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Lotus Elise Sport160
Lotus Engineering, Hethel, Norwich, Norfolk, NRI4 8EZ. Telephone (0953) 608000 Telefax (0953) 606884

Awesome 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 irresistible force.

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.'

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION

Engine
Type: Four-cylinder in-line, dohc, four valves per cylinder, transversely mid-mounted.
Capacity: 1796cc.
Construction: All aluminium.
Maximum power: 160PS (118kW) at 7000rpm.
Maximum torque: 128lb ft (174Nm) at 5200rpm.

Transmission
Manual five-speed transaxle driving the rear wheels.
Ratios
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.

Body
Composite body panels with detachable front and rear clamshells, integral fixed headlamps.

Chassis
Lotus-designed structure of epoxy-bonded aluminium extrusions incorporating steel roll-hoop.

Suspension
Double-wishbones with single coil springs over onotube dampers all-round;
Lotus Sport suspension settings. Lotus-patented extruded aluminium front uprights.
Adjustable link front anti-roll bar. Rear toe-link.

Steering
Rack and pinion, non-power-assisted.

Wheels
MIM five-spoke alloy.
Front: 6.0Jx15
Rear: 8.0Jx16

Tyres
Pirelli P Zero
Front: 185/55 R15
Rear: 225/45 R16

Brakes
Ventilated iron discs all-round.
Lotus/AP Racing front allipers,
Brembo rear callipers.

Vital statistics
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).

Fuel
Tank capacity: 8.0gal (36.4 litres).
Fuel grade: 95 RON minimum.

Standard equipment
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.

Options
Metalic paint, Hardtop, Alcantata trim.

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