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Lotus Motor Sport Elise '99
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Appears in Gran Turismo 2
Gran Turismo 3: A-Spec
Gran Turismo 4
Gran Turismo PSP
Gran Turismo 5
Gran Turismo 6
Type in GT5 ST[1]
Interior in GT6 Simple[2]
Manufacturer Lotus
Drivetrain MR[3]
Engine Rover 1800 engine
Max Power 201 BHP
Performance Points 475 PP
Weight 700 kilograms (1,500 lb)
Power/Weight Ratio 3.48 kg (7.7 lb) per horsepower

The Lotus Motor Sport Elise '99 is a race[4] car produced by Lotus. It appears in every main Gran Turismo game to date since Gran Turismo 2, with the exception of Gran Turismo Sport.

ColorsEdit

In Gran Turismo 2, only one color is available available for this car. It is unnamed in the game:

  • Green

Starting from Gran Turismo 3: A-Spec, seven additional colors were added:

  • Blue
  • Light Blue
  • Light Green
  • Black
  • Red
  • Orange
  • Light Yellow

In-game descriptionEdit

"A special Elise with racing equipment."

British sports car manufacturer Lotus introduced its first compact, distinctively styled Elise back in 1995 and, true to the company's heritage, it was a featherweight fighter, tipping the scales at a mere 700 kg.

Adopting a technology commonly used in the assembly of race cars (Lotuses have scored victories in both Formula 1 and the Indianapolis 500), the Elise featured a chassis composed of extruded aluminum that was bonded together with an epoxy adhesive. This not only gave the chassis a very high degree of torsional rigidity, but also the added benefit of light weight, only 68 kg.

Another philosophical carryover from the race track was found inside all four of the Elise's wheel wells: A double wishbone suspension design that featured uprights composed of extruded aluminum (for low-weight/high strength), complemented by aluminum MMC (Metal Matrix Composite) brake rotors, the latter element a production car first.

Originally, this mid-engine sports car was powered by a 1.8-liter DOHC inline-4 from Rover that produced 116 HP, but with the introduction of the Sports 190 in 1996, its power output was bumped up to 137 HP, thanks to a modified exhaust. A year later, a variable-valve-timing-equipped model saw its peak power elevated to 143 HP. Impressive, but the ultimate Series 1 Elise was the radical 340R, with its swoopy race car-like bodywork and mighty 176 HP engine.

AcquisitionEdit

GT6Edit

This car can be purchased for 100,000 Credits. It is a simplified car.

GT5Edit

As a Standard car, the Lotus Motor Sport Elise '99 can be purchased from the Used Car Dealership for 98,502 Credits. It is a Level 10 car.

GT PSPEdit

This car can be purchased for 100,000 Credits.

GT4Edit

This car can be purchased at the Lotus Legendary Cars showroom for 97,180 Credits.

GT3Edit

This car can be purchased at the Lotus Dealership for 100,000 Credits.

GT2Edit

This car can be purchased at the Lotus Dealership for 100,000 Credits.

TriviaEdit

  • Although the in-game description of this car in the NTSC version of Gran Turismo 2 states that this car is "meant for competition use only", this car was treated as a road car in its appearances in the Gran Turismo series until Gran Turismo 4. This was fixed in Gran Turismo PSP and onwards, where this car is now treated as a race car. As a result, this car has "Racing: Hard" tyres by default once bought in Gran Turismo 5 and Gran Turismo 6.
    • This could be justified due to the absence of race cars that could compete with this car in equal terms in Gran Turismo 2 and Gran Turismo 3: A-Spec.
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  • In Gran Turismo 2, this car cannot be racing modified normally, however, it does have an RM body file code attached, "iomsn-". Even more surprising is the fact that if, using a cheat device, the Motor Sport Elise is forced to undergo modifications, the entire vehicle will be replaced by not a race version of this car, but an unused soft-top version of the Lotus Elise '96. It will also reflect the following interesting properties:
    • It will display a value of 0 Credits, as it does not have a valid purchase price defined. It also cannot be sold.
    • The vehicle banner will default to the Mazda RX-7 A-Spec LM Edition (the first entry in the vehicle ID header in SYSTEM.DAT).
    • The home garage list and replay descriptions will now simply read "[R]No Name".
    • If the vehicle information button is pressed, the game will crash, as the description for this vehicle is invalid and the game will attempt to read values in VRAM. The same error applies to the specification screen.
    • It cannot be upgraded once modifications are undergone. Attempting to access any other tuning section (i.e. Brakes) will crash the game, since this car doesn't have a valid boolean flag set to allow this (if a car can accept tuning parts, the flag is set to true, if it cannot, the flag is set to false).

PicturesEdit

NotesEdit

  1. Appears as a Standard Car in Gran Turismo 5
  2. Appears as a simple car in Gran Turismo 6
  3. Mid-engined; Rear-Wheel Drive
  4. The car is treated as a race car only in Gran Turismo PSP, Gran Turismo 5, and Gran Turismo 6. In Gran Turismo 2, Gran Turismo 3: A-Spec, and Gran Turismo 4, this car is treated as a road car.

VideoEdit

Lotus Motor Sport Elise '99

Lotus Motor Sport Elise '99

Lotus Motor Sport Elise'99 in GT5

GT4 Lotus MotorSport Elise @ El Capitan

GT4 Lotus MotorSport Elise @ El Capitan

Lotus Motor Sport Elise'99 in GT4

GT4 Deep Forest Raceway 1'25

GT4 Deep Forest Raceway 1'25.159 (Good Quality)

Lotus Motor Sport Elise'99 in GT3 A-Spec

Gran Turismo 2 - Lotus Motorsport Elise VS Ford GT40

Gran Turismo 2 - Lotus Motorsport Elise VS Ford GT40

Lotus Motor Sport Elise'99 in GT2

GT-PSP - Lotus Motor Sport Elise `99

GT-PSP - Lotus Motor Sport Elise `99

Lotus Motor Sport Elise'99 in GT PSP