Wednesday, 14 November 2007

The new Supercharged Elise SC

Lotus has announced that the new Supercharged Elise SC will begin production in November.

Despite the inevitable comparisons with the Exige S, this uprated Elise benefits from more than a mere engine swap - this is an all-new, non-intercooled installation applied to the current Elise's 1.8-litre 2-ZZ VVTL-i engine.

The Lotus-designed, Magnuson-produced supercharger uses a smaller Eaton rotor pack than that of the current Exige S and is married to the intake manifold plenum as part of a single-piece casting. Combined with the absence of an intercooler and its associated pipework, this integrated supercharger/intake assembly contributes to an 8kg reduction in engine weight compared with the Exige S.
The Elise SC has been designed to have very different driving characteristics to the Exige S. In keeping with its role as a supremely fast road car rather than extreme track machine, throttle response is very progressive but also very direct, resulting in a measured, refined driving experience.

As the statistics suggest, the performance of the Elise SC is electrifying:

Max Power - 218bhp (163kW)
Acceleration 0-60mph - circa 4.4secs
Acceleration 0-100mph - circa 10.7 secs
Max Speed - 150 mph (240km/h)

Visually the new Elise SC is easily identified by its unique rear spoiler and bespoke wheel design. The wheels have increased half an inch in width, to give even better grip performance from the standard Lotus specific Yokohama AD07 LTD 225/45 R17 tyres.

To secure your order on this fantastic vehicle, to book a test drive or for further information, contact Dream Machines today.

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