New Elise Likely Has Lowest CO2 Emissions of Any Gas-fed Sports Car, Lotus SaysBy Scott Doggett February 16, 2010
When it makes its world debut at the Geneva Motor Show in a couple of weeks, the 2011 Elise two-seat mid-engine sports car (pictured) will likely become the cleanest vehicle of its kind on Earth with regard to tailpipe emission, Lotus said in a statement this week.
The Elise range will offer three gasoline engine choices:
- A new 1.6-liter four-cylinder producing 134 horsepower, 0-60 mph in 6.7 seconds, and less than 155 gram of CO2 per kilometer;
- A 1.8-liter four-cylinder producing 192 horsepower. 0-60 mph in 5.1 seconds, and 196 grams of CO2 per kilometer;
- And a 1.8-liter supercharged engine producing 220 horsepower, 0-60 mph in 4.3 seconds, and 199 grams of CO2 per kilometer.
Pricing for the new Elise will be announced next month, at which time we expect the British automaker to provide fuel-economy estimates for the model.