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2005 Lotus Elise

At a Glance

Pricing $41,725
Drive Types RWD
Engines 2.0l I4
Transmissions M6
Fuel Economy 23 (city), 27 (highway)

Our Ratings

Velocity Index 77

Overview Information

The Lotus Elise will be offered in the United States for the first time. The Elise features a composite body on an aluminum chassis and weighs in at a mere 1950 pounds. The Toyota 1.8-liter four cylinder offers 190hp coupled to a 6-speed manual transmission. Lotus claims 0-60 times well under 5 seconds. The base price for the Elise will be $39,985.

What Changed:

On sale for years, the Lotus Elise will be offered in the United States for the first time. A composite body wraps an all aluminum chassis and weighs a mere 1950 pounds. A Toyota-sourced 1.8-liter four cylinder offers 190hp.

Model/Trim/Package Engine MPG VjI Base Price
Elise 2.0l I4 (190-bhp) M6 RWD 23/27/25 77 $41,725