Lotus launches the Elise Sport and Sport 220

Revisions to the Lotus Elise range mean the entry-level model is now called Sport, while the S has been replaced by a Sport 220 version.

The changes aren't just cosmetic though, because both the Sport and Sport 220 are 10 kg (22 lbs) lighter than their predecessors. That diet has been achieved by modifying various components such as the seats and battery. Some parts – presumably unnecessary – have even been removed altogether.

Lotus Elise Sport (2016) Front SideLotus Elise Sport (2016) Interior

Lotus Elise Sport 220 (2016) InteriorLotus Elise Sport 220 (2016) Front Side

Sales of the two new Elise variants are due to begin across Europe next month. They'll then be available in other worldwide markets from January 2016.

Elise Sport Sport 220
UK price £29,900 £36,500
Euro price €39,900 €48,700
Engine 1.6 litre I4 1.8 litre I4 supercharged
Transmission Six-speed manual Six-speed manual
Power 134 bhp (100 kW / 136 PS) 217 bhp (162 kW / 220 PS)
Torque 160 Nm (118 lb/ft) 250 Nm (184 lb/ft)
0-62 mph (100 km/h) 6.5 secs 4.6 secs
Top speed 127 mph (204 km/h) 145 mph (234 km/h)
Combined cycle 44.8 mpg (6.3 l/100km) 37.7 mpg (7.5 l/100km)
CO2 emissions 149 g/km 173 g/km
Unladen weight 866 kg (1,909 lbs) 914 kg (2,015 lbs)

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