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Lotus Elise 1.8

(1998 model)

Brief specs of 1998 Lotus Elise 1.8

2-seater, petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 16-valve straight (inline) engine, 1796 cm3 / 109.6 cu in / 109.6 cu in, 140.0 kW / 187.7 hp / 187.7 hp @ 7000 rpm / 7000 rpm / 7000 rpm, 193.0 N·m / 142.3 lb·ft / 142.3 lb·ft @ 5600 rpm / 5600 rpm / 5600 rpm, manual 5-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)LotusIssued from1998
ModelElise 1.8Issued until
SerieEliseNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerLotusCountryUK

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors
Bodywork typeNumber of seats2
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)3910 l / 138.08 cu ft / 138.08 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length3740 mm / 147.2 in / 147.2 inTotal (curb) weight714 kg / 1574 lb / 1574 lb
Width1710 mm / 67.3 in / 67.3 inDry weight
Height1210 mm / 47.6 in / 47.6 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2310 mm / 90.9 in / 90.9 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance170 mm / 6.7 in / 6.7 inFuel capacity
Length/wheelbase ratio1.62  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.4Frontal area (A)1.76 m2 / 18.9 sq ft / 18.9 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)0.70 m2 / 7.6 sq ft / 7.6 sq ft (est.)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)17.5 kW / 23.4 hp / 23.4 hp (est.)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders4
Engine Typestraight (inline) (Inline, 4 cylinder)Total number of valves16
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder4
Engine constructionBore
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio
Fuel supplyInjectionEngine displacement1796 cm3 / 109.6 cu in / 109.6 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity
Cam DesignCompression ratio
SumpMax. output power140.0 kW / 187.7 hp / 187.7 hp at 7000 rpm / 7000 rpm / 7000 rpm
AspirationMax. torque193.0 N·m / 142.3 lb·ft / 142.3 lb·ft at 5600 rpm / 5600 rpm / 5600 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)56.0 kW / 75.1 hp / 75.1 hp (est.)
CoolantSpecific output78.0 kW/l / 1.713 bhp/cu in / 1.713 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque107.5 N·m/l / 0.94 lb·ft/cu in / 0.94 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) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio267.6 kW/ton / 202.8 bhp/ton / 202.8 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 front185/55-R15Tyres rear225/45-R16
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes rearventilated disc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Lotus Elise 1.8

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