Back To The Basic, Lotus cut weight Elise Sprint Edition

Tuesday, March 21st 2017. | News

Lotus is a car manufacturer that is known as a manufacturer of small lightweight sports car, so having the ability to bulldoze the bend at high speed. In the first generation, Lotus Elise weighs 725 kg, which was launched in 1996.

On development, Elise weight continued to increase due to follow the strength of the greater, up to 914 kg. Basically, weight of 914 kg is still in the category of light load, however, Elise Designers consider new models of this car should be re-run on a strict diet to achieve a body weight below 800 kg.

As a result, Lotus Elise Sprint Edition introduced by the sports car manufacturer based in Hethel, Norfolk, England finally broke through Elise body weight reached 795 kg. This diet program is done by building this car uses carbon fiber material being a major player with a presence in the body panels, roll hoop cover, engine cover, and the structure of the seat.

In addition, the mechanism of transfer of 6-speed manual gearbox that also exploited in reducing weight. Furthermore the use of lithium-ion battery, forged-alloy rims, as well as the rear glass made from polycarbon also thought to affect weight loss. Meanwhile, in the cockpit there is a new console, new instrument panel with graphics, as well as connected entertainment system with iPod and Bluetooth.

Under the hood Lotus Elise Sprint Edition, there is a choice between a 1.6-liter supercharged engine that produces 134 hp and most powerful is the 1.8-liter Supercharged with a power of 217 hp.