There are cars, which one does not look her age: Or you would have thought that the Lotus Elise already be celebrating her 20th birthday? That's right, because already in 1995 presented the British manufacturer of Hethel at the IAA in Frankfurt this sports car. Meanwhile, the Elise is in its third generation and in time for the festivities round the manufacturer shall now a special anniversary model, the Lotus Elise 20th Anniversary Special Edition.
The homemade birthday gift based with its aerodynamic optimized composite body including aluminum monocoque on the Elise Club Racer S. Driven is 20 - years - special model designed by the famous " nomalen " from the Elise 1.8 - liter supercharged petrol engine with 220 hp and 250 Nm of torque. The engine accelerates the lightweight racer from zero to 100 km / h in 4.6 seconds and allows him to reach a top speed of 237 km / h. The Special Elise to get by on average 7.5 liters per 100 kilometers.
The special model equipment no longer means in Lotus tradition usually, but less weight. So the anniversary Elise weighs only 914 kg. The new alloy wheels are lighter than the standard wheels. The center console in body color and the sports seats ( Optional Alcantara or leather) have been optimized for weight. In addition, the factory is missing comfort components such as air conditioning, hardtop or radio on board. This can only be booked on request ( Hardtop: 1,875 euros, Air Conditioning: 2,100 EUR, Radio: 1,425 euros ).
In addition, four paint colors (blue, green, yellow and silver ) will be available. The rear spoiler, side mirrors and the roll bars are matt black. Special Logos are situated inside the dashboard, the seats and the outside of the body. The base price of the Lotus Elise 20th Anniversary Special Edition is 53,500 euros . (ml)