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2008 Lotus Elise Pictures

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The 1.8-liter Toyota engine is familiar, but it now offers a supercharger and 217 hp. It might have a back-to-basics approach, but the ride quality of the Elise SC is exceptional for such a sporting car. The Elise SC hits U.S. showrooms in June. Prices are yet to be announced but it will be a little cheaper than the $59,890 Exige S. The Touring Pack is $1,600 well spent as it introduces a bit of leather, extra sound insulation, carpet and other upgrades that make the interior more livable. The rear trunk spoiler adds stability at speed and tells your buddies that you have a supercharged Elise. In case you hadn't figured it out already, SC stands for supercharged. 2008 Lotus Elise California Edition Convertible 2008 Lotus Elise SC Wheel Detail 2008 Lotus Elise SC Rear Badging The $2,600 Sport Pack gives you lightweight forged wheels, sport-tuned Bilstein dampers and slightly livelier handling. A Lotus-designed Magnuson-built Roots-type supercharger has been wedged between the 1.8-liter Toyota 2ZZ engine and the rear bulkhead. The first no-frills Elise has led to a full range of Lotus models in both roadster and coupe form. As ever, the Elise's removable roof totally changes the Lotus experience compared to the enclosed Exige S. 2008 Lotus Elise SC Convertible 2008 Lotus Elise SC Side Badging Lotus Elise. Handling and steering are just as remarkable as ever. Lotus Elise. Retro charm: Lotus does some R&D on flex-fuel engines, using good old two-stroke technology, and the result is this Omnivore engine with variable compression technology. Lotus Elise. The Elise SC is as rapid as a supercar, with 100 mph just 10.7 seconds away and 150 mph within reach. The Elise SC's natural inclination is to understeer, but the handling balance can be adjusted with judicious use of the throttle. Here is where the difference is most apparent ? the 2008 Elise SC jumps out of corners like a standard Elise can't. An additional rear spoiler provides the Elise SC with an additional shot of downforce for fast bends.
2008 Lotus Elise