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|Lotus Elise Type 72 '01|
|Appears in||Gran Turismo Concept|
Gran Turismo 4
Gran Turismo PSP
Gran Turismo 5
Gran Turismo 6
|Type in GT5||ST|
|Interior in GT6||Simple|
|Max Power||116 BHP|
|Performance Points||409 PP|
|Weight||756 kilograms (1,670 lb)|
"A limited edition model in the image of the classic Formula 1 72."
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 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.
This car can be purchased for 52.470 Credits. It is a simplified car. Like in GT5, this car is only available in Starlight Black Metallic.
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. Alternatively, the player can win this car by getting gold in the Intermediate level of the Top Gear Test Track Special Event. Like in GTPSP, this car is only available in Starlight Black Metallic.
This car can be purchased for 52,470 Credits. Like in GT4, this car is only available in Starlight Black Metallic.
This car can only be obtained by winning the Elise Trophy. It is neither showcased nor for sale in any of the Lotus Dealerships. It is available only in Starlight Black Metallic.
This car is unlocked once the player passes the Swiss Alps course license.