Lotus Elise Series 1 1996-2001


May 24, 2013 By Mike Lee
Last updated on July 30, 2015
Lotus Elise (1996-2000)
Country
UK
Top Speed (mph)
125
0-30 mph
1.8
0-60 mph
5.7
0-100 mph
17.8
1/4 mile
14.4
0-1 km
26.6
30-70
5.8
BHP
118 @5500rpm
Torque lbft
122 @3000rpm
BHP per ton
163
MPG UK/US
39/32
Engine capacity CC/CU
1796/110
Engine type
Straight 4 Fuel Injection
Aspiration
Normal
Compression Ratio
10.5:1
Valve Type/No
DOHC 16
Transmission (manual/auto)
Manual
No of speeds
5
Wheels driven
RWD
Brakes F/R
Disc/Disc
No. of Seats
2
Length (in)
146.7
Width (in)
67
Height (in)
45.2
Kerb Weight (lbs)
1590
Additional Info: The 111S has 143bhp and gets to 60 in 5.4 secs, the Sport 135 with 135-145bhp gets to 60 in 5.3 secs, the Sport 160 with 150-160bhp gets to 60 in 5.1 secs, the Sport 190 with 188bhp, gets to 60 in 4.4 secs and to 100 in 10.7 secs. The Type 49 was a 2 tone racing colour combination. Type 72 were LHD black and gold Elises (JPS). Type 79 were RHD versions of the Type 72. A green anniversary model was also available, along with a blue millenium model.

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