2007 Lotus Elise  -  $47,195


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $47,195
Base Invoice: $0
Destination Charge: $925
Options: $0
Trim: 2dr Conv
Doors: 2
Drive train: Front Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: | City: 24 | Hwy: 29
Body Style: 2dr Conv
Transmission: 
Engine: 1.8L DOHC EFI 16-valve aluminum alloy mid-mounted I4 engine

Model Highlights

The Lotus Elise seems to have been conceived as a race car for the street, rather than the other way around. Everything about the Elise is designed to provide unparalleled handling.

Tipping the scales at 1,980 pounds, it is obviously very light. Lotus purchased Toyota's 1.8L engine that used to power the MRS and Celica and tweaked it to put out 190 horsepower. It's that combination of light weight and modest displacement that makes for the Elise's remarkable efficiency. The EPA rates the Elise at 24 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway--incredible for a car that can run a quarter-mile in 13.6 seconds.

The car is built on a lightweight aluminum chassis and carries almost nothing that doesn't contribute directly to higher performance. The engine is mounted mid-ship. The anti-lock disc brakes are dual-piston up front and Brembo single-piston in the rear. The steering is unassisted rack and pinion with a quick ratio to make it easy to use. The only transmission is a six-speed manual.

Lotus does concede a few comfort items, however. The cloth racing-style seats have leather inserts. Air conditioning, which can be deleted for a $250 credit, is standard. A CD player by Alpine provides musical accompaniment.

Enthusiasts will buy the Elise for any number of reasons, most relating to the purity of the driving experience. Whether that experience is on the track or the open road, Lotus offers several ways to tweak the vehicle.

The Touring Package increases ride comfort by upgrading the seats to full leather, adding power windows, and additional sound insulation. The Sports Package adds wider front performance tires and stiffer performance-tuned shocks for better handling. The Premium Package adds more leather trim on the shift knob and parking brake handle, a cup holder, and a 200-watt Alpine stereo with subwoofer, XM Satellite radio and iPod connectivity. Finally, the Track Package is really appropriate for those who are planning on taking their Elise racing, because it adds racing-style adjustable Bilstein shocks with threaded spring perches as well as mounting provisions for a racing harness and roll bar.


Pros

Track-ready performance; excellent fuel economy; head-turning looks.


Model News

The 2007 Lotus Elise is unchanged from last year. Base prices rose $3,280 from 2006.


Value Writeup

The 2007 Lotus Elise is as pure a lightweight sports car as is currently available in North America. Its Toyota-sourced 1.8L four-cylinder engine may only put out 190 horsepower, but that is more than enough to propel the 1,980-pound Elise. Lotus claims this makes for zero to sixty times under five seconds. Lotus has long been known for building great-handling cars, and the Elise is no different. It can do 1.0 g at the skid pad, and yet is rated to achieve 29 miles-per-gallon on the highway. Priced starting at only $46,270, it is a fantastic performance bargain with virtually no peer.


Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
29 MPG

Cruising Range - City
254.40 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
24 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
307.40 mi

Engine Type
Gas I4

Displacement
1.8L/110

Fuel System
MPFI

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
190 @ 7800

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
138 @ 6800

Trans Type
6

Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD

First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.17

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.05

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.48

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.17

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.92

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.81

Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.25

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.53

EPA Classification
Two Seater

Passenger Capacity
2

Wheelbase
90.5 in

Length, Overall
149.0 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
72.8 in

Height, Overall
44.0 in

Track Width, Front
57.4 in

Track Width, Rear
59.2 in

Min Ground Clearance
5.3 in

Base Curb Weight
1984 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
Independent

Suspension Type - Rear
Independent

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs

Front Tire Size
P175/55WR16

Rear Tire Size
P225/45WR17

Front Wheel Size
16 x 5.5 in

Rear Wheel Size
17 x 7.5 in

Front Wheel Material
Alloy

Rear Wheel Material
Alloy

Steering Type
Pwr

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
32.8 ft

Brake Type
Pwr

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
10.6 gal

Warranty Note
<<< PRELIMINARY 2007 WARRANTY >>>

Basic Years
2

Basic Miles/km
Unlimited

Drivetrain Years
2

Drivetrain Miles/km
Unlimited

Corrosion Years
8

Corrosion Miles/km
Unlimited

1.8L DOHC EFI 16-valve aluminum alloy mid-mounted I4 engine

6-speed manual transaxle w/OD

Front wheel drive

Independent front/rear suspension w/Eibach coil springs & Bilstein gas shock absorbers

Front stabilizer bar

P175/55R16 Yokohama Advan Neova AD07 LTS performance front tires

P225/45R17 Yokohama Advan Neova AD07 LTS performance rear tires

16" 8-spoke alloy front wheels w/wheel locks

17" 8-spoke alloy rear wheels w/wheel locks

Inflatable spare tire kit

Pwr rack & pinion steering

Front AP Racing/rear Brembo pwr vented cross-drilled disc brakes

4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS)

Stainless steel silencer w/dual chrome exhaust tips

Black cloth soft removable targa top

Underbody aero cladding

Front air dam

Front/rear body color bumpers

Front mud guards

Body color rear trunk lip spoiler

Rear air dam

Rear diffuser w/aluminum grills

Daytime running lights

Dual body-color manual mirrors

Tinted glass

Intermittent windshield wipers

Cloth seat trim w/leather inserts

Dual composite sport front bucket seats w/manual recline & integral headrests

Black carpeted front floor mats

Leather & cloth door trim

Leather-wrapped Momo steering wheel

Pwr central locking

Remote keyless entry system w/multi-function remote

Anti-theft system w/immobilizer & alarm

Air conditioning

Tachometer

Engine start button

Alpine AM/FM stereo w/CD player, (4) speakers, RDS

Aluminum trim on shift knob, e-brake handle, window winders, floor, center dash console, doors & steering wheel

Dual sun visors

City 24/hwy 29 (1.8L engine/6-speed manual trans)

4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS)

Driver & passenger airbags

Front outboard 3-point seatbelts

Daytime running lights

Side guard door beams

 
SOLID PAINT
$0

 
METALLIC PAINT
$590

 
LIFESTYLE PAINT
$1,200

 
COLOR MATCHED HARD TOP
$1,475

 
TOURING PKG
$1,350

 
SPORTS PKG
$2,480

 
TRACK PKG
$2,495

 
PREMIUM PKG
$695

 
LIMITED SLIP DIFFERENTIAL
$1,790

 
TRACTION CONTROL
$495

 
FORGED WHEEL PKG
$1,695

 
SPECIAL STITCHING
$1,295

 
DELETE AIR CONDITIONING
$-250

 
BLACK PACK
$250

 
STAR SHIELD
$995

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