Lotus Elise 111R 

  • $39k
  • 2004
  • 189 HP 1.8L
  • 150 mph
Standard equipment for the Elise 111R includes: half leather interior, sun visors, central door locking, Blaupunkt Lausanne radio CD-R/W player and Blaupunkt high performance front and rear speakers Optional equipment includes a Touring Pack, which provides a combination of options designed to increase comfort and convenience, while still maintaining the essence of a Lotus sports car.
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Lotus has tuned the engine to suit the very essence of the Elise by employing a brand new, custom-engineered Lotus T4 engine management system (EMS).
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Road Tests Real world tests of the Lotus Elise 111R


Elise 111R
4.8 s
Atom V8 500
2.3 s
Subaru BRZ
6.4 s

Top speed

Elise 111R
150 mph
Cayman S
172 mph
Atom V8 500
170 mph


Elise 111R
14.6 s
Atom V8 500
5.4 s
Subaru BRZ
16.2 s

1/4 mile

Elise 111R
14 s
Atom V8 500
11.2 s
Subaru BRZ
14.9 s

Data points Key details of the Lotus Elise 111R


Elise 111R
Atom V8 500
Cayman S


Elise 111R
189 HP
Atom V8 500
475 HP
Cayman S
315 HP

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Lotus Elise 111R

That Elise introduced a range of technologies such as a chassis made from extruded and bonded aluminium, a composite energy absorbing front crash structure and light weight composite body panels.
The Lotus Ride and Handling team have maximised the ability to hone the chassis and tyre characteristics to ensure that this latest and highest performing version of the Elise holds true to Lotus' values of peerless ride and handling and pure driving fun.

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Brand Lotus
Price $39,000
Year 2004

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 10.43 lb/hp
Maximum hp 189 HP @ 7,600 RPM
Maximum torque 133 ft-lb @ 6,800 RPM
Max RPM 8,000 RPM
Engine placement Front
Steering system Rack and pinion


Displacement 1,800 cc
Air compressor None
Fuels Gas
Bore/stroke 3.23 in / 3.35 in
Valvetrain DOHC

physical dimensions

Curb weight 1,971 lb
Width 67.7 in
Height 45 in
Length 149 in
Front track width 57.4 in
Wheelbase 90.6 in

road tests

Top speed 150 mph
1/4 mile 14 s
0-60mph 4.8 s
0-100mph 14.6 s
0-200kph 27.6 s
Tsukuba circuit time 1:07.14


Drivetrain Mid Engine / RWD
Gearing Traditional
# of gears 6 gears
Axle ratio 4.53:1

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc
Rear brakes Disc
Front wheels 406/? 127
Rear wheels 432/? 178
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