Elise CR - The stripped-back racer makes a statement.


The Elise CR is a stylish, stripped-back racer powered by a 1.6 litre engine. 19kg lighter than the standard Elise, the Elise CR makes a statement.

With the Elise CR, Lotus has gone even further to deliver the most tactile Elise ever without losing an ounce of style. It wasn't easy to find further areas for weight reduction in an already incredibly light car, but with a lot of attention to detail, Lotus has managed to make the Elise CR up to an amazing 19 kg lighter than the standard Elise. It's a revelation a pure driving experience, and some of the best fun you can have on four lightweight wheels.


Lotus Power

Powered by the same 1.6-litre engine as the standard Elise, this stripped-back racer is an uncompromised sports machine that doesn't just deliver on the road. Eibach anti-roll bar and springs plus Bilstein sports dampers mean the Elise CR provides fingertip responsiveness on the racetrack too. Handling is assisted further with the latest Lotus Dynamic Performance Management (DPM) system, and selectable Sport setting, giving the driver ultimate power and control.

Cockpit Interior

Get comfortable in the ergonomically designed sports bucket seats and grasp the small and perfectly contoured steering wheel. All controls are carefully positioned for maximum ease of use under the most demanding conditions, with nothing superficial or cosmetic distracting from the driving experience.

Aluminium features strongly, including a machined aluminium handbrake grip and gear-lever knob, as well as perfectly positioned pedals. The Elise has face-level vents that can be positioned to keep you cool with air-conditioning available as an option. And if the engine melody alone isn't enough for you, an Alpine CD receiver with iPod and MP3 connectivity provides extra soundtracks through its 4 speaker system.

Elise CR Interior

The Elise CR interior is visually striking. The comfortable bucket seats hold you firm, especially when cornering. The cockpit controls are carefully positioned for maximum ease of use under the most demanding of driving conditions.

Body colour accents and aluminium feature strongly on the interior, and a machined aluminium handbrake grip and gear-lever knob are fitted as standard. The comprehensive instrument cluster features a full set of warning lights. The Elise has face level vents that can be positioned to keep you cool. Air-conditioning is available as an option.

6 Speed Manual

Put yourself in complete control of the driving experience with the slick shifting 6 speed manual transmission, featuring sports ratios perfectly matched to the engine configuration and driving dynamics.

Dynamic Performance Management

Lotus DPM (Dynamic Performance Management) adds to the Elise's world leading handling by offering extra stability when the high levels of grip are exceeded. A selectable Sport mode takes DPM one step further, allowing the driver to safely explore the limits further still.

Wheels & Tyres

A range of specially selected lightweight alloy wheels subtly enhance the way your car looks and drives. These are mated to bespoke compound Yokohama AD07 tyres specifically developed to produce a tyre that works in perfect harmony with the suspension and chassis.

  • Maximum Power 134 hpat 6800 rpm
  • Maximum Speed 127 mphover 204 km/h
  • 0-62 mph 6.0 sec0-100km/h
  • Maximum Torque 118 lbs/ftat 4400 rpm
  • Maximum Revs 6800 rpm1.6 DOHC 4 Cylinder