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Lotus Elise 111 R

(2008 model)

Brief specs of 2008 Lotus Elise 111 R

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, 141.0 kW / 189.1 hp / 189.1 hp @ 7800 rpm / 7800 rpm / 7800 rpm, 180.0 N·m / 132.8 lb·ft / 132.8 lb·ft @ 6800 rpm / 6800 rpm / 6800 rpm, manual 6-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 241 km/h / 150 mph / 150 mph top speed, consumption 8.8 l/100km / 32.1 mpg-UK / 26.7 mpg-US

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)LotusIssued from2008
ModelElise 111 RIssued 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)112 l / 3.96 cu ft / 3.96 cu ft
Passenger space (volume)3950 l / 139.49 cu ft / 139.49 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) weight950 kg / 2094 lb / 2094 lb
Width1730 mm / 68.1 in / 68.1 inDry weight
Height1150 mm / 45.3 in / 45.3 inLoad capacity216 kg / 476 lb / 476 lb
Wheelbase2310 mm / 90.9 in / 90.9 inGross (max.) weight1166 kg / 2571 lb / 2571 lb
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity40 l / 8.8 UK gal / 10.6 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 constructionBore82.0 mm / 3.23 in / 3.23 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke85.0 mm / 3.35 in / 3.35 in
Fuel detailsunleaded 95Bore/Stroke ratio0.96
Fuel supplyInjectionEngine displacement1795 cm3 / 109.5 cu in / 109.5 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity448.89 cm3/cylinder / 27.393 cu in/cylinder / 27.393 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio12.0 : 1
SumpwetMax. output power141.0 kW / 189.1 hp / 189.1 hp at 7800 rpm / 7800 rpm / 7800 rpm
AspirationMax. torque180.0 N·m / 132.8 lb·ft / 132.8 lb·ft at 6800 rpm / 6800 rpm / 6800 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)56.4 kW / 75.6 hp / 75.6 hp (est.)
CoolantSpecific output78.5 kW/l / 1.726 bhp/cu in / 1.726 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque100.3 N·m/l / 0.88 lb·ft/cu in / 0.88 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) speed241 km/h / 150 mph / 150 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio202.1 kW/ton / 153.1 bhp/ton / 153.1 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)8.8 l/100km / 32.1 mpg-UK / 26.7 mpg-US
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions208 g/km / 335 g/mi / 335 g/mi
  Range455 km / 283 mi / 283 mi

Chassis

Engine locationmiddleEngine alignment
SteeringSteering detailsPower assisted steering Power assisted steering
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontWishbone (A-arm, control arm)Suspension rearIndependent
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front220/45-R17Tyres rear
Brakes frontBrakes rear
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsABS (anti-lock braking system), EBD (electronic brake-force distribution)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Lotus Elise 111 R

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