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Hethel, 26 August 2016

For 50 years, the lightweight veterans of Lotus have now located their seat in the 446-inhabitant village of Hethel, in the East England Norfolk. Obviously, this is a very decent reason to celebrate. With a special edition of the glorious Elise. The ELISE lends itself for this purpose, after all she was in Hethel completely conceived, designed and built. So, a pretty ultimate version of the little fun Roadster seems like a more than suitable birthday present.

More carbon

What is all new and "special" on the ELISE 250 Special Edition? Now, in principle it is 250 Cup an Elise (the fastest of all time Elise was Yes also recently introduced) with more carbon, some silver-colored details and slightly better equipment. Options are quite popular in the Lotus past four colors available: red, white, yellow and the chic blue, which you can see in the photos.

4.3 seconds to 100 km/h

How in the latest Cup-Elise provides here the famous 1.8 Lier compressor with 246 HP and 250 Nm for blatant excavation. No wonder with only 899 kg unladen weight. 0-100 km/h in 4.3 seconds, is 248 km/h top speed. The fine extras of the ELISE 250 Special Edition include an electronic rear axle differential lock or carbon bucket seats with noble leather. More Lotus unusual options such as a cruise control, sound system, air conditioning, carpets, or more sound insulation are also available as a carbon hardtop.

Special and expensive

As a whole it will be only 50 copies of the ELISE 250 Special Edition type. So much hand work, carbon and speed sure cost a fortune? True! The retail price for Germany is 64,000 euros. The ELISE euros 250 Cup at least 61.100. (black & white)