Elise 20th Anniversary

Overview

Introduction
The Lotus Elise 20th Anniversary Special Edition celebrates the unveiling of the iconic sports car at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September 1995. 20 years ago, the Lotus Elise revolutionised the sports car world, setting the benchmark for handling, purity of the driving experience, lightweight and efficiency. Its pioneering and advanced bonded aluminium chassis was a market-leading technological innovation at the time and over the years has improved and evolved and remains core to the Elise’s exceptional performance today.
Performance
The Elise 20th Anniversary, with its lightweight aero-optimised, composite body, is powered by a 1.8-litre supercharged engine. It reaches 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) in 4.6 seconds and has a top speed of 145 mph (237 km/h). The benefit of this light weight is that the Elise 20th Anniversary consumes just 5.9 litres / 100 km (47.6 mpg) extra urban and emits just 173 g of CO2 per km.
Weight
Weighing just 914 kg, 10 kg less than the Elise S, the Elise 20th Anniversary is the sports car that both enthusiasts and newcomers to the brand will desire. Lightweight, efficient and totally pure in its driving experience, its benchmark in handling remains the envy of the sports car scene. Additional equipment compared to the Elise S comes as standard and is designed to reduce weight, including lightweight matt black forged wheels, lightweight centre console in body colour and lightweight sports seats in leather or Alcantara with colour coded stitching. A sport mode is also included which increases throttle response and alters the traction slip thresholds allowing the driver enhanced control before intervention.
TOP SPEED

TOP SPEED

145


MPH

0 - 60 MPH

0 - 60 MPH

4.2


SECS

MAX POWER

MAX POWER

217


HP

WEIGHT

WEIGHT

914


KG

Features

  • Fuel-injected and supercharged 60627_Elise-S-Engine-cover-400x400px_400x400
  • 1.8-litre engine develops 217bhp (220PS)
  • Delivers punchy 184lbs ft (250Nm) of torque
  • Mid-engine provides balance
  • Aero-optimised
  • Lotus-developed Electronic Throttle Control
  • Locking differential
  • Bristling acceleration
  • Body coloured, lighter weight centre console 19205_Elise-Interior_400x269
  • Leather or Alcantara (at no extra cost), lighter sports seat trim
  • Colour-coded stitching on seats and door trims
  • Colour-coded seat hoops
  • 16-inch diameter forged wheels front 11891_Elise-S-CR-wheel-400x400px_400x400
  • 17-inch diameter forged wheels rear
  • Forged alloy style to save weight
  • Matt black as standard
  • Matt Black distinguishing exterior trim 51835_Elise-Fuel-filler-Detail-400x400px_400x400
  • Auxiliary driving lights
  • Elise 20th Anniversary decals externally and on dashboard stereo blanking plate
  • 10kgs lighter than Elise S
  • Classic Blue, Green, Yellow and Silver body colours
  • Manual 6-speed 94489_6-SPEED-MANUAL-FEATURE_400x400
  • Close ratios
  • Light shift weight
  • Slick changes
  • Balanced clutch weight
  • Lotus throttle management
  • Fast rev-drop between shifts
  • 0-60mph in 4.2 seconds (0-100km/h in 4.6 seconds)

Specifications

PERFORMANCE*
Max power217 hp at 6800 rpm (220 PS) (162 kW)
Max torque184 lbft at 4600 rpm (250 Nm)
0-60 mph4.2 seconds
0-100 km/h4.6 seconds
Max speed145 mph (234 km/h)
Power to weight ratio240 hp/tonne (243 PS/1000kg) **
FUEL CONSUMPTION (mpg* [l/100 km])
Urban27.3 (10.3)
Extra Urban47.6 (5.9)
Combined37.5 (7.5)
CO2 emissions173 g/km
* Performance results may vary depending upon the specification of the particular vehicle, environmental conditions, driving style and other factors. MPG figures are obtained from laboratory testing and intended for comparisons between vehicles and may not reflect real driving results. Published MPG figures and performance results are intended for comparisons between vehicles only. Verification of performance results should not be attempted on public roads . Lotus recommends that all local speed and safety laws must be obeyed and safety belts worn at all times.
ENGINE
All alloy, 1.8 litre DOHC 4 cylinder, dual VVT-i, 16-valve with chargecooled Magnuson R900 supercharger utilising Eaton TVSTM technologyStandard
Mid-mounted, transverse, rear wheel driveStandard
Multi-point sequential fuel injection and direct ignition systemStandard
Lotus Electronic Throttle Control systemStandard
TRANSMISSION
6 speed manual with sports ratiosStandard
Constant mesh helical gears and open differentialStandard
BOSCH Electronic Differential Lock (EDL)Standard
DIMENSIONS
Length3824 mm
Width excluding mirrors1719 mm
Height1117 mm
Wheelbase2300 mm
Unladen vehicle mass896 kg*
Fuel tank capacity40 litres
CHASSIS/ BODY
Two-door, two-seater convertible bodystyleStandard
Matt black body feature panels, black wheels and rear diffuserStandard
Unique 20th Aniversary logo on interior and exteriorStandard
Lightweight, extruded aluminium bonded chassis structureStandard
Composite front energy absorbing crash structureStandard
Door side impact beamsStandard
Composite body panelsStandard
Aerodynamically optimised rear diffuserStandard
LED front daylight lamps with integrated direction indicatorsStandard
LED rear lamps with integrated direction indicatorsStandard
Black soft topStandard
SUSPENSION
Fully independent double wishbone suspension with adjustable front anti-roll barStandard
Bilstein high performance gas dampers, front and rearStandard
Eibach coaxial coil springs, front and rearStandard
STEERING
Solidly mounted, mechanical rack and pinionStandard
BRAKES
AP Racing twin-piston front calipers, Brembo single-piston sliding rear-calipersStandard
Servo assisted, cross drilled and ventilated discs, 288 mm diameter, front and rearStandard
Track tuned ABS systemStandard
Hydraulic Brake Assist [HBA]Standard
Electronic Brake Distribution [EBD]Standard
Cornering Brake Control [CBC]Standard
Lotus Dynamic Performance Management [Lotus DPM]Standard
WHEELS & TYRES
Lightweight forged alloy wheels, 16" front and 17" rearStandard
Front Yokohama Advan Neova AD07 tyres 175/55 ZR16Standard
Rear Yokohama Advan Neova AD07 tyres 225/45 ZR17Standard
INTERIOR SPECIFICATION
Body colour centre consoleStandard
Polished aluminium gear knob and handbrake sleeveStandard
Pre-tensioning seatbeltsStandard
Engine start push buttonStandard
Immobiliser and remote activated alarmStandard
Driver and passenger air bags (Optional delete)Standard
Electric windowsStandard
Face level air-ventsStandard
Tyre puncture repair kitStandard
Central door lockingStandard
OPTIONS
Matt Black hard topOption
CD/Radio and USB connection and NVH packOption
Air conditioningOption
Black carpet matsOption
* Lotus reserves the right to modify prices, specifications and options without prior notice. Please consult your local Lotus dealer for more information. MPG figures are obtained from laboratory testing and may not reflect real driving results. Published MPG figures and performance results are intended for comparisons between vehicles only. Verification of performance results should not be attempted on public roads. Lotus recommends that all local speed and safety laws must be obeyed and safety belts worn at all times. Errors and omissions excepted.