1999→2001 Lotus Elise 111S


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.

1999→2001 Lotus Elise 111S

In Detail

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type Series Production Car
production years 1999 – 2001
released at 1999 Geneva Motorshow
built at Hethel, England
price $ $ £26,590
engine Inline-4
position Mid
aspiration N/A
block material aluminium
valvetrain DOHC
fuel feed Injection
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
redline 7000
driven wheels RWD
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