NEW FOR 2010:

– New Performance Package

For 2010, the Lotus Elise is unchanged, except for a new Performance Package that adds high-performance Yokohama tires and a harness bar for attaching a five-point harness.

The Elise is Lotus’ soft-top model. Two versions are available: the Elise, with mid-mounted 1.8-litre four-cylinder engine, and Elise SC, with supercharged 1.8-litre four-cylinder. Both models use a close-ratio six-speed manual transmission and feature a fully independent suspension, lightweight epoxy-bonded extruded aluminum chassis, and fibreglass body.

Standard features on the Elise include 16- and 17-inch alloy wheels, air conditioning, removable soft top with storage bag, high intensity projection beam headlights, LED taillights, aluminum alloy fuel filler door, cross-drilled disc brakes with ABS, cloth seats, CD stereo, leather-trimmed Momo steering wheel, power windows, power locks, floor mats, anti-theft alarm system and tire pressure monitoring system.

The Elise SC adds unique 16- and 17-inch forged aluminum wheels.

Available options include leather seats, premium stereo with iPod connector, cargo stowage net, additional sound insulation, and additional sound and thermal soft top insulation. A special Sport Pack adds forged aluminum lightweight wheels, Lotus Sport-tuned suspension, Probax sport seats, traction control and twin oil coolers, while the Performance Package adds high-performance tires and five-point harness bar.

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