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1995-2001 LOTUS Elise S1 specifications

1995-2001 LOTUS Elise S1 specifications Classic and Performance Car

A technological marvel that not only took Lotus back to its stripped down lightweight roots, but also created the fastest and best-selling Lotus of all time. Nearly 9000 S1s were shifted in five years. It’s built by attaching composite panels to a very light but strong chassis tub made from extruded aluminium and literally glued together. It does without (and doesn’t need) such things as a brake servo and power steering, but combines electrifying performance with the feeling that it sucks the road like a vacuum cleaner. Now at affordable levels, but don’t expect that to last forever.

Production

  • Production:
    12,200
  • Price at launch:
    £18,950
  • Price (excellent)
    £12,000
  • Price (good):
    £9,750
  • Price (average):
    £7,250
  • Price (project):
    £5,500

Performance

  • 0-60mph:
    5.5secs
  • Top speed:
    124.0mph
  • Power:
    118.0bhp
  • Torque:
    122.0lb/ft
  • MPG:
    33.0mpg

Engine

  • Configuration:
    in-line four
  • Aspiration:
    Normal
  • Fuel:
    Petrol
  • Fuel delivery:
    electronic fuel injection

Chassis

  • Suspension Front:
    Independent, coil springs
  • Suspension Rear:
    Independent, coil springs
  • Drivetrain:
    Mid-Engine RWD
  • Steering:
    rack and pinion
  • Bodyframe:
    chassis and glassfibre body
  • Transmission:
    Five-speed manual

Dimensions

  • Length:
    3726mm
  • Wheelbase:
    2300mm
  • Width:
    1701mm
  • Height:
    1148mm
  • Weight:
    674kgs

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