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Lotus Elise 2015 - Web Exclusive

The Elise 2015 should reach 0-62mph in under 4.5 seconds with a 2.0 liter inline 4-cylinder pressure-charged engine delivering up to 320hp.

Oct 1, 2010

See the video at eurotuner.com and youtube.com/eurotuner

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There's still room for the Elise at Lotus, but what a difference a decade or two makes. This Elise is due for release in 2015 when the Elise comes of age.

Aesthetically, it's pleasing to the eye but the practicality of the car has had a major overhaul, with improvements made to the occupant access.

Dany Bahar, Chief Executive Officer of Group Lotus, said: "We worked very hard on getting the Elise 2015 exactly right. It's our entry level car so needs to give a proper introduction to the Lotus driving experience."

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"The Elise you can buy now is still a fantastic car, make no mistake, Lotus remain very proud of it, but this is a natural progression for us moving forward. The Elise 2015 will also be class-leading in terms of performance and efficiency but it will do more than that it will take the Elise model to the forefront of its class across the board."

"The design of the Elise 2015 is perfect for the target market, it's young, strong, confident, verging on ruthless, it mirrors the engineering and technology. It's the next generation Elise for a new generation of Lotus drivers."

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The Elise 2015 has lost none of the charm that made the two-seater sports car famous. It will retain performance through lightweight and handles like a dream. With a 2.0 liter inline 4-cylinder pressure-charged engine delivering up to 320hp, the Elise 2015 should reach 0-62mph in under 4.5 seconds.

Layout: 2-seater, mid-engined, rear-wheel drive
Engine: Petrol with start/stop option
Hybrid Technology: start/stop technology
Cylinder 4
Capacity: 2.0 liter
Power/Torque: 320hp/ 240 lb-ft
Rev limit: 7,800 rpm
0-100 km/h: 4.3 seconds
Top speed: 270 km/h
CO2 approx (CO2/km): 150g/km**
Weight: 1,095 kg
Seats: 2
Transmission: 6 Speed Manual, DCT optional
Drive: RWD
Start of production: Early 2015
Enters the market: Spring 2015
Price indication: Circa ?35,000

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