Lotus Elise is rated as one of the best sport + city economy car as it just gives out very less CO2 emission of just 149 g/km which is pretty less when compared with most of the sports cars of its time. If you are planning for a good sports car which is just below $10,000 then Lotus Elise is what to go for as it is around $9,000 and yes off-course if you are lover of the Environment. One more thing which is to highlighted about Elise is that it’s lightweight (876 kg) which makes it to be the best 2 seater car on and off the track.
Lotus Elise Specs
About the performance, we can say it is on target for the price it as the max power of 134 hp @ 6800 rpm and max torque of 160 Nm @ 4400 rpm. It reaches 0-60 mph in 6.0 seconds and 0-100 km/h in 6.5 seconds. It is powered with the 6 speed transmission system of 1.6 litre DOHC 4 Cylinder, dual VVT-i and Valvematic, 16-valve Engine. The fuel tank capacity is 40 litres.
The body is completely made up of lightweight extruded aluminium bonded structure with composite body panels and aerodynamically optimised rear diffusers. The front LED daylight lamps are integrated with the direction indicators which is same with the rear lamps too. It as fully independent double wishbone suspension with front anti-roll bar which makes perfect for the ride even the roads are bumpy.
Interiors are polished with the black perforated leather along with the steering wheel which also contains Lightweight aluminium footwell divider and passenger footrest. It as central door locking system with engine push start button and fully powered electric windows with driver & passenger airbags. One of the notable feature for elise is that it comes with automatic tyre puncture repair. So no issues if you are running over nails.
Brakes are solid when compared with the other competitors as it contains the track tuned ABS system with Hydraulic Brake Assist (HBA), Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD) and Cornering Brake Control (CBC). It also contains the fully embedded Performance Management system called as Lotus Dynamic Performance Management (Lotus DPM) which are up to the mark. The wheels are made up of the lightweight cast alloy of 16” in front and 17” rear.
There are still more to note as the Lotus Elise is not alone but with some more specialization which are added in their successors which are Lotus Elise CR and
Lotus Elise Price
Elise is considered to be the cheapest and best when compared with the other successors who are indeed best on their kind if you are ready to spend some more $. Bottomline – It is one of the cars which will blow up your mind beyond expectations so just go for it if your are looking for a sport + city economy car which is under $10,000.