Lotus fans, the Elise has been updated with a new model – the Sprint, and its been put on a diet!
It weighs just 798kg, thanks to a Lithium-Ion battery (saving 9kg), carbon seats (6kg) and allows 5kg
Weight saving didn’t stop there either, polycarbonate rear window and other carbon fibre work saves another 6kg – spec the right package options and you can save another 5kg.
This all equates to a total saving of 41kg over the Elise Sport, a massive saving on an already lightweight car.
In the boot sits a naturally-aspirated 1.6 or – if thats not enough for you, a supercharged 1.8-litre four-cylinder engine.
The 1.6litre produces 134bhp, 118lb ft and 0-60mph in 5.9 seconds, and the supercharged 1.6 delivers 217bhp, 184lb ft and 0-60mph in 4.1 seconds.
Price starts at £37,300 for a 1.6-litre Sprint, and £44,300 for the 1.8-litre Sprint 220.