The name Lotus is synonymous with sublime handling and poised vehicle dynamics around the world. The Elise leads the way with its lightweight, state-of-the-art, extruded and bonded aluminium chassis, allied to motorsport derived double wishbone suspension with body panels made from lightweight composite. Its unique design ensures an extremely rigid chassis, and the perfect foundation for an agile sports car.
Since its launch, the Elise has been hailed as one of the best sports cars that money can buy, creating perfect harmony between driver and machine. The latest generation to carry the evocative name retains the supple road holding, fluid dynamics and tactile feedback of the original and combines this with efficient performance and economy.
Its compelling agility is a given. The incredibly lightweight, stiff chassis and finely tuned wishbones and dampers, allied to Lotus DPM and sticky Yokohama tyres provide absolute handling precision. No other sports car tackles the open road with the verve of an Elise, where every driver input has such a clear and measurable effect on the car’s behaviour.