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Elise Sprint 220

0-60 MPH IN 4.1 SEC


Elise Sprint 220 - Sprint Spirit


Ensuring that this latest Elise remains true to the company’s DNA, the return for the Sprint badge – as used on historic models including the Elan – is designed to provide a highly attractive super-lightweight option sitting above the Elise Sport 220. Featuring a host of weight-saving items as standard, the new Elise Sprint 220 offers the latest in efficient engineering to deliver a car that sets the standard at under 800 kg.

Elise Sprint 220 - Performance


Offering 217 hp / 250 Nm of torque, the 1.8-litre supercharged engine of the Elise Sprint 220 has been specifically tuned to deliver a benchmark power-to-weight ratio and class leading efficiency. The car’s reduction in weight translates into quicker acceleration with 0-60 mph in 4.1 seconds, harder cornering and a power to weight ratio of up to 257 hp / tonne. Being so lightweight, emissions are extremely low with 173 g CO2 / km. Stopping power is provided by AP Racing twin-piston front calipers and Brembo single-piston rear-calipers – optional lightweight two-piece brake discs are also available. Like all Elise, the Elise Sprint 220 benefits from Lotus’ Dynamic Performance Management (Lotus DPM) with user selectable driving modes (Tour / Sport / Off). Last not least, Hethel’s acoustic engineers have spent time altering the aural appeal of the Elise Sprint 220: providing the perfect soundtrack at any speed, its new exhaust makes the 1.8-litre supercharged Elise Sprint 220 the best-sounding 4-cylinder car on the market.

Elise Sprint 220 - Super Lightweight


The Sprint edition of the Lotus Elise Sport 220 has removed 40 kg from the previous model, to reach a benchmark dry weight of just 845kg. The standard lightweight components of the Elise Sprint 220 include a Lithium-Ion battery, saving 9 kg, Lotus’ beautifully detailed carbon race seats, 6 kg, new lightweight forged alloy wheels, 5 kg, while the carbon access panel, roll hoop cover and engine cover, and polycarbonate rear screen save 6 kg. Collectively they cut an impressive 26 kg, compared to the Elise Sport 220. Optional two-piece brake discs, saving 4 kg, a well as optional carbon sill covers enable to reduce the weight even further.

Elise Sprint 220 - Design


Featuring the Elise’s distinctive new styling, the Elise Sprint 220 integrates a new front and rear aesthetic. External design touches for the Sprint range include a matt black transom panel, black wheels which come with custom contrasting metal spun rims, distinctive yet subtle side stripes on the bodywork and unique side and rear badging. The Elise Sprint 220 also receives a wide range of cabin enhancements – including the lightweight open-gate gear select mechanism first introduced on the Lotus Exige Sport 350. Other highlights comprise bodywork keyed colour inserts for the sports seats, transmission console and heating control surround, along with embroidered Sprint logo to the seat back and embroidered Lotus roundel to the head restraints. The Sprint’s detailing continues inside with an array of optional Alcantara® trim panels on the doors, sills, seats and vents surrounds, all with contrasting stitching.

145 MPH

0 – 60 MPH
4.1 SECS

217 HP

845 KG


Fuel-injected and supercharged
1.8-litre engine develops 217bhp (220PS)
Delivers 184lbs ft (250Nm) of torque
Mid-engine provides balance
Lotus-developed Electronic Throttle Control
Electronic Differential Lock (EDL)
Exhilarating acceleration
State of the art construction, entirely handmade
Lightweight, extruded aluminium bonded chassis structure
Exceptional torsional rigidity
Provides solid handling base
Fully independent double wishbone sports suspension with front anti-roll bar
6 speed manual gearbox with sports ratios
Exposed aluminium gearshift mechanism
Close ratios
Precise changes
Balanced clutch weight
Head-turning presence
New front and rear aesthetic
Exterior and interior carbon fiber components as standard
New exterior and interior Pack options (Alcantara, Leather, Interiour Colour)

Carbon fibre seats
Lightweight open-gate gear select mechanism for a more precise and quicker shifting
Steering wheel trimmed in black leather
Engine start push button


Max power  217 hp at 6800 rpm (220 PS) (162 kW)
Max torque  184 lbft at 4,600 rpm (250 Nm)
0-60 mph  4.1 seconds
0-100 km/h  4.5 seconds 
Max speed  145 mph (234 km/h)  
Power to weight ratio  257 hp/tonne (XXX PS/1000kg)
Lowest possible dry weight  845 kg
Dry weight  851 kg
Kerb weight  878 kg
Urban  27.4 (10.3)
Extra Urban  47.9 (5.9)
Combined  37.7 (7.5)
CO2 emissions, Combined  173 g/km
All alloy,1.6 litre DOHC 4 cylinder, dual VVT-i and Valvematic, 16 valve with chargecooler supercharger    Standard
Mid mounted, transverse, rear wheel drive    Standard
Lotus Electronic Throttle Control System  Standard
6 speed manual gearbox with sports ratios     Standard
Exposed aluminium gearshift mechanism     Standard
Electronic Differential Lock (EDL)          Standard
Lightweight, extruded aluminium bonded chassis structure  Standard
Fully independent double wishbone sports suspension with front anti-roll bar   Standard
Bilstein high performance gas dampers, front and rear       Standard
Eibach springs, front and rear     Standard
Lotus tuned ABS system   Standard
AP Racing twin-piston front calipers  Standard
Brembo single-piston rear calipers    Standard
Red painted brake calipers     Option
Lightweight Lithium-ion battery       Standard
Lightweight two-piece high performance brake discs     Option
Tyre Pressure Monitoring System       Standard

Lightweight black diamond cut forged wheels (16” front and 17” rear)   Standard
Front Yokohama Advan Neova AD07 tyres 175/55 ZR16   Standard
Rear Yokohama Advan Neova AD07 tyres 225/45 ZR17    Standard
Servo assisted, cross drilled and ventilated brake discs, 288 mm diameter, front and rear   Standard
Aerodynamically  optimized black rear diffuser  Standard
Clear sill stone chip protection film    Standard
Carbon fibre access panel        Standard
Carbon fibre engine cover    Standard
Polycarbonate bulkhead glass          Standard
Carbon fibre roll hoop cover       Standard

Black leather steering wheel       Standard
Polished aluminum gear knob and leather handbrake sleeve  Standard
Technical fabric sports seats and part leather interior   Standard
Carbon Fibre Bucket Seats        Standard
Engine start push button              Standard
Driver and passenger airbags     Standard
Tyre puncture repair kit         Standard
Interior Colour Pack     Standard
Alcantara® Trim Pack Option
Leather interior Trim Pack Option
Alcantara® trimmed steering wheel Option
Alcantara® trimmed vent surrounds Option
Alcantara® trimmed sill covers Option
Full carpet Option
Floor mats Option
Red painted brake calipers Option
Air conditioning Option
Bluetooth enabled stereo plus two front mounted speakers Option
Sound insulation Option
Cruise control Option
Two-piece high-performance brake discs Option
Carbon fibre hard-top Option
Carbon fibre sill covers Option
Metallic Paint Option
Exclusive Paint: Alternative metallic colours Option
Exclusive Paint: Alternative pearlescent colours Option
Exclusive Paint: Custom colour choice Option
Exclusive Leather: Alternative colour Option
Exclusive Stitch: Alternative colour Option

The above options represent just a sample of what is available through Lotus Exclusive. Further information on the Lotus Exclusive programme, including a comprehensive list of the available customisation options can be found at:


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