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No pretender. The 2015 Lotus Elise S Club Racer is strictly one for the hardcore fans...
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FUEL ECONOMY 7.5/100km
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Lotus Elise meets the girl it was named after

The Lotus Elise has been around for some 22 years, and this week the lightweight sports car reunited with the girl that inspired its name – Elisa Artioli. Her grandfather is former chairman of Lotus, Romano Artioli, who was overseeing the British sports car manufacturer when the Elise was launched in 1995...

CarAdvice podcast 111: Riding in the tiny turbocharged Honda S660

You're joined by Paul Maric, Mike Stevens, and Scott Collie this week. Discussing car news, the 2018 BMW 620d GT goes on sale from $99,900, pricing and specs for the 2019 Kia Sportage have been announced, the Toyota Supra has been teased once again, and customers with a Sunset Yellow Kia Stinger will be offered a full respray to replace defective paint...

CarAdvice podcast 89: Joe Achilles, BMW fanatic and our guest Down Under

Joining Mandy Turner is Paul Maric and Mike Stevens. In car news this week, the BMW X3 M40i pricing and specs have been released, the Hyundai Santa Fe gets revealed, and the business case for the Chevrolet Bolt hinges on legislation. Plus, Renault Megane RS pricing is to start around $45,000, what does the future holds for Citroen and Peugeot in Australia, and the new Mercedes-Benz A-Class has been revealed...

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...