The entire Lotus Elise fleet (Elise, Elise 220 Cup, Elise S, Elise 20th Anniversary, and Elise CupR) is designed to give a feasible and pleasurable driving experience to the users. They have been made in such a manner that they are very flexible, have a composite body and are capable enough to outshine others when it comes to performance and looks. The entire Elise lineup is high on output and all are drive-ability oriented. With swanky looks they possess a standard interior along with generic infotainment system. The engine specifications for Elise 220 Cup, Elise 20th Anniversary Special Edition, Elise S, and Elise Cup R fall in the same category of being equipped with a 1.8L engine producing a power of 220 PS with a torque of 250 Nm. As an exception is present Lotus Elise that is bestowed with a 1.6L engine that generates a maximum power of 136 PS and a peak torque of 160 Nm. The safety measures majorly incorporate pre-tensioning belts, impact beams, dual airbags and ISOFIX child seat anchorage along with other standard features. The highlighting attributes include their aerodynamic structure, Lotus developed dynamic performance management control, BOSH ABS system, hydraulic brake assist, electronic brake distribution and cornering brake control. The highest speed of these models range between 204- 286 kmph.
The technical specifications for Elise 20th Anniversary Special Edition, Elise220 Cup, Elise Cup R, and Elise S are similar as all come stuffed with a 1.8L engine under their hood. The said mill churns out a maximum power of 220 PS with peak a torque of 250 Nm. The only odd one out in the lineup is the Elise S that is powered by a 1.6L engine that churns a power of 136 PS along with a torque of 160 Nm. All these models possess lotus electronic throttle control system that makes the engine 'characteristics seamlessly consistent irrespective of prevailing conditions'.Additionally, the top speed of these studs scales between 204- 286 kmph.
This family of Lotus hunks look alluring as well as jaunty and promise to deliver their best when it comes to features and appearance. It is important to note that they have been built on a light weight body structure, which makes them possess performance oriented figures and enables them to become more drive-able. These studs including Elise, Elise 20th Anniversary Special Edition, Elise220 Cup, Elise Cup R, and Elise S have a sporty front profile with attractive headlamps with a combination of either black, white and silver finishing on the exterior front. All these models have been precisely designed to give a compact look at the side profile maintaining the sporty glance at all times. Lastly, at the rear portion, the Lotus brand logo has been embedded showing utmost prominence. Only Elise 220 Cup among the five displays a rear spoiler that not only adds to its sporty looks but also helps it score well on the performance sheet. In addition, Lotus Elise, and Elise S grabs attention by their convertible feature.
With regards to the interior specifications, these studs are quite similar and adhere the standard features. In terms of seating arrangement, these models have leather finishing adorned on them, that gives them a classier look. Moving ahead to the infotainment system, all have the generic connectivity avenues based on Alpine namely CD, Mp3 and WMA that can be integrated with an iPod. Comfort and utility have been kept under high priority through the provision of hip-hugging driving position seats and face level air vents. The music gets amplified through the facility of 4 stereo speakers, all positioned in the right spots. Besides these attributes, there is a very common element of electric windows and central door locking.
These cars encapsulate the very basic features of airbags (for the driver and passenger), pre-tensioning belts, impact beams, etc. The aerodynamic body structure of these car makes them capable of driving feasible and have a strong grip on the road. The braking mechanism incorporates the track tuned ABS System along with Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD). Additionally, it possesses Cornering Brake Control (CBC), Lotus Dynamic Performance Management (Lotus DPM), Sport Mode Dynamic Performance Management (DPM system: that ensures that the engine is utilized in an optimum manner). For making the driving experience feasible, LED lighting had been facilitated to have a clear visibility in both dawn and dusk. It would be a bit of a disappoint for car fanatics who would be expecting updated technological enhancements with respect to safety.
All these models under consideration possess a sporty hunk look, with few distinguishing yet standard attributes have been installed in them. Also, they have been built on lightweight aluminium chassis structure with a compact look. These studs are high on performance based on an aerodynamic body structure. However, as for the negative part, all lack heavily on the infotainment system and safety features.