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Lotus Elise

(2001 model)

Brief specs of 2001 Lotus Elise

2-door convertible (cabriolet), petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 16-valve straight (inline) engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 1796 cm3 / 109.6 cu in / 109.6 cu in, 90.0 kW / 120.7 hp / 120.7 hp @ 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm, 168.0 N·m / 123.9 lb·ft / 123.9 lb·ft @ 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm, manual 5-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 199 km/h / 124 mph / 124 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)LotusIssued from2001
ModelEliseIssued until
SerieEliseNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerLotusCountryUK

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typeconvertible (cabriolet)Number of seats
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)3950 l / 139.49 cu ft / 139.49 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length3790 mm / 149.2 in / 149.2 inTotal (curb) weight750 kg / 1653 lb / 1653 lb
Width1730 mm / 68.1 in / 68.1 inDry weight
Height1150 mm / 45.3 in / 45.3 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2310 mm / 90.9 in / 90.9 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity31 l / 6.8 UK gal / 8.2 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.64  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.69 m2 / 18.2 sq ft / 18.2 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders4
Engine Typestraight (inline) (Inline, 4 cylinder)Total number of valves16
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder4
Engine constructionBore80.0 mm / 3.15 in / 3.15 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke89.3 mm / 3.52 in / 3.52 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.9
Fuel supplyInjectionEngine displacement1796 cm3 / 109.6 cu in / 109.6 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity448.87 cm3/cylinder / 27.392 cu in/cylinder / 27.392 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio11.0 : 1
SumpMax. output power90.0 kW / 120.7 hp / 120.7 hp at 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm
AspirationMax. torque168.0 N·m / 123.9 lb·ft / 123.9 lb·ft at 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)47.9 kW / 64.3 hp / 64.3 hp (est.)
CoolantSpecific output50.1 kW/l / 1.101 bhp/cu in / 1.101 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque93.5 N·m/l / 0.82 lb·ft/cu in / 0.82 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears5
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio
  Final gear (drive) ratio

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed199 km/h / 124 mph / 124 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)5.80 s / 5.80 s / 5.80 sPower-to-weight ratio162.7 kW/ton / 123.3 bhp/ton / 123.3 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/hFuel consumption, City (urban)
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions
  Range

Chassis

Engine locationmiddleEngine alignment
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front175/55-R16Tyres rear225/45-R17
Brakes frontBrakes rear
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Lotus Elise

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