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2011 Lotus Elise gets Evora-esque facelift

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Filed under: Convertible, Coupe, Performance, Geneva Motor Show, Europe, Lotus, UK

2011 Lotus Elise - Click above for high-res image gallery

For the first time in over seven years, the venerable Lotus Elise benefits from a substantial facelift. And if you're noticing a few cues cribbed from the Evora, your eyes aren't playing tricks on you.

However, the new front fascia isn't just there to lend some familial ties to its 2+2 sibling - since this is Lotus, it's all about efficiency. Thanks to the smoother, lower nose, restyled headlamps (now with daytime running lights), larger grille and side ducting, new engine cover and reworked rump, the 2011 Elise's coefficient of drag has been reduced by four percent.

The Toyota-sourced 1.8-liter remains amidships, putting out 192 hp in naturally aspirated guise and 217 hp when equipped with a supercharger, and for the first time Lotus is offering a new 1.6-liter engine (again, from Toyota) with 134 hp (at 6,800 rpm) and 118 pound-feet of torque (at 4,400 rpm), which should result in a 0-60 time of around six seconds. A six-speed manual remains standard on all models, and two new lightweight forged wheels are available as an option, along with cruise control.

Expect the 2011 Lotus Elise to arrive in dealers across the pond this April , with sales in the U.S. beginning later this year.

Gallery: 2011 Lotus Elise


2011 Lotus Elise gets Evora-esque facelift originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 16 Feb 2010 12:58:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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