Elise Sport 220
Lighter body panels front and rear help achieve a kerb weight of just 924kg, making the Sport 220 the lightest Lotus currently available. As such, it’s the torchbearer for performance through light weight - a virtuous circle more desirable and relevant than ever.
The low mass multiplies the potency of the compact, all-alloy, supercharged and chargecooled 1.8 litre four-cylinder. It rockets the Sport 220 from zero to 60mph in just 4.1 seconds, on to a maximum speed of 145mph. Yet the cold numbers don’t do the driving experience justice. The poise, the balance, the immediacy, the delicacy, the intimate connection to the car and the road will make an even greater impression than the rush of full throttle acceleration. Control weights are meticulously balanced. The exposed gear linkage saves weight, adds precision and mechanical tactility. The unassisted steering remains an industry benchmark for vivid communication, fingertip delicacy and intuitive response. Crucially, the Elise Sport 220 delivers unsurpassed driver involvement at all road speeds.
|Max Power||217 hp (220 PS) at 6800 rpm|
|Max Torque||184 lb ft (250 Nm) at 4600 rpm|
|0 - 60 mph||4.2 seconds|
|0 - 100 km/h||4.6 seconds|
|Max Speed||145 mph (234 km/h)|