A super-car with its sleek looks and exotic feel, the Lotus Elise is a roadster one would truly enjoy on the road. With a Carbon fiber composite body and epoxy bonded extruded aluminum for it’s base structure, the low weight allows it to come to a top speed of around 150 mph going from 0-60 mph in just 4.9 seconds. The soft cloth top, LED taillights, sealed headlights and daytime running lights, this futuristic looking roadster fits in alongside the Porches and the other notable roadsters of today. The suspension is fully independent with unequal length wishbones combined with Bilsten mono-tube gas dampers, an Eibach Coil Springs and a front anti sway bar it all adds up to a stable and smooth ride in all road conditions. The four ventilated cross-drilled disk brakes coupled with Lotus’s racing and Brembo Calipers with ABS, braking is smooth and reliable even during the most demanding turns and maneuvers.
It’s 190 Horsepower, 1.8 Liter Mid-mounted 4 cylinder engine loaded with DOHCs and VVTL-I makes for a powerful powerhouse that delivers on demand. Multi-point injection ensures the engine gets the most amount of power when requested for and the electronic controlled ignition and throttle control maximizes the engines capabilities at the users command and demand.
The Lotus Elise comes from a long line of historic and pioneering cars that have always managed to stay in the news in spite of its low presence on the roads. The car’s history has maintained a loyal following and assures it a place in the cars to look out for in the years to come. At just under $60,000 US, the car is considered to be a medium priced roadster, but alongside the Audi’s, Lambo’s and Porche’s, it is a car to be reckoned with indeed.