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2018 Lotus Elise Cup 260 revealed - UPDATE

Lotus has added another lightweight special edition to its lineup, in the form the Elise Cup 260. Just 30 examples of the lighter, more powerful Elise will be built to celebrate the British marque’s long history in motorsport. The eye-catching new aero package on the 260 takes inspiration from the Evora GT430, with louvred front wheel arches and a massive rear wing...

Lotus Elise Cup 250: Featherweight sports car gets track tune, Australian pricing revealed

The Lotus Elise Cup 250 has been revealed this week, adding yet another special model to the British sports car company's line-up. Sitting above the Elise Sport 220, the Cup 250 is pitched as the "fastest, most focused" four-cylinder Lotus sports car ever, and is very much a race car for the road. Powering the Elise Cup 250 is the same 1...

2017 Lotus Elise Sprint unveiled with less weight, changes for rest of range

The new Lotus Elise Sprint has had 41kg of weight stripped out of it, bringing its dry weight down to 798kg. Reviving the Sprint name, previously used on the Elan, the new variant sits above the Elise Sport, but below the Cup 250. Part of the savings are attributed to the Sprint's lithium-ion battery (9kg reduction), carbon race seats (6kg), forged alloy wheels (5kg), and polycarbonate rear windscreen...

CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for December 2, 2016

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...

New Lotus Elise confirmed for 2020

The next-generation Lotus Elise will arrive in 2020, Jean-Marc Gales, the company's boss, has confirmed. Talking to Autocar, Gales confirmed that Lotus has begun work on its next-generation sports car range. The news comes on the heels of the company's first profit, which took place in August, and is the first time the company has been in the black since 2000...

2017 Lotus Elise 250 Special Edition celebrates factory's 50th birthday

Another day, another limited-edition Lotus. This one's a little extra special, though: just 50 Lotus Elise 250 Special Edition convertibles will be built to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the company's factory in Hethel, UK. The new Elise 250 Special Edition is based on the Elise Cup 250 that was unveiled earlier this year...

Lotus Elise Race 250 revealed: track-only special could come to Aus

Lotus has revealed the Elise Race 250, a track-only version of its entry-level sports car, and it could be coming to Australia. Billed as the fastest and most focused Elise the company has produced, the Elise Race 250 was specifically developed by the Lotus Motorsport division. Powering the track-special Elise is a supercharged 1...

New Lotus Elise due in 2020, company on course for profit after two decades - report

Update - the original version of this post said all Lotus Elises use a 1.8-litre engine, see article for details The boss of sports car maker Lotus has pointed to the year 2020 for a new-generation Elise that will stay true to its roots as a lightweight sports car, according to a new report...

2017 Lotus Elise Cup 250 unveiled

The Lotus Elise Cup 250 has been unveiled, and Lotus claims that it is the fastest road-going Elise yet. Replacing the Cup 220, the Elise Cup 250 has more power and less weight. Weight saving measures mean that the Cup 250 has shed 21 kilograms compared to its forebear. The Cup 250's diet includes a new lithium-ion battery (10kg saving), carbonfibre seats (6kg saving), and forged alloy wheels (1...

Sports cars coming in 2016

Sports cars coming in 2016 Ford Mustang – January Ferrari 488 GTB – March Lotus Evora 400 – Q1 McLaren 570S – Q1 Audi R8 – Q2 Ferrari 488 Spider – Q2 Ferrari F12 tdf – Q2 Lamborghini Huracan LP580-2 – Q2 Porsche 911 Carrera 4/Carrera 4S – Q2 Porsche 911 Targa 4/Targa 4S – Q2 Lotus Elise Sport/Sport 220 – mid 2016 Porsche 911 Turbo/Turbo S – Q2/Q3 Fiat 124 Spider – Q3 Lotus Exige Sport 350 coupe – Q3 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class – Q3 Aston Martin DB11 – Q4...

Lotus Elise Sport, Sport 220 coming mid 2016

The Lotus Elise will get an update for 2016 that sees the return of the ‘Sport’ naming designation and the featherweight sports car get even lighter. The revised Elise Sport and Elise Sport 220 will arrive in local showrooms around the middle of next year, replacing the Elise and Elise S variants of the current range...