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Both the Series 2 Elise and the Opel SpeedsterVauxhall VX220 were built on the same production line, in a newer facility at Hethel. Both cars shared many parts, including the chassis Victor Hedman Jersey , although they have different drive-trains and power-plants. The VX220 carried the Lotus internal model identification Lotus 116, with the code name Skipton for the launch 2.2NA version and Tornado for the 2004 introduced 2.0 L Turbo. Fitted with 17 inch over the Elise’s 16 inch fro
Two more track-focused models, the 135R and Sport 190 were available with 135 bhp (101 kW; 137 PS) and 192 bhp (143 kW; 195 PS) respectively. These also came with associated handling upgrades such as Lotus Sport Suspension and wider wheels with Yokohama Advan A048 tyres. In certain markets, the 135R was replaced by the “Sport 111? Steven Stamkos Jersey , which was similar, apart from sporting the 156 bhp (116 kW; 158 PS) VVC engine in place of the 135 bhp (101 kW; 137 PS) tuned K-series.
The 2005 Lotus Elise was the first to be sold commercially in the United States, in the summer of 2004. Approval for the Elise, however, required intervention by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) who provided a three-year exemption for the car Ben Bishop Jersey , as it had failed to meet US bum e 2006 Model Year Elise 111R and SportRacer models. Lotus made a limited edition (50 in the US) version of the Lotus Elise as well, called the Lotus Sport Elise.
2006 models also differ from the 2005 models in a few aspects. 2006 models sport LED tail lights, drive by wire (an updated ECU), improved fuel consumption, and more comfortable ProBax seats.
For the 2007 model year Lotus, there were several further minor changes made. The LOTUS decals on the rear of the vehicle, which was previously flat stickers Valtteri Filppula Jersey , was changed to raised lettering. The headlamp units were sealed. Als
Third generation Elise concept at the 2010 Paris Motor Show.
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