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Lotus Elise Mk1 & Mk2: Buying guide and review (1996-present)

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The Lotus Elise was a return to form for Lotus, harking back to the days of the original Elan, which had been built with Colin Chapman’s lightness above all else philosophy. The new Elise stuck to its driver-focussed ideals without catering for a broader market, offering comfort and practicality over driving purity. The Elise doesn’t pretend to be anything but a distilled tool for those who enjoy driving at its purest. Lightness, excellent steering feel and a communicative chassis are its main attributes, and the Elise has stayed true to this basic formula right up to today’s models. 
 
Introduced in 1996, the Series 1 Lotus Elise was enthusiastically received by the motoring world. Lotus initially planned to produce just a few thousand cars, with production ending in 2000, but the strong demand has seen production of the continually evolving model continue to this very day.
 
As the years have gone by, weight has slowly increased due to increased safety regulations and creature comforts, however they all still offer a level of driver involvement that is absent from most other cars on the road.
 
Which one to buy?
 
The Elise has been in production since 1996 and to see which one is right for you it is worth taking a look at the differences between the various versions that have been produced.
 
Early Series 1 cars were fitted with the Rover K-series engine, and their basic specifications make them the purists’ choice. No power assistance or driver aids of any kind were offered, but what you did get was one of the best handling and most responsive cars available. 
 
The 111S and 340R with increased power and a stronger track focus were also introduced. Initial plans to produce 2500 units turned into almost 9000 by the time the Series 2 was introduced in 2000. 
 
It featured a number of changes to make it compliant with ever more stringent emissions and safety regulations. Initially offered with the same basic K-series engine as the Series 1, the powertrain was changed to Toyota-sourced engines in 2005. The addition of ABS, air conditioning and electric windows in some models meant a weight penalty, however the increased power outputs meant that performance did not suffer. 

The 111S was reintroduced with Rover K-series power, but this only lasted until 2005 with the change to Toyota engines. Other track-focussed cars introduced were the 135R and Sport 190, with more power and handling upgrades. 
 
Lotus continues with Toyota powertrains to this day, although the Elise has put on a few kilos in intervening years thanks to safety equipment and additional specification. They are more sophisticated and better equipped than the original Elise, and are more useable as everyday transport than the early cars, however some of the original’s purity has arguably been lost.
 
Performance and specs
 
Lotus Elise Series 1
Engine 1796cc 16valve DOHC I4 
Power 118bhp @ 5500 rpm 
Torque 122lb. ft torque @ 3000rpm
Top speed 124mph 
0-60mph 5.5 seconds 
Fuel consumption 39.8mpg 
Gearbox Five-speed manual
 
Dimensions and weight

Wheelbase 2300mm
Length 3726mm
Width 1701mm
Height 1148mm
Weight 755kg
 
Common problems
 
• Parts are widely available from specialists, which generally offers a decent saving compared to going to Lotus. Running costs are reasonable and generally the Elise is a reliable vehicle.

• The Rover K-Series engine found in Series 1 and early Series 2 cars is generally robust, but radiator hoses can work loose and the head gasket can blow if they overheat. Over revving can cause cracked cylinder liners, identified by an excessively smoking exhaust. Cam belts need changing every six years, and it’s worth doing earlier if regular track driving is planned. 

• Toyota engines have cam chains, and are generally trouble free.

• Fuel Injection pump fuses were uprated from 1998-on, and are worth retrofitting to older cars.

• Transmissions are robust, although the shift action can loosen with age, requiring cable replacements. Earlier cars had unbraided rubber hoses to the clutch making it function erratically, but braided items can be retro-fitted and newer cars should have them installed from the factory.

• The body is constructed of aluminium panels glued to the chassis, so rust is not an issue. Corrosion to the foot well floor was common in Series 1 and early Series 2 cars though.

• Sports Exhausts tend to wear out quickly, while the standard items are much more reliable

• Window winder mechanisms tend to give various problems, but and can be repaired by specialists to save on costs

• A number of recalls were carried out over the years, so check whether your specific model had them carried out to avoid future issues
 
Model history

1996: Lotus Elise Series 1 goes on sale with 118bhp 1.8l engine
1998: Sport 135 with 145bhp released
1999: 111S introduced with power up to 143bhp and closer ratio gearbox
2000: Track focused 180bhp 340R introduced in limited numbers – track pack option increased power to 190bhp. Sport 160 introduced with 160bhp and Sport 190 introduced with 190bhp.
2001: Lotus Elise Series 2 introduced. New 111S model introduced, now with 160bhp. 135R (known as Sport111) and Sport 190 continue track-biased offerings
2005: Toyota powertrains adopted across the range. Rover powered 111S model discontinued and replaced by 111R with 190bhp Toyota engine
2006: Minor updates to ECU and the introduction of LED rear lights
2007: New Base Elise S released with 134bhp retaining five-speed gearbox. 111R renamed Elise R
2008: 218bhp Supercharged Elise SC introduced with six-speed gearbox
2010: Series 2 Face Lift introduced. Base model now with 1.6-litre engine producing the same 134bhp as outgoing 1.8-litre motor. S and S cup models come fitted with supercharged 1.8-litre engine
2011: Final year of sale for street legal Elise in US
2015: Elise available from factory in base, S and S Cup variants. Comfort Pack adds central locking and soundproofing. The Exige is the hardtop equivalent and there were numerous Special Edition models built throughout production
 
Owners clubs, forums and websites
 
• www.lotuscars.com/elise-sport
• www.clublotus.co.uk
• elise-faq.info 
 
Summary and prices
 
Thanks to such a long production run, an Elise can be found to suit most budgets. Series 1 and early Series 2 cars tend to range between £11,000 and £15,000. Facelifted Series 2s and more powerful variants are around £22,000 while brand new cars start at £29,900. 

A number of limited edition models, engine variations and transmission options means that you are spoilt for choice when choosing your Elise. Entry level models are great for a weekend blast, although you may want to look at the more powerful versions if you intend to do frequent track days. 

On that note, as long as you watch out for overly abused cars, and stay away from modified vehicles, you should end up with a fantastic sports car that will bring a smile to your face on any journey. Except perhaps a long one.
 
Words: John Tallodi
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Last updated: 11th Dec 2015
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  • 2008 LOTUS ELISE

    $29,500(£24,110.35) $29,500(£24,110.35)

    --Storm Titanium with Black leather interior, 6-speed manual gearbox, 100,000-One owner miles from new, Never tracked! Factory Options Include: Hard Top, Metallic Paint, Sport Pack, Touring Pack and Star Shield. The Elise is powered by a 190 hp @ 7,800 rpm 1.8 Liter, Mid-Mounted 4-cylinder with DOHC & Variable Valve Timing. It will sprint from 0-60 mph in 4.9 seconds and reach a top speed of 150 mph. This Elise has been well known to Autosport Designs having been serviced by us. It comes with its original owner’s manual, tools and extra keys. This Elise is exceptional in every way having been incredibly well maintained by its one Doctor owner. It is in well-serviced condition and ready for immediate use. Please note, this Elise does have a Carfax due to its having been backed into in a parking lot and thus having an insurance claim paid. The damage was minimal, please see photo below documenting extremely light damage to the front of the car. Although higher mileage, this Elise is super and well-cared for in every respect, all services are up to date, it can be used and enjoyed easily as is or could be the basis for a track car. **Please note the last photo will show the minor dama

    • Year: 2008
    • Mileage: 100000 mi
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  • 2002 LOTUS ELISE 111S

    £18,995 £18,995

    2002 Lotus Elise 111S Series 2 Starlight Black with Black Trim With Just Under 10,000 'Road Miles' Recorded From New! Recent Upgrades Include Janspeed Exhaust Powder Coated Wheels New Centre Hard Top Panel Gearbox Quickshift Upgrade Competition Alloy Radiator Momo Steering Wheel Uprated Lotus Air Filter Fitted Hi-Fi System Alarm & Alloy Pack. ``Never used for track days`` only very gentle touring. One Of The Finest Examples and Possibly The Lowest Mileage Elise on Sale Today!

    • Year: 2002
    • Mileage: 18995 mi
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  • Lotus Elise

    £14,995 £14,995

    Variant name:TYPE 25 16V ,Derivative:MK2 ,Variant: TYPE 25 16V Lotus Elise Type 25, 122 BHP, build number 33, 3 former keepers. There are a total of 12 service stamps in the book and the car will leave with its next complete. We have a good size folder of old bills, invoices and the last 9 MOT'S. Finished in metallic Green with Yellow painted stripes and Red Leather trim. The car benefits from, Alarm, Tool Kit, Hard Top, Cd, Player, Immobiliser, Leather Trim, 5 Speed Gear Box, Black Alloy Wheels, Green Stuff Brake Pads Yokohama Advan AD07 Tyres

    • Year: 2002
    • Mileage: 72800 mi
    • Engine size: 1.8
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  • Lotus Elise

    £38,995 £38,995

    Variant name:S ,Derivative:MK2 FL ,Variant: S 20th Anniversary The Lotus Elise 20th Anniversary Special Edition celebrates the unveiling of the iconic sports car at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September 1995. 20 years ago, the Lotus Elise revolutionised the sports car world, setting the benchmark for handling, purity of the driving experience, lightweight and efficiency. Its pioneering and advanced bonded aluminium chassis was a market-leading technological innovation at the time and over the years has improved and evolved and remains core to the Elise’s exceptional performance today. Weighing just 914 kg, 10 kg less than the Elise S, the Elise 20th Anniversary is the sports car that both enthusiasts and newcomers to the brand will desire. Lightweight, efficient and totally pure in its driving experience, its benchmark in handling remains the envy of the sports car scene. Additional equipment compared to the Elise S comes as standard and is designed to reduce weight, including lightweight matt black forged wheels, lightweight centre console in body colour and lightweight sports seats in leather or Alcantara with colour coded stitching. A sport mode is also included which increases throttle response and alters the traction slip thresholds allowing the driver enhanced control before intervention. Our car is finished in Azure Blue and is fitted with Air Conditioning. 6.9% APR low rate finance available 50/50 0% APR up to 24 mths avalibale SUBJECT TO TERMS AND CONDITIONS

    • Year: 2016
    • Mileage: 10 mi
    • Engine size: 1.8
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  • Lotus Elise

    £28,995 £28,995

    Variant name:16V CLUB RACER ,Derivative:MK2 FL ,Variant: 16V CLUB RACER Lotus Elise Club Racer 134 BHP. Finished in Ardent Red with Black Alcantara and Ardent Red trim. The car benefits from, ABS Black Soft Top Electric Windows Yokohama Advan AD07s Lotus Traction Control (LTC) Driver and Passenger Airbags Lotus Sport DPM (Dynamic Performance Management Switchable) Comfort Pack Includes Front Mudflaps Noise Insulation CR Logo'd Carpets Standard Capacity Battery Aluminium Passenger Footrest Alpine CD Audio with 4 Speakers Remote Central Locking and Alarm

    • Year: 2016
    • Mileage: 3800 mi
    • Engine size: 1.6
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  • 206 - 1998 Ferrari F355 F1 Berlinetta

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    The Ferrari F355 was built from May 1994 to 1999 and was an evolution of the Ferrari 348. It is a mid-engined, rear wheel drive, V8-powered two-seat coupé. At launch, two models were available; the coupé Berlinetta and the Targa topped GTS. The Spider (convertible) version was introduced in 1995. One major difference between the longitudinal V8 in the 348 and that in the 355, apart from the displacement increase from 3.4 to 3.5 litres, is that the F355 features a five valve per cylinder head that is considerably more powerful, producing 375bhp. The nomenclature does not follow the formula from the previous decades, i.e. engine capacity plus cylinder number for example, the Ferrari 308 name comes from three litres plus eight cylinders, with the same for the 328, 348, 512 etc. This time, Ferrari used engine capacity plus number of valves per cylinder; proud to boast about this technological advancement, with the name 355 coming from 3.5 litres engine capacity and five valves per cylinder. The F355 has become the most popular model so far with over 11,273 cars produced. From a driver's perspective, the Berlinetta will always prove the more popular, the chassis possesses more rigidity

    • Year: 2016
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  • 224 - 1998 Land Rover Wolf 90 Soft-Top

    POA POA

    Built specifically for the Ministry of Defence, it is understood that only approximately 8,000 Defender Wolf's were made and a large number of those would have been hard tops and/or the 110 variety or lefthand drive. This righthand drive soft top or full tilt example is particularly rare. Sources suggest the upgrades to the standard defender put the Wolf price to the MoD at around £40,000 in 1997-1998. Upgrades included a 2" ride height increase due to heavy duty suspension design whilst the chassis on this Heavy Duty is said to be eight times stronger than standard and fitted with a heavy duty roll cage, prop-shaft protection between chassis and hub and heavy duty bumpers. The vehicle also features sealed headlights with breather pipes to top of windscreen, 113bhp, 300TDi engine with no electronics except fuel pump solenoid, rust proofed chassis from new, gearbox cooling system, reinforced front bulkhead, rails and sills, reinforced Salisbury rear axle and standard reinforced front axle and uprated diffs, 80 litre reinforced fuel tank, very tough and heavy duty Wolf wheels, convoy light system with a light illuminating the white painted rear differential, NATO towing hitch, 24v el

    • Year: 2016
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  • 220 - 1998 Ferrari 550 Maranello *WITHDRAWN*

    POA POA

    The Ferrari 550 Maranello is a two-seat grand tourer manufactured from 1996 and is powered by a front-engined V12. It shared its platform and 5,474cc engine with the 456 but was positioned as the company's high-end model. It featured a luxurious and spacious interior and, unusually for a Ferrari, the boot could accommodate a set of golf clubs. The 550 has a tubular steel frame chassis with light aluminium bodywork. Power steering is variable assist and, to be expected of a car with this performance, disc brakes are fitted all round. Acceleration is an impressive 4.2 seconds 0 to 60mph and top speed a reported 199mph. In total, 3,083 Ferrari 550's were produced. This lovely example, finished in Tour de France blue, has covered a mere 29,000 miles and benefitted from a £2,000 service with Ferrari specialists Autofficina in September 2016. Described as in stunning condition, this example was originally imported to Japan by Cornes who continued to service the car; the original Ferrari manual and tools are present as is the service booklet. The coachwork is in very good order as is the contrasting tan leather interior and we are pleased to advise this 550 Maranello drives with no known

    • Year: 2016
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  • 241 - 1998 Fiat Barchetta ' 2.0 conversion'

    POA POA

    The Fiat type 176 Barchetta was Fiat's re-entry to the convertible or spider car market and a challenge to the popular Mazda MX5 from Japan. With distinctive styling that can be traced back to the 1949 Ferrari 166MM, production began at the Maggiora plant close to Turin in 1995 and, due to the lack of a spray shop, were painted at Bertone's plant and then returned for final assembly. Built on the Fiat Punto floor pan and fitted with the 1,747cc twin over-head cam engine with Fiat's variable valve timing, these engines are very reliable as well as lively and responsive. With a firm chassis and very good panel fit, these hand assembled sports cars are great fun to drive and have what must be the easiest and quickest hood to put up or down. Production ceased at the Maggiora factory in 2002 and production was moved to Fiats Mirafiori plant, where a face lift model or phase II was built until 2005. In 2008, this stunning Rosso red Barchetta was involved in an accident to the front wing and although repairable, it was classified as Category C. The owner decided to purchase the car from the insurance company and it was converted to righthand drive with a 2.0 Twin Spark, Alfa Romeo engine

    • Year: 2016
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  • Lotus ELISE 1.6 Touring

    £21,000 £21,000

    Additional Details: Lotus Elise 1.6 (135hp) finished in Isotope Green Boasts Touring Pack with Full Ebony Black Leather Interior, Black Footmats with Elise Embroidery, Sound Insulation, Auxiliary Driving Lights, IPod Stereo Connection, Trinket Tray Divider, Cup Holder and Cruise Control. Black Pack with Black Rear Diffuser and Satin Black Lightweight Cast Wheels. Plus Body Coloured Hardtop and Air Conditioning.

    • Year: 2012
    • Mileage: 42780 mi
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  • Lotus ELISE Sport 220 Pearl White

    £44,000 £44,000

    Additional Details: Lotus Elise Sport 220 Finished in Exclusive Pearl White Paint with Ebony Black Leather Trim Upgrade with Contrast Silver Stitching consisting of Leather Trimmed Centre Console, Leather Trimmed Seats and Padded Leather Door Panels. Plus - Stereo, USB Connection, Full Carpeted Interior, Sound Insulation, Auxiliary Driving Lamps and Satin Black Forged Sport Wheels.

    • Year: 2016
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  • Lotus ELISE 250 CUP JPS Edition

    £52,000 £52,000

    Additional Details: Lotus Elise 250 Cup JPS Edition finished in Motorsport Black (Metallic Black Paint with a Gold Fleck). One-Off JPS Livery based on the Type 78. Boasts Y Type Forged Alloy Wheels Expertly Finished in a Gold and Silver Diamond Cut Design Matched with the Yokohama Advan Neova AD07s, Black Alcantara Interior with Carbon Sport Seats, Driver and Passenger Airbag Delete, Towing Eyes, CD/Radio, Air Conditioning, Floormats, Motorsport Black Hardtop and Black Soft Top, Lotus Dynamic Performance Management, Track Tuned ABS, Bilstein High Performance Dampers, AP Racing Twin Piston Calipers, 6 Speed Manual Sport Ratio Gearbox. Don’t miss out on the chance to own such a special one of a kind Elise 250 Cup!

    • Year: 2016
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  • Lotus Elise S3 2013

    £28,995 £28,995

    Finished in Solar yellow with black leather upholstery, this series 3 Elise has a water cooled chargecooler (intercooler) and supercharger with smooth power from low speed to max revs. The mileage is only 15,000 with full Lotus main dealer history. This model has air conditioning, switchable traction control and twin air bags.

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  • 2010 LOTUS ELISE

    POA POA

    Stratton Motor Company are pleased to present this 2010 Elise SC RGB, (Roger Becker Edition) finished in Aspen White with Alcantara and leather trim. It's features include a Sport Pack, Touring Pack, Lotus ultra lightweight forged alloy wheels and air-conditioning all as standard in this model. The previous owner had installed an Alpine stereo with Bluetooth connectivity. The car also bears the signature of Roger Becker. This model has the 217bhp, 1.8 litre Supercharged engine with an impressive 4.1 second 0-62mph time. Service history: 28/04/2011 - 1053 miles 19/01/2012 - 4646 miles 25/01/2013 - 8282 miles 28/01/2014 - 11147 miles 28/01/2015 - 14952 miles 10/12/2015 - 19767 miles The car will come with a MOT and service before collection. This car is a stunning example of this special edition model with 2 owners from new, if you need any further details or would like to arrange a viewing please contact Jonathan or Aaron on 01508530491 or 07860113655. All part exchanges welcome, finance available on request. T&C apply.

    • Year: 2010
    • Mileage: 24091 mi
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  • Lotus Elise

    £31,989 £31,989

    Variant name:S TOURING ,Derivative:MK2 FL ,Variant: S TOURING *UNIQUE SPEC* Bespoke Cocoa Full Leather Interior, Alcantara Trimmed Dash, Leather Trimmed Door Cards Contrast Stitching Throughout, Sports Exhaust, Upgrade ICE installation, Air Conditioning, CD / ipod / NVH / Carpets, Cruise Control, Auxiliary Driving Lights, Std Equipment: Driver and Passenger Airbags, Lotus Sport DPM (Dynamic Performance Management Switchable), Lotus Traction Control (LTC), Electric Windows, Yokohama Advan AD07s, ABS, Black Soft Top. Lotus Main Dealer Facilities. Part Exchange Welcome. Please Ask For A Finance Quotation.

    • Year: 2012
    • Mileage: 6551 mi
    • Engine size: 1.8
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  • Lotus Elise 111R 16V SPORTS RACER

    POA POA

    Vehicle Information LOTUS ELISE 111R SPORTS RACER 2006(06) ALWAYS LOOKING FOR STOCK - PLEASE RING OR EMAIL LIMITED EDITION NO: 77/100 CHASSIS SCCPA11196HC31841 OWNERSHIP: 2 owners and 10069 miles from new. Full main dealer service history with 6 stamps in the book plus invoice documentation. Last serviced 23/06/2014 at 9741 miles. 2 sets of keys, All handbooks. TAX 31/12/2014. MOT 07/07/2015. HISTORY: Supplied new by Christopher Neil’s to a gentlemen from St Helens who kept the car for 16 months. The 2nd keeper from Hertfordshire garaged the car in his 6 year care and drove just 4500 miles on sunny summer days only. His disposal was entirely due to the imminent arrival of a new Lotus which undoubtably will receive the same care and attention as this car. EXTERIOR: Using the previous owners words he was of the view that this was probably ‘The best condition Sports Racer available’. Certainly the fully lacquered Ardent Red paintwork with Triple Monaco white stripes is apart from one chip in pretty much as it would have been when new. The paint protection film at the front looks equally unmarked. When viewed the appearance is simply outstanding, immediately drawing the fullest admirat

    • Year: 2006
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  • Lotus Elise 220 Sport

    £44,950 £44,950

    Castle Lotus are proud to present this brand new Elise 220 Sport, finished in metallic grey with red leather. Delivery mileage. Finance available. Optional Extras: Red leather interior Black leather dash and sills Sound deadening carpets Air conditioning Cruise control Auxiliary driving lights Lightweight forged alloy wheels, finished in silver. Responding to a demand for more power and torque, Lotus took its super-lightweight Elise Sport, added 200cc to the engine, along with an Eaton supercharger to turn 'bristling' into 'blistering' performance. Of course, a vibrant performance envelope is helped immeasurably by the weight conscious nature of the Elise. The Elise Sport 220 is the result. Despite a dramatic power increase, the overall kerb weight of the Elise Sport 220 increases by only 105lbs(48 kgs) over the stock Elise Sport. As a result, its power to weight ratio is a significant 237bhp/tonne (241PS/1000kg). The result is soul-stirring performance to keep you ahead of the crowd. Driving purity in reality.

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  • Lotus ELISE 1.6 Touring & Black

    £36,000 £36,000

    Additional Details: Lotus Elise (135hp) finished in Signature Elise Grey with Ebony Black Leather Interior boasts Touring Pack – Full Leather Interior, Black Carpet Mats with Embroidered Elise Logo, Noise Insulation Panelling, Auxiliary Driving Lights, USB Connection for Various iPod Models, MP3 Players, Memory Sticks and Cruise Control. Black Pack – Black Lightweight Cast Alloy Wheels and Black Rear Diffuser. Plus – Air Conditioning, 0% APR 50/50 Finance Available, Pay £18,000 now and £18,000 in 2 years’ time.

    • Year: 2015
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  • Lotus ELISE Sport 220

    £38,000 £38,000

    Additional Details: Lotus Elise Sport 220 finished in Signature Elise Grey with Black Alcantara Trim Upgrade consisting of Alcantara Trimmed Centre Console, Alcantara and Leather Trimmed Seats and Padded Alcantara Door Panels. Plus - Stereo, USB Connection, Full Carpeted Interior, Sound Insulation, Auxiliary Driving Lights, Cruise Control and Satin Black Forged Sport Wheels. 

    • Year: 2016
    • Mileage: 1800 mi
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  • Lotus ELISE 1.6 Touring & Black

    £29,995 £29,995

    Additional Details: Lotus Elise (135hp) finished in Metallic Yellow with Ebony Black Leather Interior boasts Touring Pack with Full Leather Interior, Black Carpet Mats with Embroidered Elise Logo, Noise Insulation Panelling, Auxiliary Driving Lights, USB Connection for Various iPod Models, MP3 Players, Memory Sticks and Cruise Control. Black Pack with Black Lightweight Cast Alloy Wheels and Black Rear Diffuser. Plus Air Conditioning, 

    • Year: 2016
    • Mileage: 1800 mi
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  • Lotus Elise S Cup

    £36,950 £36,950

    Responding to its customers’ demands is a Lotus duty. The Elise S Cup is a prime example of taking a more track focused model, in this case, the Elise Cup R, and toning it back enough to make it suitable for road use. The sheer flexibility of this approach is helped by the weight conscious nature of the Elise lightweight chassis and composite body. The Elise S Cup is what results. Despite boasting the same power as the Elise S, the overall kerbweight of the Elise S Cup increases by only 42lbs (19kgs) over the R version. As a result, its power to weight ratio is an enchanting 235bhp/tonne (238PS/1,000kg). The result is high performance that is guaranteed to thrill and excite. The driving quality is as pure as the driven snow. With the 1.8-litre engine, its induction supplemented by an Eaton supercharger, it means that the power is at an outstanding 217bhp (220PS). Select the first of the Elise S Cup six, close-ratio gears and the forward’s motion is simply wonderful. Its 235bhp/tonne (238PS/1000kgs) enables a V-max of 140mph (225kph), yet its Combined fuel economy is given as 37.5mpg (7.5l/100km) and CO 2 emissions are only 175g/km. Lotus proves that sportscar ownership can remain b

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  • Lotus Elise

    £30,495 £30,495

    Finished In Formula Red With Matching Red Club Racer Seats With Slate Grey Suedetex Pads. 3 Spoke Momo Steering Wheel, Electric Windows, FM/AM Radio, CD Player, AUX Input, USB Input, Alpine Stereo And Speakers, Adjustable Eibach Anti-Roll Bar And Springs, Bilstein Sport Dampers, Lotus Dynamic Performance Management (DPM), Rear Diffuser, Black Pack, Comfort Pack, Front Mud Flaps, Lightweight Aluminium Passenger Footrest, Comfort Mats With CR Logo, Lotus Car Cover, Hard Top Roof, Soft Top Roof, Trip Computer And 16 Inch 6 'Y' Spoke Light Weight Wheels With Yokohama Advan Neova Tyres. This Stunning Elise S Club Racer Has Covered Just Over 6000 Miles, It Has 1.8 Litre Toyota Engine With A Magnuson R900 Supercharger Utilising Eaton TVS Technology, This Boosts Power From 134BHP To 217BHP, Weighing Under 900KG This Is A Seriously Fast Car. 2 Owners From New, Remainder Of Manufactures Warranty Until 01/03/2018 And Is Fully HPI Checked And Clear With A Report Supplied. Offered At Our Special Internet Price. ** BUILD YOUR OWN FINANCE PACKAGE ON OUR WEBSITE AND APPLY DIRECTLY & SECURELY WITH MOTONOVO OUR APPROVED FINANCE PARTNER ** Autostrada Limited are Authorised & Regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Registration No. 689938. Which is permitted to advise on and arrange consumer credit contracts.

    • Mileage: 6000 mi
    • Engine size: 1798
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  • Lotus Elise

    £34,995 £34,995

    Full main dealer service history 1 owner with full Lotus service history and recently had it's first annual service, Yellow, Black Leather, Matt Black Lightweight Forged wheels, Air Conditioning, Colour-coded stitching on seats and door cards, Sports Seats with colour-coded seat hoops, Body coloured lighter weight interior centre console, Matt Black distinguishing exterior trim, Auxiliary driving lamps, Elise 20th Anniversary decals. Balance of Manufacturers Three Year Warranty.This is a stunning example of a 20th anniversary in the very best colour.

    • Mileage: 2198 mi
    • Engine size: 1798
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  • Lotus Elise 250 Cup

    £49,950 £49,950

    Proving that less is more, Lotus’ high performance Cup version of the famous Elise has shed 21 kg and gained 26 hp. Weighing in at 931 kg and capable of 0-60 mph in 3.9 seconds, the Elise Cup 250 is the fastest ever road-going Lotus Elise. 
Delivered to the marque’s now famous ‘Lightweight Laboratory’, it emerged with a range of features, including a Lithium-ion battery, which slashes 10 kg of the weight, carbon fibre seats, reducing the weight by 6 kg, and ultra-lightweight forged alloy wheels, saving a further 1.5 kg. Designed to suit all sports car fans, the Lotus Elise Cup 250 is available for the first time as a roadster as standard, with a hard top available as an option. Powered by a new higher-output version of the supercharged, 1.8-litre 4-cylinder engine, the Elise Cup 250 boasts 243 hp (246 PS) at 7200 rpm and 250 Nm of torque between 3500 rpm and 5500 rpm. Lotus Dynamic Performance Management (DPM) provides a ‘Sport’ mode, increasing throttle response, lowering traction slip thresholds and removing under steer recognition, allowing enhanced control before the system intervenes. The Elise Cup 250 carries over the motorsport-derived suspension and braking components from

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  • Lotus Elise

    £26,995 £26,995

    Variant name:16V ,Derivative:MK2 ,Variant: 16V SE Lotus Elise 1.6 (134hp) Special Edition one owner from new. Supplied new and serviced by us, the car come with 2 service stamps in the book. Finished in Old English White with Bespoke Black Leather Interior with Yellow and White Stitching. The car benefits from Air Conditioning, 6, Speed Gearbox, Driver and Passenger Airbags, Leather and SuedeTex Steering Wheel, Immobiliser and Remote Activated Alarm, Silver Lightweight Cast 12-Spoke Wheels, Sport Seats with Embroidered Lotus Laurel Wreath, Driver and Passenger Footmats with Raised Lotus Roundel, Sports Mode for Lotus DPM (Dynamic Performance Management),

    • Year: 2015
    • Mileage: 11500 mi
    • Engine size: 1.6
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  • Lotus Elise Sport

    £31,950 £31,950

    Launched in 1996, the Lotus Elise was the ultimate handling, rear wheel drive, mid engined roadster. The Elise has been continually developed throughout its life. In 2001 the S2 was launched, with engines being switched from rover to Toyota in 04. In 2011 the S3 Elise was launched, with a further improved chassis as well as a facelifted exterior. At just 866kgs the super light Elise Sport is the essence of the original Elise S1. Its timelessly stylish, lightweight composite body attached to an equally light aluminum alloy chassis-tub forms the basis of all the Lotus models. The lightweight chassis design includes a passenger safety zone and is supplemented by an advanced braking system, LED lighting and twin airbags making the Elise one of the safest cars in its class. Powered by a 1.6-litre engine delivering 134bhp giving 0-60 mph of just 5.5 secs and onto a top speed of 127mph yet still returning a combined fuel economy of 44.8 mpg. The new 2016 model Lotus Elise 1.6 Sport offered at Hofmanns is finished in Grey with Red Leather interior. Over and above the standard specification our car benefits from the following options: NVH (Noise Vibration and Harshness material), Full carpe

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  • Lotus Elise

    £35,995 £35,995

    Full main dealer service history 1 owner with full Lotus service history and recently had it's first annual service, Yellow, Black Leather, Matt Black Lightweight Forged wheels, Air Conditioning, Colour-coded stitching on seats and door cards, Sports Seats with colour-coded seat hoops, Body coloured lighter weight interior centre console, Matt Black distinguishing exterior trim, Auxiliary driving lamps, Elise 20th Anniversary decals. Balance of Manufacturers Three Year Warranty.This is a stunning example of a 20th anniversary in the very best colour.

    • Mileage: 2198 mi
    • Engine size: 1798
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  • Lotus Elise

    £16,950 £16,950

    Lotus Elise 1.6 with Touring Pack and Hard Top. Totally original and in lovely condition. Owned by me since 600 miles old, had been an unwanted or unaffordable competition prize.

    • Year: 2010
    • Mileage: 22000 mi
    • Engine size: 1.6
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    Gavin Richards
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