The Lotus Elise sports car has been in production since 1995, being one of the most successful roadster models of the past decades. The Lotus Elise has a middle located engine, two seats and a rear wheel drive system. Currently, the Lotus Elise is at its second generation, since 2002. The Lotus Elise is popular for being extremely lightweight, thus not needing high capacity engines. Currently, the Lotus Elise gets its power from a variety of 1.8 liters engine, Toyota and Rover sourced, but it is still able to go from 0 to 100 km/h in under 5 seconds. Another great advantage of the Lotus Elise, that helped it becoming successful, is the pricing. Practically, you can buy a Lotus Elise for as little as 47.250 U.S. dollars.
Now, the British company decided it was time that their legendary model to get a facelift. Thus, for the 2011 model year, the Lotus Elise received a facelift consisting in a number of mechanical tweaks and styling improvements.
The styling modifications of the new Lotus Elise are said to help improve the aerodynamic properties of the small sports car and include new alloy wheel designs, restyled engine cover, restyled rear bumper, reshaped headlights featuring LED daytime running lights, a new front bumper with a wider grille as well as a redesigned hood.
The technical modifications include the addition of a new, entry level, 1.6 liter Toyota gasoline engine that will be used for the entry level Lotus Elise S. The Toyota 1.6 liter unit has four cylinders but the output was not made public. The rest of the Lotus Elise range will include the Lotus Elise R with a 1.8 liter engine that can develop 189 horsepower and the Lotus Elise SC that gets its power from a 1.8 liter supercharged engine with an output of 217 horsepower. Both these two 1.8 liter engines have a better fuel economy and lower carbon dioxide emissions than the current model. All the versions of the Lotus Elise will come with a new six speed manual gearbox.
We are expecting to get more pricing details, photos and details next month.
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