Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Lotus Elise (2011) [Reviews]

Lotus Elise has revolutionized the sports car 14 years ago when the little light smooth 2-seater mid-engined sports car was introduced. Ensuring that the Lotus Elise comply strictly with Lotus core values ​​of performance through lightweight, the Lotus Elise can produce supercar performance with the urban economy.

Making its debut at the 80th Geneva International Motor Show, the 2011 model year Lotus Elise introduced a range of changes and improvements to maintain its position as a leader in its class.

Body - Evolution

The body of the new Lotus Elise 2011 is an evolution of the iconic Elise design, retaining the character and style, while offering a more planted, the determined attitude and a contemporary style that connects to Evora. As with all products from Lotus design is an exciting blend of dramatic style and functional efficiency

The new Lotus Elise is a fresh body design, the front, including a new bumper, front of the door shell and a Lotus Elise which together give a broader look more road presence.

At the rear of the car, the new engine was surrounded by a distinctive "two-column" cap, while a lower diffuser more aggressive design is packaged in a stylish new bumper, which now includes the plate rear registration.

New headlight units heavily carved LED light guides (including daytime running lights and turn signals) provide a modern touch to this classic design. Moreover, the signature, the Lotus 'mouth' and familiar sculptural forms have been carefully refined to provide a clearer look more dynamic. The repositioning of the characteristics of light have allowed the introduction of the clean surface between the wide screen, which is combined with input angle and elegant details splitter leading position to give a broader and more planted.

The theme of purity is achieved for cooling openings are effectively closed with a stitch of new lightweight aluminum that gives the car sports a classic character.

The rear luggage compartment is now open for the cab, instead of a separate operation. High-quality feel the Lotus Elise has been going on throughout the car Lotus Elise in the graphic side LED turn indicators, as they are in Evora.

The riding position, perfect pedal position and steering wheel in order to support the technology means that ProBax comfortable seats and, like all Lotus cars, the driver becomes part of the machine, rather than just a passenger.
The sleek new body aerodynamics are improved with a reduction in the drag coefficient of 4%.

Finally, choose between two beautiful, light-wheeled models are available, an incredibly lightweight forged wheels, and new alloy wheels complete the picture of this archaic update Lotus icon.


The Lotus Elise introduced the new 1598 cm3, 1ZR-FAE engine supplied by Toyota. The key to this engine performance and efficiency is the Valvematic system (a system of variable valve lift), combined with the dual VVT-i (Variable Valve Timing-intelligent). The engine of continuous monitoring of the intake valve opening / closing time and lift the throttle to vary the volume of intake air flow, resulting in significant improvements in efficiency and fuel economy. This ensures optimal performance based on the state of the business drivers, helping Lotus Elise to achieve both energy efficiency and high performance.
First, the maximum power is reached near the maximum speed (rpm) 6800 rpm and maximum torque (160 Nm of respectable 118 lb.ft) is reached at 4400 rpm. This gives a good combination of mid range pull but also encourages the driver to operate the engine at maximum engine speed of 7000 rpm (the temporary speed limit). Like all Lotus Elise sports car, there are three sets of lights in the light accumulated passenger when the driver approaches the rev limiter and when all three are illuminated, they flash to indicate that the pilot is almost on the border speed the time to change gear!

Height of the hood is lifted 34 mm 1ZR top spot in the engine than the previous 1zz the engine from the previous model is due in part to Valvematic technology with the new engine. This has given engineers the ability to Lotus subtly redesign the rear panel to respond to the theme from the front and rear of the car.