Lotus Elise Sports Racer 

  • $49k
  • 2005
  • 189 HP 1.8L
  • 150 mph
Elise enthusiasts-there are at least 60 owners of race-spec cars in the U.S. as of this writing-will accept that what it lacks in comfort is compensated for by the performance and handling.
by Car and Driver (Dec, 2012)
Elise enthusiasts—there are at least 60 owners of race-spec cars in the U.S. as of this writing—will accept that what it lacks in comfort is compensated for by the performance and handling.
by Car and Driver (Dec, 2003)

Road Tests Real world tests of the Lotus Elise Sports Racer

0-60mph

Elise Sports Racer
4.9 s
Veyron
2.7 s

Top speed

Elise Sports Racer
150 mph
Agera R
260 mph
Veyron
253 mph

0-100mph

Elise Sports Racer
12.6 s
Veyron
5.1 s

Data points Key details of the Lotus Elise Sports Racer

Price

Elise Sports Racer
$49k
Veneno
$4.106M
Veyron
$1.50M

Horsepower

Elise Sports Racer
189 HP
Agera R
1,115 HP
Veyron
987 HP

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Brand Lotus
Price $48,952
Year 2005

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 10.45 lb/hp
Maximum hp 189 HP @ 7,600 RPM
Maximum torque 132 ft-lb @ 6,800 RPM
Engine placement Mid
Steering system Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 1,795 cc
Air compressor None
Fuels Gas
Bore/stroke 3.23 in / 3.35 in
Valvetrain DOHC

physical dimensions

Curb weight 1,975 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
0-60mph 4.9 s
0-100mph 12.6 s

transmission

Drivetrain RWD w/Optional Torsen LSD
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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