20TH ANNIVERSARY ELISE
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.
Fitted with the same four-cylinder engine as the Elise S, the 20th Anniversary model produces an identical 217bhp at 6800rpm and 184lb ft of torque at 4600rpm as the S. Fitted with a close ratio six-speed manual gearbox 0-62mph is achieved in 4.6sec and top speed is 145mph. Efficiency improves, with 47.6-combined mpg possible and 173g/km of CO2 produced (compared to 45mpg and 175g).