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Lotus Elise

(1998 model)

Brief specs of 1998 Lotus Elise

2-door 2-seater 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, 87.0 kW / 116.7 hp / 116.7 hp @ 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm, 165.4 N·m / 122.0 lb·ft / 122.0 lb·ft @ 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm, manual 5-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, consumption 13.5 l/100km / 20.9 mpg-UK / 17.4 mpg-US

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)LotusIssued from1998
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)
Passenger space (volume)3910 l / 138.08 cu ft / 138.08 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length3730 mm / 146.9 in / 146.9 inTotal (curb) weight705 kg / 1554 lb / 1554 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 capacity40 l / 8.8 UK gal / 10.6 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.61  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.76 m2 / 18.9 sq ft / 18.9 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)Stroke89.4 mm / 3.52 in / 3.52 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.89
Fuel supplyInjectionEngine displacement1796 cm3 / 109.6 cu in / 109.6 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity449.37 cm3/cylinder / 27.422 cu in/cylinder / 27.422 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio10.5 : 1
SumpwetMax. output power87.0 kW / 116.7 hp / 116.7 hp at 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm
AspirationMax. torque165.4 N·m / 122.0 lb·ft / 122.0 lb·ft at 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)47.7 kW / 63.9 hp / 63.9 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output48.4 kW/l / 1.064 bhp/cu in / 1.064 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque92.1 N·m/l / 0.81 lb·ft/cu in / 0.81 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)5.50 s / 5.50 s / 5.50 sPower-to-weight ratio167.4 kW/ton / 126.8 bhp/ton / 126.8 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)13.5 l/100km / 20.9 mpg-UK / 17.4 mpg-US
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions316 g/km / 508 g/mi / 508 g/mi (est.)
  Range296 km / 184 mi / 184 mi

Chassis

Engine locationmiddleEngine alignment
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front185/55-R15Tyres rear205/50-R16
Brakes frontBrakes rear
Brake diameter front282 mm / 11.1 in / 11.1 inBrake diameter rear282 mm / 11.1 in / 11.1 in
Brakes detailsABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Lotus Elise

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