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The Lotus Elise: A Classic Model By Lotus

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If you were to say that the Lotus Elise has remained largely unchanged since its debut in 1996, you wouldn’t be far off. The familiar bonded aluminum chassis is a testament to its consistent design over the years.

Despite its age, the Lotus Elise continues to impress as a lightweight sports car, setting it apart in its class. It boasts a range of unique features that define its character.

When it comes to engine options, the Lotus Elise offers a choice between a naturally aspirated four-cylinder 1.6-liter engine and a supercharged 1.8-liter engine. The Toyota-sourced engine has undergone significant enhancements to meet motorsport standards, catering to those seeking a sportier driving experience.

Lotus CEO Jean-Marc Gales has hinted at a reinvention of the Lotus Elise in 2019, while maintaining the core values that have made it a beloved model. Gales expressed his commitment to retaining the aluminum-bonded chassis that has been a defining feature of the Elise, offering versatility across different versions like the Elise, Exige, and Roadster.

Looking ahead, Lotus plans to introduce a larger SUV by 2020 to align with evolving market trends. However, the lightweight class vehicles such as the Elise and Exige continue to hold a special place in the hearts of enthusiasts due to their practicality and unique appeal.

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