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Lotus Elise S1 Metal Grey '98

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Reference CH3731
Make Lotus
Model Elise S1 Metal Grey '98
Type cabrio
Construction year 1998
KM 65050
Cilinder displacement 1796
Gears manual
Steering left hand drive
  • Original French car.
  • French papers.
  • Recently serviced.
  • Maintenance invoices available.
  • Clean and original.

The Lotus Elise was conceived in early 1994 and released in September 1996.  The Elise has a fibreglass body shell atop its bonded extruded aluminium chassis that provides a rigid platform for the suspension, while keeping weight and production costs to a minimum.  The Elise was named after Elisa, the granddaughter of Romano Artiolin who was chairman of Lotus and Bugatti at the time of the car's launch.

Series 1 was designed by Julian Thomson, then head of design at Lotus, and Richard Rackham, Lotus's chief engineer.   It was briefly assembled on a dedicated assembly line at Proton's Shah Alam factory between 1997 and 2000.  

Specifications

  • Bodywork
  • Length : cm (in): 373 (146.9)
  • Width : cm (in): 170 (66.9)
  • Height : cm (in): 120 (47.2)
  • Wheelbase : cm (in) : 230 (90.6)
  • Weight: kg (lb) : 705 (1556)
  • Mechanics.
  • Displacement : straight-four 1796 cc (110 cu in) (Rover K1.8), rear-mounted
  • Valve gear : 16
  • Fuel system : injection
  • Gearbox : 5-speed manual
  • Drive wheels : rear-wheel drive
  • Maximum power : 118 hp at 5500 rpm)
  • Maximum torque : 169 Nm at 3000 rpm)
  • Maximum speed : 200 km/h (124 mph)
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