Lotus Elise Sprint

LOTUS ELISE SPRINT 2017On board, the cockpit is redesigned with a 10mm clearance on board (anyone who is already in an Elise knows that any progress here is good!), A new center console and the integration of a superb linkage Of apparent gearbox, the whole being taken from the Exige. The alcantara gasket is optional.

This is also good because the power of the original 1.6l Toyota remains fixed at 136 horsepower while the 1.8l supercharged block still displays 220 horsepower. This allows the featherweight to shoot 0 to 100 km / h in 5.9 seconds or even squarely in 4.1 seconds for the most powerful version.

But how did Lotus succeed in further reducing the mass of little Elise? Thanks to the use of carbon and extensive work on many parts. Structure, engine hood, battery, bucket seats, rear spoiler, gear shift support etc. Everything’s gone! A work that is also reflected in some slight aesthetic changes inspired by the Exige.

Even if the benefits are unmeasurable with the 911 Carrera S cabriolet, Lotus models that concentrate on driving pleasure only provide true sportsmanship for 70,000 euros less in the case of the new Elise Sprint. It always makes us think.

LOTUS ELISE SPRINT 2017

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