The 2016 Lotus Elise is a two-seat roadster, which is offered in two main trim levels. The 2016 Lotus Elise comes standard with alloy wheels, removable Targa-style hard and soft spikes, high-performance tires, air conditioning, the leather-wrapped Momo steering wheel, power windows and locks, leather seats, a trip computer and a four-speaker Alpine stereo with CD player and an iPod interface.
2016 Lotus Elise Features
The 2016 Lotus Elise adds a compressor, rear spoiler and unique wheels. However, the basic model of the leather seats, iPod interface and additional sound insulation is missing, this can be added with the Touring package again. The hardtop is optional.
A 2016 Lotus Elise Sport package is available for both Elise and adds unique wheels, traction control, Bilstein dampers and sport seats. The stand-alone options include the paint protection film black-painted wheels and the diffuser, a limited slip differential and a selection of limited and lifestyle paint colors.
A special edition Elise Roger Becker debuts in 2016 in honor of the recently retired head of Lotus vehicle engineering. Model includes Touring and Sport packages, together with the limited-slip differential. It is offered only in a handful of colors with a black leather interior.
2016 Lotus Elise Interior
The 2016 Lotus Elise interior has everything you need and nothing you do not. It’s a tough cabin with exposed metal, very little sound insulation (also with the Touring Pack) and barely enough room to accommodate the midsize male pilots. The cabin is so narrow that the passenger sitting shoulder to shoulder with the driver, while the vicinity of the engine requires behind their heads shout to have a conversation. Weight savings are taken to the extreme with the Elise, as well as the front passenger’s seat lacks any kind of fore / aft adjustment. Instead, it is bolted directly to the floor.
Those larger than 5 feet 10 or wider than a medium build may have difficulty with input and output, especially when the roof is in place. The wide rocker panel, steering wheel and low on-the-couch sitting position require a lot of exercise in order, pass to and from the driver pedestrians, without looking like a complete oaf. Most find that the best method is to push in feet first, fall into the seat.
Once seated, the driver and front passenger are held tightly in place by a very aggressive side bolsters. The 2016 Lotus Elise seat cushion is significantly thinner, but create the bucket seats, a surprising amount of comfort is also so. Taller and wider people are unforgiving to find the cabin on as accommodating as a straitjacket, as they hit their knees and elbows in each surface.
2016 Lotus Elise Engine
Every 2016 Lotus Elise is powered by a 1.8-liter inline-4 Toyota Motor. The naturally aspirated version in the standard Elise produces 190 horsepower and 133 pound-feet of torque, while supercharged version increases the output to 220 hp and 155 lb-ft of torque. A 6-speed manual is only transmission available.
In tests, speeded up a 2016 Lotus Elise from zero to 60 mph in 4.9 seconds a brisk while handling proves to run a model with a 72.4 hours miles through the slalom. Fuel economy is impressive, as the car draws an EPA-estimated 21 mpg city / 27 mpg highway and 23 mpg in combined driving. The 2016 Lotus Elise is only slightly less rated at 20/26/22 mpg.
2016 Lotus Elise Safety
Because the lightweight Lotus Elise has designed for all-out performance safety equipment is as low as federally mandated rules allow. Included anti-lock brakes on the base model, such as traction control, as well as side airbags stability control is still available. The most effective safety devices in 2016 Lotus Elise, its stands to reason, are an attentive pilot, quick reflexes of the car and the chassis’ sturdy construction. In brake testing, the previous 2016 Lotus Elise with the Sport package came to a halt from 60 mph in a short 110 feet.