2018 Lotus Elise

December 9th, 2017 · 0 Comments · Lotus

The 2018 Lotus Elise is a sports car from Lotus Cars. The car was first shown in 1995 at the International Motor Show in Frankfurt am Main. The concept was unusual: Small dimensions, a small mid-engine and the absence of any comfort combined with high-quality lightweight construction resulted in a sports car with excellent performance at half the price of a Porsche 911.

Lotus used for the equipment numerous standard components from other manufacturers. Steering column switches, window cranks, and internal door handles were manufactured by Vauxhall / Opel, the switches for auxiliary functions and heating control by Peugeot. The dashboard comes from the motorsport supplier Stack. The name of the Elise was Elisa, the granddaughter of Romano Artioli, the CEO at the time of the first presentation and the owner of Lotus. The market success of the vehicle far exceeded the manufacturer’s expectations and led to delivery times of well over a year. In 2012, 41 Lotus Elise were newly registered in Germany, including 12 vehicles by commercial owners, according to information from the Federal Motor Transport Authority.

2018 Lotus Elise Features

The model is sometimes referred to as a facelift version. A revision of the body was carried out, which includes standard LED daytime running lights. The entry-level model will receive from 2010 a new engine with a constant power of 100 kW (136 hp), but only with 1.6 liters of displacement. This is also a Toyota engine.

2018 Lotus Elise Model

2018 Lotus Elise Model

The 2018 Lotus Elise body redesigned in different areas. In addition to a change in the body front omitted the eye-catching turn signals on the front of the Elise, new headlamps with LED daytime running lights are used, the plastic louvers of the vents were replaced by simpler grille, the trim strips at the rear of the vehicle accounted for, the hood was changed and the Revised diffuser at the rear.

2018 Lotus Elise Engine

In Germany only two models with identical motorization of 1.6 l with 100 kW (136 hp) are offered: The Elise and the Elise CR (Club Racer), which continues the concept of ClubRacers of 2009. In addition, both models 2010 as “Black Edition” or “White Edition” available. In the UK, for the time being, a version of the Elise S3 with 142 kW (192 hp) and 162 kW (220 hp) is offered, but in Germany due to a change in legislation on emissions would no longer get new registration and therefore no longer sold in Germany from January 2011 becomes. In the US, an amendment to the airbag legislation in 2011 also leads to the complete cessation of the sale of the Lotus Elise. There the sale ends with the Lotus Elise Final Edition.

The Elise and the Elise CR (Club Racer), which continues the concept of ClubRacers of 2009. In addition, both models 2010 as “Black Edition” or “White Edition” available. In the UK, for the time being, a version of the Elise S3 with 142 kW (192 hp) and 162 kW (220 hp) is offered, but in Germany due to a change in legislation on emissions would no longer get new registration and therefore no longer sold in Germany from January 2011 becomes. In the US, an amendment to the airbag legislation in 2011 also leads to the complete cessation of the sale of the Lotus Elise. There the sale ends with the Lotus Elise Final Edition.

Lotus Elise 2018

Lotus Elise 2018

2018 Lotus Elise Cup 250 Perfomance

2018 Lotus Elise Cup 250 Perfomance

With a further facelift, the production of the 142 kW version (192 hp) will be discontinued and in 2012 Germany will also be launching a successor model for the Elise SC, which will again be called Elise S. The name Elise S is now no longer the entry-level version of the Elise, but he will be transferred to the 162 kW (220 hp) successor to the Elise SC. The car receives a new engine from Toyota. The 2018 Elise 1.6 entry-level model with 1.6 l displacement (100 kW / 136 hp), the Elise S supercharged model (162 kW / 220 hp) and the most affordable weight-reduced model Elise CR (Club Racer) with the engine of the 2018 Lotus Elise 1.6 (100 kW / 136 hp).



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