|Lotus Motor Sport Elise '99|
|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|
|Interior in GT6||Simple|
|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|
"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.
This car can be purchased for 100,000 Credits. It is a simplified car.
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.
This car can be purchased for 100,000 credits.
This car can be purchased at the Lotus Legendary Cars showroom for 97,180 Credits.
This car can be purchased at the Lotus Dealership for 100,000 Credits.
This car can be purchased at the Lotus Dealership for 100,000 Credits. In this game, this car is available only in dark green.
- 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.
- ↑ Appears as a Standard Car in Gran Turismo 5
- ↑ Appears as a simple car in Gran Turismo 6
- ↑ Mid-engined; Rear-Wheel Drive
- ↑ 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.