2011 Lotus Elise SC


(from Lotus Press Release)  Elise SC

The Lotus Elise revolutionised the sportscar market 14 years ago when the small lightweight agile 2-seat mid engine sportscar was introduced. By ensuring that the Elise stuck rigidly to Lotus’ core values of performance through light weight, the Elise was able to produce supercar performance with city car economy.

Making its debut at the 80th International Geneva Motorshow, the 2011 model year Lotus Elise introduces a number of changes and improvements to maintain its class leading position.

For the 2011 model year, the Elise range will consist of the following variants:

  • Lotus Elise – 136 PS, less than 155 g of CO2 /km – new 1.6 litre engine *
  • Lotus Elise R - 192 PS, 196 g of CO2 /km - 1.8 litre engine
  • Lotus Elise SC – 220 PS, 199 g of CO2 /km - 1.8 litre supercharged engine

    Key changes and improvements to the whole of the 2011 model year Elise range

  • New evolution body design incorporating new front clamshell, rear bumper and engine cover
  • New all in one integrated headlights including LED day light running lights and LED direction indicators
  • Improved aerodynamics with a reduction in Cd by 4%, resulting in better fuel economy
  • New cast and forged wheels
  • Vehicle warranty increased from 2 years to 3 years and 36, 000 miles

    Additional changes for the 2011 model year entry level Lotus Elise

  • New high technology 1ZR-FAE 1.6 litre engine with Valvematic and Dual VVT-I technology to optimise the performance and efficiency of the engine
  • Less than 155 g of CO2 per km (an improvement of over 13% compared to the 2010 Elise S)*
  • Combined fuel consumption 6.14 litres / 100 km (46 mpg)*
  • New 6 speed close ratio gearbox
  • Cruise control available as part of the Touring pack

  • Serious Wheels