2012 Lotus Elise by Lotus Cars USA

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history lotus firsts a unique place in lotus is a driving icon that throughout decades of development has remained true to its founding principles from the original elite to the latest evora efficient use of the minimum number of parts a perfectly balanced chassis and a tactile and involving spirit are recognisable in every car to carry the lotus badge in 1948 colin chapman built his first car following his own theories for improved performance he formed lotus in 1952 and from then on the company has never ceased to innovate in competition lotus has a rich history in formula 1 alone lotus has more than 475 grand prix starts complete with 79 victories and 7 world championships in addition to the accolades gained in f1 lotus has successfully competed in rally le mans indy and saloon car classes around the world chapman was a pioneer in creating lightweight cars his innovations changed the face of racing car design forever from the introduction of `ground effect aerofoil wings monocoque

lightweight elise performance through e elise cr colin chapman constructed a series of aerodynamically advanced lightweight sports racing cars during the 1950s typified by the lotus eleven that won its class at le mans in 1957 often quoted though still as valid today as when he first uttered the words at the launch of the lotus seven in 1957 chapman s ethos was to increase performance add lightness his engineering ideals endure in the lotus elise with few cars rivalling its tactile agility a mid-engined rear-wheel drive with an ultra-responsive chassis utilising lightweight materials such as aluminium and composite deliver the ultimate driving sensation providing phenomenal feedback with surefooted handling a reputation as a true driver s car combined with low co2 emissions mean the elise is the perfect sports car for today s roads e elise s 8 performance through lightweight lotus elise lotus elise performance through lightweight

superior on track a lotus elise is like a `glove on the hand a second skin channelling feedback into your hands and feet via the steering wheel and the pedals designed to deliver it inspires confidence with precision control perfect balance and pedigree dynamics from its functional aerodynamics to its mid-engined construction with optimum weight distribution through to its race-derived components such as bilstein dampers eibach springs and track tuned braking system the elise s dynamic intent is clear proof of its prowess is the lotus cup race series the elise is as much at home on the circuit as it is on rural roads it tracks superbly sticking tight to the tarmac as you establish a rhythm and flow through the turns but you d expect that given its evolution at the famous hethel test track 12 superior on track lotus elise lotus elise superior on track

city alive in the the elise handles the transition from open-road to urban grind with consummate ease its compact dimensions make navigating narrow city roads easy and its distinctive styling ensures plenty of on-road presence in fluctuating traffic conditions the `sps serial precision shift automated manual version with paddle shift control provides a more relaxed transport mode thanks to its automatic shift selection due a dose of retail therapy you ll be surprised how accommodating the rear stowage area is while its unique combination of supercar looks and performance coupled with its low running costs and co2 emissions of just 149 g/km in the standard elise make it an exciting alternative for the city bringing some fun to your everyday commute 16 alive in the city lotus elise lotus elise alive in the city

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elise cr with the elise cr lotus has gone even further to deliver the most tactile elise ever ­ without losing an ounce of style it wasn t easy to find further areas for weight reduction in an already incredibly light car but with a lot of attention to detail lotus has managed to make the elise cr up to an amazing 24 kg lighter than the standard elise it s a revelation ­ a pure driving experience and some of the best fun you can have on four lightweight wheels powered by the same 1.6-litre engine as the standard elise this stripped-back racer is an uncompromised sports machine that doesn t just deliver on the road adjustable eibach anti-roll bar and springs plus bilstein sports dampers mean the elise cr provides fingertip responsiveness on the racetrack too handling is assisted further with the latest lotus dynamic performance management dpm system and selectable sport setting giving the driver ultimate power and control the lotus max power max torque 0 ­ 60 mph 0 ­ 100 km/h max

focus feature 6 speed manual put yourself in complete control of the driving experience with the slick shifting 6 speed manual transmission featuring sports ratios perfectly matched to the engine configuration and driving dynamics 6 speed sps automated manual serial precision shift sps offers finger tip control via the steering column mounted paddles delivering quick precise upshifts and matched throttle blips on downshifts engage `drive mode for more relaxed driving allowing stress free progress in the city rear diffuser the elise aerodynamic styling incorporates a unique rear diffuser design that both harmonises airflow underneath the rear of the car and also provides clean and efficient lines to the underbody with the exhaust system exiting through its middle headlamps and rear lights the highly distinctive headlamps incorporate hi-tech led daylight running lights and indicators while the rear led brake light cluster is instantly recognisable dynamic performance management lotus

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style ordering an elise is all about you your choice your pleasure whatever your favoured body colour you can select seat upholstery and trim to match or contrast leather probaxtm seats come in a range of dyes and touring and sports packs bring a host of extras to further individualise your elise ebony black leather venom red leather ivory white leather interior exterior wheels nothing sets off a car like a great set of wheels and the elise range offers six variations on the theme cast or forged silver or black there s certain to be one to suit your taste packs touring pack n/a to elise cr choice of leather colours ebony black venom red ivory white ash grey cocoa brown cognac brown imperial blue leather seats padded leather door panels perforated leather door inserts leather trimmed centre console black perforated leather handbrake lever gaiter black carpet mats with embroidered elise logo comfort pack elise cr only cd/mp3/wma receiver with 4 speakers comfort mats with cr logo central

life fuel consumption mpg l/100km elise range lotus urban extra urban combined co2 emissions g/km 27.3 10.3 34.0 8.3 47.6 5.9 56.0 5.0 37.5 7.5 45.0 6.3 175 149 lotus driving academy explore the capabilities of the elise at the famous lotus driving academy developed for lotus drivers of today and tomorrow you can hone your skills behind the wheel under the guidance of professional instructors maximising your driving enjoyment in a controlled fun environment www.lotusdrivingacademy.com lotus originals excellence in development dedicated craftsmanship and love of detail are all true hallmarks of the lotus brand and we are now transferring them to the development of our exciting new lifestyle range welcome to lotus originals a collection perfectly reflecting the best of british understatement authenticity racing heritage excellence on design quality engineering as well as innovation presenting our exciting new lifestyle collection with apparel clothing accessories leather items

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