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Lotus Elise Series 1 Targa (1995-2000)

Neo score 89%

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Product Overview

Lotus Elise Series 1 is a subcompact targa sports car in production from 1995 to 2000. It was available with a two tunes of Rover-sourced naturally-aspirated inline-4 engine that displaced 1.8 liters paired to a 5-speed manual transmission.
The Elise was a superb hit, thanks to lightness: The car weighs under 3/4 of a ton. This affords it superb handling characteristics and allows the driver to thoroughly enjoy it on public roads without breaking the laws.

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Ratings

What we found**

Neo score 89% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Exceptionally light
  • Open top driving
  • Optional hardtop
  • Exceptional handling
  • Great double-wishbone suspensions
Cons
  • Engine could be better

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Specifications

Elise 111Elise 111S

Capacity

Cargo Capacity210 L / 7.4 cu-ft
Coolant Capacity8.0 L / 8.5 qt
Engine Oil Capacity4.5 L / 4.8 qt
Fuel Capacity36.0 L / 9.5 gal40.0 L / 10.6 gal
Passengers2
Payload250 kg / 551 lbs240 kg / 529 lbs

Chassis

Brakes | FrontVentilated discs
Brakes | RearVentilated discs
Suspension | FrontDouble-wishbone
Suspension | RearDouble-wishbone
Tire Size185/55 R16, 205/50 R16185/55 R16, 225/45 R16

Construction

Body Style2-door Convertible

Dimensions

Size | Height1202 mm / 47.3 in
Size | Length3726 mm / 146.7 in3734 mm / 147.0 in
Size | Width1701 mm / 67.0 in
Track Width | Front1440.0 mm / 56.7 in
Track Width | Rear1453.0 mm / 57.2 in
Weight690.0 kg / 1521.2 lbs770.0 kg / 1697.6 lbs
Wheel Size16 in
Wheelbase2300 mm / 90.6 in

Performance

Acceleration | 0 - 100 km/h5.9 sec5.4 sec
Acceleration | 0 - 60 mph5.8 sec5.4 sec
Fuel Economy9.6 L/100km / 24.5 MPG (urban) | 5.7 L/100km / 41.3 MPG (highway)9.6 L/100km / 24.5 MPG (urban) | 5.9 L/100km / 39.9 MPG (highway)
Top Speed202.0 km/h / 125.5 mph213.0 km/h / 132.4 mph

Powertrain

Drivetrain LayoutMid-engine (longitudinal), Rear-wheel driveMid-engine (longitudinal), Front-wheel drive
EngineK16 (18K4F)K16 (18K4K)
Engine | Bore80.0 mm / 3.1 in
Engine | Compression Ratio10.5:1
Engine | Displacement1.8 L / 109.6 cu-in / 1796.0 cc
Engine | Power120.0 hp / 89.5 kW @ 5500 rpm146.0 hp / 108.9 kW @ 7000 rpm
Engine | Specific Output66.8 hp/L / 1.1 hp/cu-in81.3 hp/L / 1.3 hp/cu-in
Engine | Stroke89.3 mm / 3.5 in
Engine | Torque165 Nm / 121.7 lb-ft @ 3000 rpm174 Nm / 128.3 lb-ft @ 4500 rpm
Engine | TypeNaturally-aspirated multi-port injected petrol inline-4 engine with 4 values per cylinder
Transmission | Gears5-speed
Transmission | TypeManual

Production

Availability1995 ~ 20001997 ~ 2000

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