1999-2001 Lotus Elise 111S
The original Elise, called the Series 1 was augmented by a faster edition called the 111S, named after the Lotus type-number of the Elise — M111.
The 111S was introduced in early 1999 and contained a VVC Rover K-Series engine with a modified head and VVT type technology producing a declared 143 bhp (107 kW; 145 PS) rather than the standard Rover 1.8 L K-series 118 bhp (88 kW; 120 PS) I4 unit, along with a closer ratio manual gearbox and lower ratio final drive. It also had more padding in the seats.
The 111S also received some cosmetic changes including: headlamp covers, rear spoiler, cross drilled brake discs, alloy window winders and a new 6 spoke road wheel design.
Specs & Performance
|type||Series Production Car|
|production years||1999 – 2001|
|released at||1999 Geneva Motorshow|
|built at||Hethel, England|
|price $||$ £26,590|
|displacement||1800 cc / 109.84 in³|
|power||106.6 kw / 143 bhp @ 7000 rpm|
|specific output||79.44 bhp per litre|
|bhp/weight||189.4 bhp per tonne|
|torque||174 nm / 128.3 ft lbs @ 4500 rpm|
|curb weight||755 kg / 1664.78 lbs|
|weight distro||62 % / 38 %|
|transmission||5-Speed Manual C/R|
|top speed||~213 kph / 132.27 mph|
|0 – 60 mph||~5.4 seconds|
|0 – 100 mph||~14.4 seconds|