Elise Sprint 220


Sprint Spirit
Ensuring that this latest Elise remains true to the company’s DNA, the return for the Sprint badge - as used on historic models including the Elan - is designed to provide a highly attractive super-lightweight option sitting above the Elise Sport 220. Featuring a host of weight-saving items as standard, the new Elise Sprint 220 offers the latest in efficient engineering to deliver a car that sets the standard at under 800 kg.
Offering 217 hp / 250 Nm of torque, the 1.8-litre supercharged engine of the Elise Sprint 220 has been specifically tuned to deliver a benchmark power-to-weight ratio and class leading efficiency. The car's reduction in weight translates into quicker acceleration with 0-60 mph in 4.1 seconds, harder cornering and a power to weight ratio of up to 257 hp / tonne. Being so lightweight, emissions are extremely low with 173 g CO2 / km. Stopping power is provided by AP Racing twin-piston front calipers and Brembo single-piston rear-calipers - optional lightweight two-piece brake discs are also available. Like all Elise, the Elise Sprint 220 benefits from Lotus’ Dynamic Performance Management (Lotus DPM) with user selectable driving modes. Last not least, Hethel’s acoustic engineers have spent time altering the aural appeal of the Elise Sprint 220: providing the perfect soundtrack at any speed, its new exhaust makes the 1.8-litre supercharged Elise Sprint 220 the best-sounding 4-cylinder car on the market.
Super Lightweight
The Sprint edition of the Lotus Elise Sport 220 has removed 40 kg from the previous model, to reach a benchmark dry weight of just 798 kg. The standard lightweight components of the Elise Sprint 220 include a Lithium-Ion battery, saving 9 kg, Lotus’ beautifully detailed carbon race seats, 6 kg, new lightweight forged alloy wheels, 5 kg, while the carbon access panel, roll hoop cover and engine cover, and polycarbonate rear screen save 6 kg. Collectively they cut an impressive 26 kg, compared to the previous Elise Sport 220. Optional two-piece brake discs (available from May), saving 4 kg, a well as optional carbon sill covers enable to reduce the weight even further.
Featuring the Elise's distinctive new styling, the Elise Sprint 220 integrates a new front and rear aesthetic. External design touches for the Sprint range include a matt black transom panel, black wheels which come with custom contrasting metal spun rims, distinctive yet subtle side stripes on the bodywork and unique side and rear badging. The Elise Sprint 220 also receives a wide range of cabin enhancements - including the lightweight open-gate gear select mechanism first introduced on the Lotus Exige Sport 350. Other highlights comprise bodywork keyed colour inserts for the sports seats, transmission console and HVAC surround, along with Sprint badge stitching. The Sprint’s detailing continues inside with an array of optional Alcantara® trim panels on the doors, sills, seats and vents surrounds, all with contrasting stitching.




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  • Fuel-injected and supercharged 30999_Elise-1.6-Interior-400x400px_400x400
  • 1.8-litre engine develops 217bhp (220PS)
  • Delivers punchy 184lbs ft (250Nm) of torque
  • Mid-engine provides balance
  • Light and agile
  • Lotus-developed Electronic Throttle Control
  • Electronic Differential Lock (EDL)
  • Exhilarating acceleration
  • State of the art construction, entirely handmade 30999_Elise-1.6-Interior-400x400px_400x400
  • Lightweight, extruded aluminium bonded chassis structure
  • Great torsional rigidity
  • Provides solid handling base
  • Fully independent double wishbone sports suspension with front anti-roll bar 
  • Head-turning presence 30999_Elise-1.6-Interior-400x400px_400x400
  • New front and rear aesthetic
  • Exterior and interior carbon fiber components as standard
  • New exterior and interior Pack options (Alcantara, Leather, Interiour Colour)
  • 6 speed manual gearbox with sports ratios 30999_Elise-1.6-Interior-400x400px_400x400
  • Exposed aluminium gearshift mechanism     
  • Close ratios
  • Precise changes
  • Balanced clutch weight
  • Carbon fibre seats
  • Lightweight open-gate gear select mechanism for a more precise and quicker shifting
  • Steering wheel trimmed in black leather  
  • Engine start push button  


Max power 217 hp at 6800 rpm (220 PS) (162 kW)
Max torque 184 lbft at 4,600 rpm (250 Nm)
0-60 mph 4.1 seconds
0-100 km/h 4.5 seconds 
Max speed 145 mph (233 km/h)  
Power to weight ratio 257 hp/tonne (XXX PS/1000kg)
Lowest possible dry weight 845 kg
Dry weight 851 kg
Kerb weight 878 kg
Urban 27.4 (10.3)
Extra Urban 47.9 (5.9)
Combined 37.7 (7.5)
CO2 emissions, Combined 173 g/km
All alloy,1.6 litre DOHC 4 cylinder, dual VVT-i and Valvematic, 16 valve with chargecooler supercharger   Standard
Mid mounted, transverse, rear wheel drive   Standard
Lotus Electronic Throttle Control System Standard
6 speed manual gearbox with sports ratios    Standard
Exposed aluminium gearshift mechanism    Standard
Electronic Differential Lock (EDL)         Standard
Lightweight, extruded aluminium bonded chassis structure Standard
Fully independent double wishbone sports suspension with front anti-roll bar  Standard
Bilstein high performance gas dampers, front and rear      Standard
Eibach springs, front and rear    Standard
Lotus tuned ABS system  Standard
AP Racing twin-piston front calipers Standard
Brembo single-piston rear calipers   Standard
Red painted brake calipers    Option
Lightweight Lithium-ion battery      Standard
Lightweight two-piece high performance brake discs    Option
Tyre Pressure Monitoring System      Standard

Lightweight black diamond cut forged wheels (16” front and 17” rear)  Standard
Lightweight black forged wheels  (16” front and 17” rear)  Option
Front Yokohama Advan Neova AD07 tyres 175/55 ZR16  Standard
Rear Yokohama Advan Neova AD07 tyres 225/45 ZR17   Standard
Servo assisted, cross drilled and ventilated brake discs, 288 mm diameter, front and rear  Standard
Aerodynamically  optimized black rear diffuser Standard
Shower Cape      Standard
Clear sill stone chip protection film   Standard
Carbon fibre access panel       Standard
Carbon fibre engine cover   Standard
Polycarbonate bulkhead glass         Standard
Carbon fibre roll hoop cover      Standard

Black leather steering wheel      Standard
Polished aluminum gear knob and leather handbrake sleeve Standard
Technical fabric sports seats and part leather interior  Standard
Carbon Fibre Bucket Seats       Standard
Engine start push button             Standard
Driver and passenger airbags    Standard
Tyre puncture repair kit        Standard
Interior Colour Pack    Standard
Black soft-top    No Cost Option
Hard-top Option
Carbon fibre Hard-top Option
Air conditioning     Option
Carbon fibre sill covers Option
Carbon fibre dash inserts   Option
Alcantara steering wheel  Option
Alcantara dash inserts  (black with silver stitching)   Option
Alcantara trimmed sill covers (black with silver stitching) Option
Cruise control       Option
Stereo plus two front mounted speakers Option
Full carpet          Option
Sound insulation   Option
Floor mats       Option
Red painted brake calipers  Option
Alcantara Trim Pack (seats and door panels in black with silver stitching or red with silver stitching)    Option
Leather Trim Pack (seats and door panels in black with silver stitching or red with silver stitching or tan with tan stitching)   Option
Tartan Trim Pack  (seats and door panels in red or yellow black stitching)  Option
Solid Yellow No Cost Option
Solid Red No Cost Option
Old English WhiteOption
Metallic GreyOption
Elise BlueOption