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Ensuring that this latest Elise remains true to the company’s DNA, the return for the Sprint badge - as used on historic models including the Elan - is designed to provide a highly attractive super-lightweight option sitting above the Elise Sport. Featuring a host of weight-saving items as standard, the new Elise Sprint offers the latest in efficient engineering to deliver a car that sets the standard at under 800 kg.

Offering 134 hp / 160 Nm of torque, the 1.6-litre naturally aspirated engine of the Elise Sprint has been specifically tuned to deliver a benchmark power-to-weight ratio and class leading efficiency. The car's reduction in weight translates into quicker acceleration with 0-60 mph in 5.9 seconds, harder cornering and a power to weight ratio of up to 168 hp / tonne. Being so lightweight, emissions are extremely low with 149 g CO2 / km. Stopping power is provided by AP Racing twin-piston front calipers and Brembo single-piston rear-calipers - optional lightweight two-piece brake discs are also available. Like all Elise, the Elise Sprint benefits from Lotus’ Dynamic Performance Management (Lotus DPM) with user selectable driving modes.

The Sprint edition of the Lotus Elise has removed 40 kg from the previous model, to reach a benchmark dry weight of just 798 kg. The Elise Sprint’s standard lightweight components include a Lithium-Ion battery, saving 9 kg, Lotus’ beautifully detailed carbon race seats, 6 kg, new lightweight forged alloy wheels, 5 kg, while the carbon access panel, roll hoop cover and engine cover, and polycarbonate rear screen save 6 kg. Collectively they cut an impressive 26 kg, compared to the previous Elise Sport. and Optional two-piece brake discs (available from May), saving 4 kg, a well as optional carbon sill covers enable to reduce the weight even further.

Featuring the Elise's distinctive new styling, the Elise Sprint integrates a new front and rear aesthetic. External design touches for the Sprint range include a matt black transom panel, black wheels which come with custom contrasting metal spun rims, distinctive yet subtle side stripes on the bodywork and unique side and rear badging. The Elise Sprint also receives a wide range of cabin enhancements - including the lightweight open-gate gear select mechanism first introduced on the Lotus Exige Sport 350. Other highlights comprise bodywork keyed colour inserts for the sports seats, transmission console and HVAC surround, along with Sprint badge stitching. The Sprint’s detailing continues inside with an array of optional Alcantara® trim panels on the doors, sills, seats and vents surrounds, all with contrasting stitching.


127 MPH

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0 - 60 MPH
5.9 SECS

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134 BHP


798 KG


  • Fuel-injected
  • 1.6-litre engine develops 134hp (136PS)
  • Delivers 118lbs ft (160Nm) of torque
  • Mid-engine provides balance
  • Lotus Electronic Throttle Control System    
  • Electronic Differential Lock (EDL)
  • Exhilarating acceleration


Max power 134 hp at 6800 rpm (136 PS) (100 kW)
Max torque 118 lbft at 4,400 rpm (160 Nm)
0-60 mph 5.9 seconds
0-100 km/h 6.2 seconds 
Max speed 127 mph (204 km/h)  
Power to weight ratio 168 hp/tonne
Lowest possible dry weight  798 kg
Dry weight 803 kg
Kerb weight 830 kg 
Urban 34.0 (8.3)
Extra Urban 56.5 (5.0)
Combined 44.8 (6.3)
CO2 emissions, Combined 149 g/km