Lotus Elise 72--Black--1280x960

Lotus Elise 72--Black--1280x960

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Elise Rebirth of the True Lotus  The Elise saw the return of the genuinely exciting sports car. This was the first Lotus for a generation to truly revive Colin Chapman's ideals, proving a worthy successor to the seminal Lotus 7. The Elise was the first modern sports car to generate real enthusiasts, tempting many classic car fans to change their allegiance to this no-compromise contemporary classic. Nearly 11,000 Elises have been built since its 1995 launch. Here is a fascinating insight into how the Elise came to be and how it has been developed since, along with buying advice and specifications for all models.  10 ½ x 8 ½, 176 page, 200 color pictures.


Lotus Elise 2000

Price New


Production Total



1.8 liter In-line 4 cylinder, All-Aluminum, DOHC


120 bhp @ 5,500 rpm


124 lb-ft @ 3,500-4,500 rpm

Curb Weight

756 kg (1,665 lbs)


5 speed transaxle

0-62 mph

5.7 seconds

0-100 mph

17.2 seconds

Top Speed

125 mph

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