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Lotus Elise 1.8

(2001 model)

Brief specs of 2001 Lotus Elise 1.8

2-door 2-seater convertible (cabriolet), petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 16-valve straight (inline) engine, 1796 cm3 / 109.6 cu in / 109.6 cu in, 105.0 kW / 140.8 hp / 140.8 hp @ 7000 rpm / 7000 rpm / 7000 rpm, 179.0 N·m / 132.0 lb·ft / 132.0 lb·ft @ 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm, manual 5-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)LotusIssued from2001
ModelElise 1.8Issued 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)
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) weight715 kg / 1576 lb / 1576 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 capacity38 l / 8.4 UK gal / 10.0 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.64  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.4Frontal area (A)1.69 m2 / 18.2 sq ft / 18.2 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)0.68 m2 / 7.3 sq ft / 7.3 sq ft (est.)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)16.8 kW / 22.5 hp / 22.5 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 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 DesignCompression ratio
SumpMax. output power105.0 kW / 140.8 hp / 140.8 hp at 7000 rpm / 7000 rpm / 7000 rpm
AspirationMax. torque179.0 N·m / 132.0 lb·ft / 132.0 lb·ft at 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)42.0 kW / 56.3 hp / 56.3 hp (est.)
CoolantSpecific output58.5 kW/l / 1.285 bhp/cu in / 1.285 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque99.7 N·m/l / 0.87 lb·ft/cu in / 0.87 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 ratio200.0 kW/ton / 151.5 bhp/ton / 151.5 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 frontTyres rear
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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