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Lotus Elise Sprint 220

Ensuring that this latest Elise remains true to the company’s DNA, the return for the Sprint badge – as used on historic models including the Elan – is designed to provide a highly attractive super-lightweight option sitting above the Elise Sport. Featuring a host of weight-saving items as standard, the new Elise Sprint offers the latest in efficient engineering to deliver a car that sets the standard at under 800 kg.

Offering 217 hp / 250 Nm of torque, the 1.8-litre supercharged engine of the Elise Sprint 220 has been specifically tuned to deliver a benchmark power-to-weight ratio and class leading efficiency. The car’s reduction in weight translates into quicker acceleration with 0-60 mph in 4.1 seconds, harder cornering and a power to weight ratio of up to 257 hp / tonne. Being so lightweight, emissions are extremely low with 173 g CO2 / km. Stopping power is provided by AP Racing twin-piston front calipers and Brembo single-piston rear-calipers – optional lightweight two-piece brake discs are also available. Like all Elise, the Elise Sprint 220 benefits from Lotus’ Dynamic Performance Management (Lotus DPM) with user selectable driving modes. Last not least, Hethel’s acoustic engineers have spent time altering the aural appeal of the Elise Sprint 220: providing the perfect soundtrack at any speed, its new exhaust makes the 1.8-litre supercharged Elise Sprint 220 the best-sounding 4-cylinder car on the market.

Featuring the Elise’s distinctive new styling, the Elise Sprint 220 integrates a new front and rear aesthetic. External design touches for the Sprint range include a matt black transom panel, black wheels which come with custom contrasting metal spun rims, distinctive yet subtle side stripes on the bodywork and unique side and rear badging. The Elise Sprint 220 also receives a wide range of cabin enhancements – including the lightweight open-gate gear select mechanism first introduced on the Lotus Exige Sport 350. Other highlights comprise bodywork keyed colour inserts for the sports seats, transmission console and HVAC surround, along with Sprint badge stitching. The Sprint’s detailing continues inside with an array of optional Alcantara® trim panels on the doors, sills, seats and vents surrounds, all with contrasting stitching.

The Sprint edition of the Lotus Elise Sport 220 has removed 40 kg from the previous model, to reach a benchmark dry weight of just 798 kg. The standard lightweight components of the Elise Sprint 220 include a Lithium-Ion battery, saving 9 kg, Lotus’ beautifully detailed carbon race seats, 6 kg, new lightweight forged alloy wheels, 5 kg, while the carbon access panel, roll hoop cover and engine cover, and polycarbonate rear screen save 6 kg. Collectively they cut an impressive 26 kg, compared to the previous Elise Sport 220. Optional two-piece brake discs (available from May), saving 4 kg, a well as optional carbon sill covers enable to reduce the weight even further.

TOP SPEED

145
mph

0 – 60 MPH

4.1
SECS

MAX POWER

217
HP

WEIGHT

845
KG

Features

  • Fuel-injected and supercharged
  • 1.8-litre engine develops 217bhp (220PS)
  • Delivers 184lbs ft (250Nm) of torque
  • Mid-engine provides balance
  • Lotus-developed Electronic Throttle Control
  • Electronic Differential Lock (EDL)
  • Exhilarating acceleration
  • State of the art construction, entirely handmade
  • Lightweight, extruded aluminium bonded chassis structure
  • Great torsional rigidity
  • Provides solid handling base
  • Fully independent double wishbone sports suspension with front anti-roll bar
  • 6 speed manual gearbox with sports ratios
  • Exposed aluminium gearshift mechanism
  • Close ratios
  • Precise changes
  • Balanced clutch weight
  • Head-turning presence
  • New front and rear aesthetic
  • Exterior and interior carbon fiber components as standard
  • New exterior and interior Pack options (Alcantara, Leather, Interiour Colour)
  • Carbon fibre seats
  • Lightweight open-gate gear select mechanism for a more precise and quicker shifting
  • Steering wheel trimmed in black leather
  • Engine start push button

Specifications

PERFORMANCE* Manual
Max power  217 hp at 6800 rpm (220 PS) (162 kW)
Max torque  184 lbft at 4,600 rpm (250 Nm)
0-60 mph  4.1 seconds
0-100 km/h  4.5 seconds
Max speed  145 mph (233 km/h)
Power to weight ratio  257 hp/tonne (XXX PS/1000kg)
Lowest possible dry weight  845 kg
Dry weight  851 kg
Kerb weight  878 kg
EMISSION AND FUEL CONSUMPTION mpg (l/000 km*)
Urban  27.4 (10.3)
Extra Urban  47.9 (5.9)
Combined  37.7 (7.5)
CO2 emissions, Combined  173 g/km
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION AND CHASSIS
All alloy,1.6 litre DOHC 4 cylinder, dual VVT-i and Valvematic, 16 valve with chargecooler supercharger  Standard
Mid mounted, transverse, rear wheel drive  Standard
Lotus Electronic Throttle Control System  Standard
6 speed manual gearbox with sports ratios  Standard
Exposed aluminium gearshift mechanism  Standard
Electronic Differential Lock (EDL)  Standard
Lightweight, extruded aluminium bonded chassis structure  Standard
Fully independent double wishbone sports suspension with front anti-roll bar  Standard
Bilstein high performance gas dampers, front and rear  Standard
Eibach springs, front and rear  Standard
Lotus tuned ABS system  Standard
AP Racing twin-piston front calipers  Standard
Brembo single-piston rear calipers  Standard
Red painted brake calipers  Option
Lightweight Lithium-ion battery  Standard
Lightweight two-piece high performance brake discs  Option
Tyre Pressure Monitoring System  Standard
EXTERIOR SPECIFICATION
Lightweight black diamond cut forged wheels (16” front and 17” rear)  Standard
Lightweight black forged wheels  (16” front and 17” rear)  Option
Front Yokohama Advan Neova AD07 tyres 175/55 ZR16  Standard
Rear Yokohama Advan Neova AD07 tyres 225/45 ZR17  Standard
Servo assisted, cross drilled and ventilated brake discs, 288 mm diameter, front and rear  Standard
Aerodynamically  optimized black rear diffuser  Standard
Shower Cape  Standard
Clear sill stone chip protection film  Standard
Carbon fibre access panel  Standard
Carbon fibre engine cover  Standard
Polycarbonate bulkhead glass  Standard
Carbon fibre roll hoop cover  Standard
INTERIOR SPECIFICATION
Black leather steering wheel  Standard
Polished aluminum gear knob and leather handbrake sleeve  Standard
Technical fabric sports seats and part leather interior  Standard
Carbon Fibre Bucket Seats  Standard
Engine start push button  Standard
Driver and passenger airbags  Standard
Tyre puncture repair kit  Standard
Interior Colour Pack
OPTIONAL EXTRAS
Black soft-top  No Cost Option
Hard-top  Option
Carbon fibre Hard-top  Option
Air conditioning  Option
Carbon fibre sill covers  Option
Carbon fibre dash inserts  Option
Alcantara steering wheel  Option
Alcantara dash inserts  (black with silver stitching)  Option
Alcantara trimmed sill covers (black with silver stitching)  Option
Cruise control  Option
Stereo plus two front mounted speakers  Option
Full carpet  Option
Sound insulation  Option
Floor mats  Option
Red painted brake calipers  Option
 Option
OPTIONAL PACKS  Option
Alcantara Trim Pack (seats and door panels in black with silver stitching or red with silver stitching)  Option
Leather Trim Pack (seats and door panels in black with silver stitching or red with silver stitching or tan with tan stitching)  Option
Tartan Trim Pack  (seats and door panels in red or yellow black stitching)  Option
 Option
PAINT OPTIONS  Option
Solid Yellow  No Cost Option
Solid Red  No Cost Option
Old English White Option
Metallic Grey Option
Elise Blue Option

Impression

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