- 2021 Lotus Elise Final Edition offered in two variants
- 2021 Lotus Exige Final Edition offered in three variants
- A total of 80 vehicles are expected to be available
- 0-100km/h times of 3.3 to 4.5 seconds
- Priced from $97,990 to $209,990, all before on-road costs
Pricing and specification for the 2021 Lotus Elise Final Edition and 2021 Lotus Exige Final Edition has been confirmed for Australia, just months before the legendary nameplates are set to be retired.
All models score a TFT digital instrument display, a new leather/Alcantara-trimmed steering wheel and a Final Edition numbered built plaque as standard, with both cars offering new seat trim and stitching patterns, and a range of new exterior colours paying tribute to Lotus's past including Azure Blue and Racing Green.
2021 Lotus Elise Final Edition price and specs
Two Elise Final Edition models will be offered, Sport 240 and Cup 250.
Opening the range is the Elise Sport 240 Final Edition – priced from $97,990 plus on-road costs – which sees the existing Sport 220's 1.8-litre supercharged four-cylinder engine uprated to develop 179kW and 244Nm, permitting a zero to 100km/h time of 4.5 seconds.
When fully specified with weight-saving options – namely carbon-fibre sill and engine covers, a lithium-ion starter battery and a polycarbonate rear window – the Sport 240 is the lightest car on offer, tipping the scales in at just 898kg.
A set of 10-spoke forged alloy wheels fill the arches, measuring 16 inches in diameter up front and 17 inches at the rear, wrapped in Yokohama Y105 tyres. Lotus claims the new wheels are 0.5kg lighter than the examples fitted to the outgoing Sport 220.
The Elise Cup 250 Final Edition (priced from $109,990 plus on-road costs) features a variant of the Sport 240's 1.8-litre four-cylinder, now tuned to produce 183kW/244Nm. Lotus claims a 4.3-second 0-100km/h sprint time.
This model gets an optimised aerodynamic package allowing for 155kg of downforce at its top speed of 248km/h, along with 10-spoke M Sport forged alloy wheels, Yokohama A052 tyres, Bilstein dampers and adjustable anti-roll bars.
A lightweight lithium-ion battery and polycarbonate rear window are also fitted as standard for increased weight saving, and, in top spec layout, the car weighs 931kg.
2021 Lotus Exige Final Edition price and specs
Three Lotus Exige Final Edition variants will be offered: Sport 390, Sport 420 and Cup 430.
Opening the line-up is the Exige Sport 390 Final Edition, priced from $149,950 before on-road costs.
Powering the model is a 3.5-litre supercharged V6 petrol engine shared with the wider Exige range, tuned to develop 296kW and 420Nm.
The British brand claims a 0-100km/h sprint time of 3.8 seconds, towards to a top speed of 276km/h.
The 'entry-level' Exige tips the scales in at 1138kg – making it the heaviest (just) of the three model variants.
This advanced aerodynamic package – comprising a splitter, diffuser, and spoiler – produces 70kg of downforce at the rear and 45kg up front, for a total of 115kg at top speed.
Two 17-inch front and two 18-inch rear 10-spoke forged alloy wheels hide in the wheel wells, wrapped in 205/45 front and 265/35 rear Michelin Pilot Sport 4 tyres.
Sitting above the Sport 390 is the Exige Sport 420 Final Edition, priced from $169,990 before on-road costs.
It's the fastest vehicle in the line-up in a straight line, extracting 313kW/427Nm from its 3.5-litre supercharged V6 to complete the 0-100km/h sprint in a claimed 3.4 seconds, and rocketing to a top speed of 290km/h.
Weighing 1110kg, stopping power comes from AP Racing brakes, with forged four-piston calipers and two-piece J-Hook brake discs at all four corners.
Adjustable Eibach anti-roll bars and three-way adjustable Nitron dampers are standard, as are 17-inch front and 18-inch lightweight forged alloy wheels wrapped in 215/45 front and 285/30 rear Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 rubber.
Sitting atop the range is the $209,990 Exige Cup 430 Final Edition, which derives 320kW and 440Nm from its supercharged V6 powerplant, for a claimed 0-100km/h sprint time of 3.3 seconds.
This variant picks up carbon-fibre panels on the front splitter, front access panel, roof, diffuser surround, air-intake side pods, one-piece tailgate, and rear wing – good for 171kg of downforce at its top speed of 280km/h.
The lower-grade Exige Sport 420's suspension, tyre and brake packages carry over to the top-spec car, though the Cup 430 gains diamond-cut 17-inch front and 18-inch rear alloy wheels, a high-flow titanium sports exhaust, and a multi-mode traction control system.
A total of 80 Final Edition units will be brought to Australia, however the split between model types has yet to be confirmed by the local distributor.
2021 Lotus Elise and Exige Final Edition Australian pricing
- Elise Sport 240 Final Edition – $97,990
- Elise Cup 250 Final Edition – $109,990
- Exige Sport 390 Final Edition – $149,950
- Exige Sport 420 Final Edition – $169,990
- Exige Cup 430 Final Edition – $209,990
Note: All prices exclude on-road costs.