British boutique sportscar manufacturer Lotus gives its most popular supercar a makeover that spells a lighter and sleeker model for 2017
“O mystic Lotus, sacred and sublime, In myriad-petalled grace inviolate, Supreme o’er transient storms of tragic Fate, Deep-rooted in the waters of all Time.” `The Lotus’ dedicated to M. K. Gandhi, by Sarojini Naidu. Experience Is Everything If you have never driven a Lotus, any Lotus, than those words might seem a little bit over […]
lotus has returned to its roots and "added lightness" to its latest elise roadster. the boutique british brand has revealed a mild update for its entry-level two-seater, which includes the introduction of a new sprint variant that has...Show More Summary
Introduced in 1996, the Lotus Elise has been redesigned twice, with the most recent, Series 3 model launched in 2011. For 2017, Lotus upgraded the sports car in order to keep it fresh until the fourth-generation model arrives in a couple of years. Show More Summary
The Elise Sprint’s carbon fiber parts help shave off over 90 lb. of weight compared to the standard model, giving it a dry weight of just 1759 lb. It also borrows the Exige Sport 350’s open-gate gearbox. Available in 1.6L 134 hp or a supercharged 1.8L 217 hp engine. Sadly, it’s not US-bound.
Its curb weight is an impressive 1,759 pounds.
The new Lotus Elise Sprint has had 41kg of weight stripped out of it, bringing its dry weight down to 798kg. Reviving the Sprint name, previously used on the Elan, the new variant sits above the Elise Sport, but below the Cup 250. Part of the savings are attributed to the Sprint’s lithium-ion battery (9kg […]
Despite new materials and efforts to improve fuel economy, most cars are significantly heavier now than equivalent models from a few decades ago, due to a greater focus on safety and luxuries modern buyers now expect. There is, of course, one notable exception to the rule. Show More Summary
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It now weighs less than 1,800 pounds.
Sprint-exclusive parts along with standard Elise updates save a total of 90 pounds. Continue reading Lotus Elise Sprint adds lightness to lightness Lotus Elise Sprint adds lightness to lightness originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 17 Mar 2017 10:25:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments