Lotus Elise 111R

Lotus Elise 111R

Lotus Elise

The Lotus Elise 111R is the latest addition to the Lotus stable and introduces to the market the most powerful and highest performing production Elise.

With a VVTL-i engine (Variable Valve Timing and Lift-Intelligent) producing a maximum power output of192 PS (141kW) and 181Nm of torque, the Elise 111R sprints to 100km/h in 5.2 seconds and 160km/h in 13.0 seconds before reaching a certified top speed of 241km/h.

This performance is achieved through a balance of environmental considerations with the fully Euro IV Emissions Compliant engine helping the Elise to return 8.8 litres/100km on the combined cycle, as well as the very low figure of 208g/km of CO2 emissions.

For the first time, track tuned, high specification ABS with servo assisted brakes is offered as standardon the Elise 111R.

Through careful management of weight and clever design the Elise 111R weighs in at 860kg - unladen with no options - giving a power to weight ratio of 223PS/tonne (164kW/tonne).

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Published 23 October 2004 Melanie Carter

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