in favour of a pure and all-encompassing driving experience. The majority of the highlights within the cabin are aluminium, creating a striking contrast with the dark materials of the interior. An Alpine CD receiver with iPod® and MP3 connectivity is included, and broadcasts through a four-speaker system. The seat upholstery can be personalised, and materials come in a number of leather, Suedetex, or cloth varieties.
The Elise is powered by either a 134hp or 217hp engine. When fitted with the more powerful unit, it can reach 0-60mph in 4.2 seconds and has a maximum speed of 145mph. The combined fuel consumption is 37.5mpg, and the CO2 emissions are as low as 149g/km. The short gearing of the six-speed manual transmission, meanwhile, enables you to accelerate with the greatest of ease.
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