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  Lotus Sport Elise

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Country of origin:Great Britain
Produced in:2000
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:February 16, 2006
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Configuration Rover K Straight 4
Location Mid, transversely mounted
Displacement 1,796 cc / 109.6 cu in
Bore / Stroke 80.0 mm (3.1 in) / 89.3 mm (3.5 in)
Valvetrain 4 valves / cylinder, DOHC
Fuel feed Fuel Injection
Aspiration Naturally Aspirated
Power 200 bhp / 149 kW @ 8,000 rpm
BHP/Liter 111 bhp / liter

Chassis composite body panels on epoxy bonded aluminium alloy extrusion chassis with integral steel rollover structure and lightweight steel subframe
Suspension (fr/r) double Wishbones, coil springs over gas pressurised mono-tube Bilstein Dampers
Steering rack-and-pinion
Brakes ventilated discs, all-round
Gearbox 5 speed Manual
Drive Rear wheel drive

Weight 700 kilo / 1,543 lbs

Performance figures
Power to weight 0.29 bhp / kg

Suggested reading
  • The Lotus Book S2, by William Taylor
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