Lotus Elise II 1.8i 16V 111R 192hp review
The Lotus Elise is a two-seat, rear-wheel drive, mid-engined roadster conceived in early 1994 and released in September 1996 by the British manufacturer Lotus Cars. The car has a hand-finished fibreglass body shell atop its bonded extruded aluminium chassis that provides a rigid platform for the suspension, while keeping weight and production costs to a minimum. The roadster is capable of speeds up to 240 km/h (150 mph). The Elise was named after Elisa, the granddaughter of Romano Artioli who was chairman of Lotus and Bugatti at the time of the car's launch.
The Elise makes even a trip to the shops an adventure, with steering so feelsome it’s like running the palm of your hand down the tarmac itself. You can feel road cambers that you won’t have a clue about from the helm of any sports saloon, and when the car starts to reach the limits of its considerable grip, your bum will telegraph the situation to you well in advance. More specs and user manual for Lotus Elise II you can see in next overview.
Lotus Elise II 1.8i 16V 111R 192hp specifications
Year of release: 2004 - present
Body type: Cabrio
Curb weight: 850 kg.
Engine and transmission
Power: 192hp @ 7800rpm
Maximum torque: 180Nm @ 6800rpm
Nutrition Distributed injection
Location In the middle, longitudinally
Gas mechanism: DOHC
Location/number of cylinders: row / 4
Bore x stroke: 82 mm x 85 mm
4 valves per cylinder
Compression ratio 11.5
Length: 3785 mm
Width: 1719 mm
Height: 1143 mm
Wheelbase: 2300 mm
Track front/rear: 1457 mm / 1503 mm
Ground clearance 160 mm
The front helical spring
Rear helical spring
Size of tires 175/55-225/45 R16-17
Type of Gear-rack
Number of transmissions (meh. box) 6
Ratio main pair 3.66
Front ventilated disc
Rear ventilated disc
Urban cycle l. 100 km. 12 liters.
Extra-urban cycle l. 100 km. 7 l.
Fuel tank capacity 38 liters.
Maximum speed: 220 km/h
Acceleration time from their seats to 100 km/h in 4.9sec.