Lotus Elise 1.8 Cup 250 2dr Review

Category: Sports car

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
manual
Doors:
2 doors
Available colours:
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RRP£49,145
Review

By delivering one of the best driving experiences available, at any cost, the Elise highlights just how overweight and oversized some sports cars are. Of course, refinement and accessibility let it down a bit, but these are minor niggles compared to the fun of driving the thing. Put simply, if you’re looking for pure, undiluted driving pleasure, then the Elise is still king.

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Closed coupe version adds little or nothing to the base equipment of the Sport; in fact, it takes it away for added lightness.,

The more powerful 1.8 engine can propel the Elise from 0 to 62mph in just 4.2 seconds, and on to a blustery top speed of 145mph. It's tremendous fun and has more than enough urge for speedy and safe overtaking.


Key information

Doors2
Seats2
0-62 MPH3.9 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
GearboxMANUAL
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

36.2

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

N/A

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

177

g/km

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