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Lotus Elise

(2008 model)

Brief specs of 2008 Lotus Elise

2-door 2-seater convertible (cabriolet), petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 16-valve straight (inline) engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 1795 cm3 / 109.5 cu in / 109.5 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 6-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 200 km/h / 124 mph / 124 mph top speed, consumption 7.3 l/100km / 38.7 mpg-UK / 32.2 mpg-US

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)LotusIssued from2008
ModelEliseIssued until
SerieEliseNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerLotusCountryUK

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typeconvertible (cabriolet)Number of seats2
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)115 l / 4.06 cu ft / 4.06 cu ft
Passenger space (volume)4510 l / 159.27 cu ft / 159.27 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)112 l / 3.96 cu ft / 3.96 cu ft

Dimensions & Weight

Length3790 mm / 149.2 in / 149.2 inTotal (curb) weight785 kg / 1731 lb / 1731 lb
Width1730 mm / 68.1 in / 68.1 inDry weight
Height1150 mm / 45.3 in / 45.3 inLoad capacity259 kg / 571 lb / 571 lb
Wheelbase2310 mm / 90.9 in / 90.9 inGross (max.) weight1044 kg / 2302 lb / 2302 lb
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity38 l / 8.4 UK gal / 10.0 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.64  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.3Frontal area (A)1.69 m2 / 18.2 sq ft / 18.2 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)0.51 m2 / 5.5 sq ft / 5.5 sq ft (est.)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)12.6 kW / 16.9 hp / 16.9 hp (est.)

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 detailsunleaded 95Bore/Stroke ratio0.9
Fuel supplyInjectionEngine displacement1795 cm3 / 109.5 cu in / 109.5 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
SumpwetMax. 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)36.0 kW / 48.3 hp / 48.3 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output50.1 kW/l / 1.102 bhp/cu in / 1.102 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque93.6 N·m/l / 0.82 lb·ft/cu in / 0.82 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears6
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio
  Final gear (drive) ratio

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed200 km/h / 124 mph / 124 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio155.4 kW/ton / 117.7 bhp/ton / 117.7 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)7.3 l/100km / 38.7 mpg-UK / 32.2 mpg-US
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions208 g/km / 335 g/mi / 335 g/mi
  Range521 km / 324 mi / 324 mi

Chassis

Engine locationrearEngine alignmenttransverse
SteeringSteering detailsPower assisted steering Power assisted steering Power assisted steering
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontWishbone (A-arm, control arm)Suspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front220/45-R17Tyres rear
Brakes frontBrakes rear
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsOptional ABS (anti-lock braking system), ASC (automatic stabilisation control), EBD (electronic brake-force distribution)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Lotus Elise

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