It’s hard to believe that the Lotus Elise has been in production for 25 years but thanks to its ingenious engineering, it still feels fresh and exciting as the day it debuted back in 1996.
As 2021 will be the last year of production for both the Elise and the Exige, Lotus is paying tribute to its iconic roadster with a special Final Edition model. Carfection’s Henry Catchpole reminds us why the Lotus Elise is considered one of the finest driver’s cars around.
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Apart from the necessary decals and interior plaque, the Final Edition of the Lotus Elise is fitted with a more powerful version of the supercharged Toyota-sourced 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine, which here makes 240 HP and 180 lb-ft (244 Nm) of torque.
0-60 mph is a matter of 4.1 seconds,
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