Its compact dimensions make navigating narrow city roads easy, and its distinctive styling ensures plenty of on-road presence. If so please and we will add it to our All content Copyright of Wire Wheel Classic Sports Cars, Inc 2019. An all-new Series 2 Elise line up was announced for the 2001 model year with sleeker styling and some modifications to the engine and suspension. Our unique algorithm classifies jobs according to a wide variety of factors, estimates the market rate for this specification of job and displays the estimated rate of pay when sufficient data is available but can't take into account differences in the level of experience required, responsibilities or working hours. It tracks superbly, sticking tight to the tarmac as you establish a rhythm and flow through the turns.
A door mirror is £115, a front shock absorber retails at around £145 whilst a rear silencer, including tail pipes and trim, won't leave you much change from £400. A 111S model was also available including niceties such as carpet, a beefier stereo system and leather trim. Due to eBay policy, we must honor this sale. Anything that detracts from the driving experience was excised and everything else pared down to a skeletal dimension. The headlamp units were sealed. It's now possible to hit 60mph in only 5. There are three versions of the Elise.
The first major change for the second generation Elise came in summer 2002 when 111 and 111S models were introduced, both powered by a 156bhp version of the 1. Despite the attractions of the 190bhp rocket, the Elise 135R is probably the best balanced Elise currently available if pure driving pleasure is your bag. Our unique pricing algorithm classifies vehicles according to a wide variety of factors, estimates the market price for this specification of vehicle and displays this pricing tag when sufficient data is available but can't take into account the seller's reason for sale, vehicle modifications or condition. It is powered by the all-aluminium 189 horsepower 141 kW 1. For more information please Wire Wheel Classic Sports Cars, Inc. The Elise leads the way with its lightweight, state-of-the-art, extruded and bonded aluminium chassis, allied to competition standard wishbone suspension.
What You Get The original philosophy was always wheels, engine, suspension, a driving position that almost sits you on the floor and a great deal of exposed aluminium and fresh air. What You Pay Please for an exact up-to-date information. For the 2007 model year Lotus there were several further minor changes made. Given the length of the British summer, an eight to ten week wait for a body panel can become a massive inconvenience. Trying to resolve this problem by adjusting the cable will result in partial throttle opening. But for the price, 15 minutes of cleaning was worth it to get a working replacement part.
Designed to deliver, it inspires confidence with precision control, perfect balance and pedigree dynamics. This model has been followed up by the 2006 Model Year Elise 111R and SportRacer models. The Elise's chassis was unchanged in '111' form but a few minor modifications were wrought elsewhere. Negotiate hard on cars approaching this mileage which have yet to have the work done, although the job only costs around £200 to do. A truly modern evolution of the classic two-seat sports car, this is a Lotus that immerses you totally in the intensity of the drive, on road or on track.
I highly recommend this company as they seem to have a different approach to the auto parts industry in which the customer comes first. Similar Cars For vehicles of different makes, our suggestions are based on the similarities in price, mileage, engine size, horsepower, transmission, body type, drive train and fuel type between the two models. For oginal buyers, it was best to stick to the standard Elise 111 and revel in its purity. Create alert Receive the latest listings for 2001 Lotus Elise for sale Create alert Please enter a valid email address. The 135R isn't going to appeal to everybody - in fact the ride is so stiff over city streets that it will test the patience of all but the most committed.
Anybody who has completed a fair few laps in a Mk1 car will know the meaning of 'lift off oversteer', which for the uninitiated is that moment when you lift off the gas whilst cornering at full commitment, causing the weight to shift to the front of the car thus making the back end spin out. Find a good one and you'll wonder why it took you so long to get behind the wheel of a car that makes almost everything else look seem dull-witted and bovine. On the Road Whatever faults, inconveniences or costs you'll have to contend with elsewhere, this is where the Elise cranks the equation way over onto the positive side. The Rover K Series engine is a hardy little beast, the main problem being that later cars leak coolant from the sealings around their plastic intake manifolds. The key complaint amongst Elise owners regarding replacement parts is the long wait for replacement body panels.
Here's the lowdown on this king of light entertainment. The close ratio five-speed gearbox that was such a hit with owners of the 'old' Elise 111S has found its way into the latest car, along with a remapped engine control unit to give more aggressive throttle response. Could not be happier with an auto parts company, and I'm not usually thrilled about the car industry's customer service. Front discs cost £90, a headlamp unit around £135 and a new windscreen is £240. The chassis was made of bonded aluminium, and the Elise was only available with a five-speed manual gearbox.
Power 156 bhp Top Speed 132 mph 0-60 mph 5. To see a review from AustralianCar. Not only does Pacific Motors deliver on their promise of quality and accurately described products, they deliver fast and free. There's a narrow space behind the front seats, and a tiny boot, but that's about it. These also came with associated handling upgrades such as Lotus Sport Suspension and wider wheels with Yokohama Advan A048 tyres. The Series 2 model is acclaimed as the best version of the Elise to date, with tremendous performance numbers. The eight-spoke alloy wheels are the most obvious eye catcher, but the tyres are still the same size.