Geneva 2011: Lotus Elise Club Racer Gets Smaller Engine, Lower Curb Weight

Geneva 2011: Lotus Elise Club Racer Gets Smaller Engine, Lower Curb Weight
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With the Lotus Elise now offered exclusively in Europe with a 1.6-liter 4-cylinder rather than the old 1.8-liter mill, it only makes sense that the limited edition Club Racer mode would follow suit. Power is rated at 134-hp and 118 lb-ft, although an optional Club Racer Power Pack (off-road use only) ups those numbers to… Continue Reading...

Lotus Elise Club Racer Revealed With Less Weight, New 1.6L Engine [Geneva Preview]

Lotus Elise Club Racer Revealed With Less Weight, New 1.6L Engine [Geneva Preview]
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Due to increasingly strict fuel economy standards, Lotus was forced to scrap its 1.8-liter 4-cylinder engine for the Elise and Exige in Europe. The good news is that the smaller 1.6-liter engine now in use helps cut a little more weight from the car, dropping it down to just 1,931 lbs. For years Lotus has… Continue Reading...