Engineering, Hethel, Norwich, Norfolk, NRI4 8EZ. Telephone (0953) 608000
Telefax (0953) 606884
Experience... Sport 160
The standard Elise is a world-beater with
a mere 120PS (118bhp), so just imagine the awesome potential of the
Sport 160. Complete with special Lotus sports suspension, wider wheels
and tyres, and upgraded brakes, the Sport 160 is designed for drivers
who believe you can never have enough power.
Tuned to deliver sensational performance
at very high engine speeds, the Sport 160 is ideal for track days when
youàre free to stretch the engine and chassis to the absolute limit.
Yet thanks to carefully chosen gear ratios, the hard-hitting baby supercar
is also a relaxed motorway cruiser.
On road or track the Sport 160 dishes up
thrills like no other car on earth just think of it as having
What the papers say...
|'Fire the K series into life and immediately you
know something special is going on behind your head. Gone is the
K series clatter, replaced by a lumpy tickover and an angry growl
from the tuned power. For some it will be too much, for others just
right. From 3000rpm the engine comes alive, picking up its stride
and galloping head-long towards the horizon. Keep going past 5000rpm
and the Sport 160 takes on a whole new roleó the growl deepens and
the tacho swings round to 7000rpm in the blink of an eye.'
Type: Four-cylinder in-line, dohc, four valves per cylinder, transversely
Construction: All aluminium.
Maximum power: 160PS (118kW) at 7000rpm.
Maximum torque: 128lb ft (174Nm) at 5200rpm.
Manual five-speed transaxle driving the rear wheels.
First: 3.17to one.
Second: 1.84 to one.
Third: 1.31 to one.
Fourth: 1.03 to one.
Fifth: 0.77 to one
Reverse: 3.00 to one.
Final drive: 3.94 to one.
Composite body panels with detachable front and rear clamshells, integral
Lotus-designed structure of epoxy-bonded aluminium extrusions incorporating
Double-wishbones with single coil springs over onotube dampers all-round;
Lotus Sport suspension settings. Lotus-patented extruded aluminium front
Adjustable link front anti-roll bar. Rear toe-link.
Rack and pinion, non-power-assisted.
MIM five-spoke alloy.
Pirelli P Zero
Front: 185/55 R15
Rear: 225/45 R16
Ventilated iron discs all-round.
Lotus/AP Racing front allipers,
Brembo rear callipers.
Wheelbase: 90.6in (2300mm).
Front track: 56.7in (1440mm).
Rear track: (1470mm).
Overall length: 147.0in (3734mm).
Overall width: 67.0in (1701mm) excluding mirrors.
Overall height: 45.2in (1148mm).
Ground clearance: 6.3in (160mm).
Tank capacity: 8.0gal (36.4 litres).
Fuel grade: 95 RON minimum.
MIM five-spoke alloy wheels (key-bolted), pillar-mounted rear aerofoil,
headlamp covers, Ísmokedà front indicator lenses, driving lamps, audio
fitting kit Alcantara/nylon upholstery.
Metalic paint, Hardtop, Alcantata trim.