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Lotus Elise Type 72 '01
Lotus Elise Type 72 '01
Appears in Gran Turismo 4
Gran Turismo 5
Type in GT5 ST[1]
Manufacturer Lotus
Drivetrain MR[2]
Engine 2ZZ-GE
Max Power 116 BHP
Weight 756 kilograms (1,670 lb)

The Lotus Elise Type 72 '01 is a Road car produced by Lotus. It appears in Gran Turismo 4 and Gran Turismo 5.

In-game descriptionEdit

This description is taken from the description page in GT5. It is transcluded from here.

While the original Series 1 Lotus Elise wowed sports car enthusiasts with its lightweight and capable chassis, it was the Series II that bows in 2000, with its more powerful engines and crisper sheet metal, that attracted even more people to the British sports car marquee.

More variants were added: the luxuriously-appointed (for a Lotus) 111S, the better handling Sports 111, and the limited-edition Type 72 that paid tribute to the company's legendary Formula 1 racer in paint scheme, with all of them powered by the same engine that produced 143 HP and 128.0 ft-lb of torque (peak output was later raised to 156 HP).

But in a break with its traditional British roots, the Rover-sourced engine was replaced by Toyota's 2ZZ-GE t=from the Japanese giant's popular Celica coupe in 2004 for the 111R model. This 1.8-liter DOHC inline-4 came replete with a smooth-shifting 6-speed manual transmission and a respectable 189 HP and 133.8 ft-lb of torque at its disposal. Also, it met stringent U.S. emissions standards, thus becoming not only the first street-legal Elise to be exported to America but also the first one equipped with 4-channel ABS brakes, all welcome advancements on the Elise that benefitted sporting drivers just as much on both city streets in everyday driving and the local race circuit on the weekend.


AcquisitionEdit

GT5Edit

As a Standard car, the Lotus Elise Type 72 '01 can be purchased from the Used Car Dealership for 46,292 Credits. It is a Level 1 car.

GT4Edit

This car can only be obtained by winning the Elise Trophy. It is neither showcased nor for sale in any of the Lotus Dealerships.

NotesEdit

  1. Appears as a Standard Car in Gran Turismo 5
  2. Mid-engined; Rear-Wheel Drive

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