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Old 02-19-2010, 03:46 PM   #1
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Official: Lotus Elise Thread

2011 Lotus Elise Facelift Revealed



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Details and photos have been released of the 2011 Lotus Elise facelift. The car features significant changes at the front and back, with cleaner versions of the available engines.

Amongst the glaring differences between the current model and the 2011 version is that the newer car no longer has a dual-teardrop front light cluster. LED daytime running lights are now built into the main headlight. Extra fog lights are noticeably absent in these photos. The car also uses a remodeled Evora-esque front fascia, with a wider grille, and updated splitter that changes the car's look.

Lighting has stayed the same at back, but the rear vents on the side of the outer taillights have been eliminated. A larger rear bumper now extends almost all the way to the diffuser.

These exterior changes reduced drag, and played a part in the 13% reduction in emissions. Each of the three models now emits under 200 grams of CO2 per kilometer.

Also included: a new close-ratio six-speed transmission, cruise control, and two new sets of alloy wheels.

Public debut takes place in Geneva with prices to be announced simultaneously. Sales of the 2011 Lotus Elise should begin before the car hits UK dealerships in April.
http://www.worldcarfans.com/11002162...elift-revealed

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Old 02-19-2010, 05:07 PM   #2
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definitely looks like an evora front end. I would not mind owning one.
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Old 02-19-2010, 08:28 PM   #3
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Very nice! Wind tunnel tested extra vents!
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definitely looks like an evora front end. I would not mind owning one.
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Old 02-19-2010, 10:44 PM   #5
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Not bad, definitely looks more classy. For some reason the front kinda reminds me of a C6 Corvette though...
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I kinda like the older ones better.
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**waits patiently to see what kind of parts get developed for the ZR engine**
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is the 1.8vvti in the elise the same as the one in the latest celica?

i was wondering because of the supercharged celicas ive seen around
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is the 1.8vvti in the elise the same as the one in the latest celica?

i was wondering because of the supercharged celicas ive seen around
Yep.

I liked the other front better
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Old 02-22-2010, 03:11 PM   #10
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is the 1.8vvti in the elise the same as the one in the latest celica?

i was wondering because of the supercharged celicas ive seen around
Yeah, but its the VVTL-i ---the Elise uses the same engine from the latest Celica GT-S, 2003-05 Matrix XRS and Corolla XRS. Toyota dropped the engine due to emissions, but Lotus kept it and modified the ECU perameters and exhaust a little bit.

Same 2ZZ-GE.
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Looks great. Still the best performance bargain out there next to the Vette
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Lotus to Debut Track-Only Elise S Cup R at Autosport International

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Lotus will pull the covers off the Elise S Cup R racer at the Autosport International 2014 show in Birmingham (January 9-12), alongside the more powerful Exige V6 Cup, Exige V6 Cup R and Evora GT4.

The latest addition to Lotus Motorsport’s stable, the Elise S Cup R, builds on the road-going Elise S’ capabilities, transforming into a track-only race car. The car is powered by a mid-mounted, supercharged 1.8-liter Toyota engine producing 217 hp (220PS) and 250 Nm (181 lb-ft) of torque. The engine control module (ECM) has motorsport-specific mapping

The Lotus Elise S Cup R sports a bespoke livery and a CFD proven aerodynamic body kit including revised front splitter, barge boards, winglets, rear diffuser, floor extensions and rear wing.

The manipulation of air-flow creates extra downforce and together with the adjustable dampers and springs contribute to quicker lap times – the Elise S Cup R is around 4 seconds faster than the standard Elise S over a 2.2-mile lap.

"With so many new markets becoming interested in motorsport, the Elise S Cup R gives us the perfect entry level track-car," said Rupert Manwaring, head of Lotus Motorsport. "Whether the focus is racing or simply developing your driving skills on a race circuit and having fun, the incredible handling and ease of use with low running costs make the Elise S Cup R an intelligent choice."

The car is eligible for entry to the production class in the 2014 Lotus Cup series which include Lotus Cup UK, Lotus Cup Europe, Lotus Cup Italia, Lotus Cup USA, Lotus Cup Japan, Lotus Cup Thailand, Lotus Cup China and Lotus Ladies Cup.
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Street-legal Lotus Elise S Cup unveiled

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Lotus has officially unveiled their street-legal Elise S Cup.

Described as a no comprise track-day and road car, the model is heavily influenced by the Elise S Cup R and features an aerodynamic body kit that includes a front splitter, winglets and bargeboards. The model also has a fixed roof, a rear wing and a massive rear diffuser.

Lotus says these modifications increase downforce by 66 kg (145 lbs) at 100 mph (161 km/h) and 125kg (275 lbs) at the car's top speed of 140 mph (225 km/h).

Besides the aerodynamic styling tweaks, the car comes with a "T45 specification" roll bar which allows for future upgrades including the installation of a competition harnesses and a full roll cage. There's also a modified electrical system which allows for the easy installation of accessories such as a kill-switch and a fire extinguishing system.

Power is provided by a supercharged 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 217 bhp (162 kW) and 184 lb-ft (249 Nm) of torque. It is connected to a six-speed manual transmission which enables the 932 kg (2055 lb) model to accelerate from 0-60 mph from 4.2 seconds before hitting the aforementioned top speed of 140 mph (225 km/h). The car is also three seconds faster around the Hethel track than the standard Elise S.

The Elise S Cup is currently available to order and pricing start at £43,500 in the U.K. and €56,525 in Germany.
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20 Years Later, The Elise S Cup Is Still Offering The Best Thrills


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The Lotus Elise S Cup is the latest addition to the Hethel’s entry-level model range offering all the aero bits of the Cup R racer in a road-legal package. Putting it simply, it’s the most hardcore Elise you can buy today.

It is also the first Elise with a fixed roof that’s not called an Exige; since the latter went for a V6, Lotus felt that it made sense to offer this solution and keep the Elise moniker.

Being propelled by a supercharged 217hp 1.8-litre Toyota engine, the small Elise still uses the same recipe, first introduced almost two decades ago, for providing best-in-class driving thrills.

EVO’s Henry Catchpole takes the fastest Elise for a quick drive on track and on public roads, giving us a taste of what the S Cup really is.
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