What does 149 mean exactly? And
why are we so happy about it? Read on and all
will become clear (that's a clue by the way!)....
We are delighted to announce that the new 2011
Lotus Elise has just been certified with an
outstandingly low emissions figure of 149g of
CO2 / km which represents a reduction of 16%
over the previous Lotus Elise S.
This means that the Elise has the lowest CO2 for
its performance level for any gasoline sportscar
in the world.
Not only does this low emissions figure give a
greener drive with less guilt but it also
relates directly to fuel consumption with the
new Elise turning in an impressive figure of
56.1 mpg (5.04 litres per 100 km) extra urban.
This means that the Lotus Elise could travel a
colossal 500 miles (800 km) on one tank of fuel
– the equivalent of Paris to Marseille or London
Fed up with the figures yet? Stay with us,
These world leading emissions and economy
figures are a direct result of Lotus’ commitment
to its core values of performance through light
weight and efficiency. The Elise weighs just 876
kg and to put this weight into perspective, a
nameless convertible sportscar from Stuttgart (Germany)
weighs in at 1335 kg.
Aerodynamics have been improved by 4% and a new
super efficient, 1.6 litre 4 cylinder VVT-I
engine has been installed which is 200 cc
smaller than the engine in the outgoing Lotus
Elise S and produces the same power. And the
performance figures speak for themselves: 0-60
mph in 6.0 seconds and 0-100 km/h in 6.5 seconds!
Are you ready to celebrate with us?