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ELISE MODEL HISTORY

Juin 96 : Lancement de l'Elise

VIN : T 0017 et au delà

Novembre 96 : Année Modèle 1997

VIN : V240 et au delà
Pas de changement.

Février 87 : Moteur de démarreur plus puissant

VIN : V685
Moteur de démarreur augmenté de 1.0 kw à 1.4 kw et fusible de gestion moteur transféré du compartiment arrière au compartiment de service avant.

Septembre 97 : Standardisation des châssis pour l'air conditionné

VIN : V1685 (approx.) plus les 1672, 1673, 1677, 1682 hormis les 1694, 1708
Forme du châssis, entretoise à l'arrière du réservoir de carburant, changement afin de positionner le compresseur d'air conditionné. Pipe de sortie de liquide de refroidissement moteur positionnée bas niveau. Orifice dans le châssis pour la circulation de l'air de ventilation

Octobre 1997 : Année Modèle 98

VIN : W1814 et au delà
Pas de changement

Octobre 1997 : Nouveau faisceau et boite de fusibles principale

VIN W1941 et au delà, plus : 1920, 1926, 1937, 1938, hormis : 1965, 2002.
Nouveau faisceau introduit sur le marché U.K pour intégrer de l'alarme 6422 Cobra en option.
Nouvelle boite à fusibles avec 22 "littel" fusibles dans le coffre avant.

Octobre 1997 : Alarme Cobra 6422 en option sur le marché U.K

VIN : W1947 et au dessus. plus 1937 et 1938
Possibilité sur le marché U.K (en option) de passer l'alarme Cobra de la version 6019HF à la version 6422. Formule de reprogrammation les télécommandes. Clignotants déconnectés

Décembre 1997 : Boucliers de protection de disques de freins (avant)

VIN : W2260 (approx.)
Panneaux en alliage léger positionnés sur la face interne des disques de frein, pour protéger des débris et préserver les plaquettes

Mai 1998 : Bords externes de la capote revus

VIN : W3332
Les clips de verrouillage des extrémités de capote sont révisés afin d'améliorer l'écoulement d'eau vers l'extérieur. Nouveaux joints de portes. Une nouvelle capote mieux adaptée est livrée. Ensemble requis pour fixer le Hard Top.

Juin 1998 : Disques de frein en fonte

VIN : W3714 (approx.)
Les disques de frein MMX sont remplacés par des disques en fonte avec les plaquettes correspondantes.

Septembre 1998 : Le coffre à bagages sans le sac

VIN : W4429 (approx.) plus : 4140, 4315, 4365, 4383. hormis : 4653
Le masque arrière intègre un compartiment à bagages intégral en remplacement du sac livré précédemment

Novembre 1998 : Année Modèle 1999

VIN : X4976 et au-delà
Pas de changement

Novembre 1998 : Sport 135

VIN : X5401 - 5450 et 6001 - 6035
Haut moteur 135 chevaux, boite courte, échappement sport, sièges style compétition, volant sport, disques de frein en fonte ventilés percés, peinture Quicksilver et capote bleue, bulles de phares, autocollants spécifiques, arceau silver.
2° version : roues de 111S, bouchon de réservoir noir, boule de levier vitesse spécifique et autocollants 135 99 sur les cotés

Décembre 1998 : Porte moyeu arrière

VIN : X5479
Le porte moyeu est modifié afin de permettre le montage du nouveau bras de liaison avec rotules Uniball

Janvier 1999 : Elise 50° anniversaire

VIN : X5463 - 5816 (Total 51)
Vert anniversaire avec les jantes dorées, sièges en cuir rafia/vert, tapis de sol Elise, autocollants spécifiques.

Janvier 1999 : Angle de la lunette arrière

VIN : X5558
Lunette arrière montée avec un nouvel angle afin de réduire les reflets

Janvier 99 : Elise 111S

VIN : X5722
Moteur VVC et boite courte, silencieux et admission revus, disques de frein ventilés percés, Jantes spécifiques 6 branches, arrière de 7'5 pouces, avec des Pirelli PO 225/45 ZR 16, aileron arrière, bulles de phares, capot moteur en composite, extensions d'ailes noires, Logo spécifique, grille de capot en composite, manivelles de vitres en alliage, sièges spécifiques.

Juillet 1999 : Elise JPS

Disponible en version standard ou 111S de couleur noire, toutes les JPS sont livrées avec les grilles peintes en doré (admission d'air, etc.). Les jantes sont dorées et sont celles de la 111S, le volant est en Alcantara noir et or, les sièges sont ceux de la 111S en Alcantara noir et or au centre, les autocollants sont dorés, le badge Lotus avant en émail est noir et or, un autocollant représentant l'Union Flag est apposé sur l'arrière, les versions standard ont aussi les bulles de phares et les extensions d'ailes arrières, et il y a une queue de tigre (noir et or) au rétroviseur intérieur central.

Octobre 1999 : Elise 49

Disponible en version standard ou 111S, deux tons rouge et blanc, jantes de 111S, volant en Alcantara noir et rouge, sièges de 111S en Alcantara noir et rouge, toutes les versions sont livrées avec les bulles et les extensions d'ailes.

Octobre 1999 : Elise Millenium

Disponible en version standard ou 111S de couleur bleu Atlantis, volant et panneaux de portes en Alcantara bleu, sièges de 111S Alcantara noir et bleu, jantes de 111S et bulles de phares sur toutes les versions.

Forged Steel Rear Hub Carriers: November ‘99

VIN: X 8177 (approx.)
New design forged steel rear hub carrier replaces extruded alloy carrier, and incorporates calliper mounting plate,
and lower ball joint carrier.

Janvier 2000 : Elise 340R

VIN : Y0004 à 0009, 9640 et au-delà
Limitée à 340 exemplaires, cette version extrêmement légère de l'Elise est basée sur un châssis modifié, est équipée d'une carrosserie minimaliste et d'un moteur VHPD assagi pour une utilisation routière.



Fevrier 2000 : Sport 160

SVA: VIN: Y 0601 to 0650.
WVTA: VIN: Y 0651 onwards.
First 50 cars with Single Vehicle Approval. Subsequent cars Whole Vehicle Type Approved. High performance derivative,
based on 111S specification with 160 PS fixed valve timing engine. WVTA versions require airbox modification
and sport exhaust fitment for full power release. Other features include new engine controller, sport suspension, ‘race’
wheels, plinth mounted rear aerofoil, Alcantara trimmed seats and steering wheel pad, body decals.
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Juillet 2000 : Exige

VIN: Y 0001 (Character 13 = 8) - model specific serial number sequence.

Road going version of the Elise race series car, with 178 bhp 340R engine, close ratio transmission, sport suspension
and larger 12-spoke black finish wheels (16x7 & 17x8.5) with Yokohama A039 tyres. Front and rear clamshells styled
as race car with pillar mounted rear aerofoil. Clear polycarbonate rear tailgate with air ducting, linked to roof mounted
air intake duct. Optional Alcantara sports seats and 340R harnesses. Meta security system. Roof duct mounted radio
aerial.

Novembre 2000 : Introduction de l'Elise ‘Mk.2’

VIN character 10 = 1; VIN character 13 = 7; Serial number from 0018.
Changes from previous model include: Restyled body and interior; revised soft top with integral cantrails; revised
door window guides; chassis siderails lowered at cockpit sides; revised suspension with new hubs and steel hub carriers;
revised engine spec. with Lotus K4 controller to meet ECD3; close ratio transmission; larger diameter road wheels
with Bridgestone Potenza tyres; new brake discs and pads; new fuel tank and pump; Meta vehicle security system; battery
moved to rear luggage compartment; new heater system with rotary controls; new exhaust muffler with outboard
tailpipes.

Fevrier 2002 : Option Air Conditioné

Co-incident with 2002 model year changepoint. VIN character 10 = 2; Serial number from 1936.
VIN character 12: C = RHD heater, D = LHD heater, N = RHD a.c., P = LHD a.c.
Cars with heater only continue unchanged, but a.c. cars use new heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC)
system, incorporating face level vents, dual intake blower fan, air blender flap without water valve, electrical rotary
controls with stepper motor operated flaps. Larger engine cooling radiator with twin fans. Coolant re-circulation pump.
Cobra 8185/8186 security system.

Fevrier 2002 : Alarme Cobra 8185/8186

Fitted on all cars with a.c. (see above) and then as running change to heater cars during March.
Cobra 8185 immobiliser becomes standard specification. 8186 optional upgrade to meet U.K. Thatcham 1 requirements,
including self powered siren, selectable intrusion sensor, illuminated entry.

Mars 2002 : Hard Top Soft Top "court"

Hardtop roof panel introduced as factory option. Incorporates revised rear window shroud with external weatherstrip

and new, shorter, soft top without tails.

Mai 2002 : Elise 111 & 111S

VIN character 4 = J; Serial number from 2677.
Std. car continues unchanged. 111 & 111S versions available as option, including: 160ps VVC engine; ‘G6’ transmission
ratios; new exhaust muffler with round tailpipes and flap valve; intake resonator box; oil/water heat exchanger;
larger type (a.c.) radiator, twin rad. fans and re-circ. pump; 8-spoke heat treated road wheels; enhanced rear diffuser;
Shurlock instrument pack; heater cars use HVAC system (see above) less a.c. equipment.

Janvier 2003 : Année Modèle 2003

VIN character 10 = 3; Serial number from 4397.

No specification change.

Mai 2003 : Lotus Sport 135R

VIN character 4 = M; Serial number from 4612.
Sports option for U.K. only. Based on standard car with following changes: 100kW engine with modified porting,
111/111S type intake manifold, 52mm throttle body and complete exhaust system, re-programmed ECM. Sports suspension
with stiffer springs and dampers, adjustable spring pans, 5-hole anti-roll bar, re-positioned steering rack. O.Z.
16-spoke roadwheels in black or silver with 6.5J front rims. Yokohama A048 tyres. Cross-drilled brake discs. 111/111S
rear diffuser. Body colour Silver Mica, Blue Mica or Saffron Yellow. Body colour grilles on mica cars. ‘Lotus Sport 135R’
decals and interior embroidery. Blue Alcantara trim features. Plaque on passenger sill.

Mai 2003 : Lotus Sport 111

Aluminium plate etched ‘Lotus Sport 111’ bonded to chassis below VIN at right hand front.
‘04 M.Y. VIN from serial number 0004.
Track biased option for Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore. Based on Elise 111 with following changes: Sports
suspension with stiffer springs and dampers, adjustable spring pans, 5-hole anti-roll bar, re-positioned steering rack.
O.Z. 16-spoke roadwheels in black or silver with 6.5J front rims. Yokohama A048 tyres. Body colour Silver Mica, Blue
Mica, Starlight Black, Ardent Red. Body colour grilles. ‘Lotus Sport 111’ decals and interior embroidery. Black Alcantara
trim features. High grade roof hoop with optional forward brace for MSA approval. Plaque on passenger sill.
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Mai 2003 : Année Modèle 2004

VIN character 10 = 4; Serial number sequence re-started at 0001.
Range as previous with following new features: Optional central door locking on driver’s and passenger’s doors
operated via Cobra 8185/8186 alarm transmitter. Electric window operation combined with CDL option. Gearchange
mechanism noise suppression. Interior noise suppression package on ‘S’ variants. Uprated battery, bar graph fuel display,
orange backlighting, restyled repeater lamps, optional CD multichanger in boot, aerial ground plane, washer bottle
in engine compartment, optional Tracker security. Sun visors, new trim features. Lotus roundel on rear transom. Red
spark plug cover.

Janvier 2004 : Introduction de l'Elise 111R

VIN character 4 = P; Character 13 = 3; Serial number from 0970
Note that the serial number sequence is shared with other Elise variants.
Changes from previous model include: Toyota powertrain with 1.8 litre VVTL-i engine and 6-speed transmission.
Twin exhaust tailpipes exiting through centre of diffuser. Larger fuel tank with new pump. Revised chassis rail rear
ends, new rear subframe, revised seat belt mounting frame backstays. Revised rear suspension wishbones, springs
and dampers. ABS brake control with vacuum servo. Revised front bonnet grilles and access covers.

Mars 2004 : Introduction de l'Exige 2004

VIN character 4 = P; Character 13 = 8; Serial number from 1092
Note that the serial number sequence is shared with other Elise variants.
Differences compared with Elise 111R include: Restyled front and rear clamshells with fixed roof and strut mounted rear
aerofoil. Front body splitter panel. Re-styled road wheels, wider on the front, and Yokohama A048 tyres.

Mai 2004 : Année Modèle 2005 Elise USA

VIN character 10 = 5; Character 12 = L; Serial number from 0001
Note that the serial number sequence is shared with other ‘05 M.Y. Elise variants.
Differences compared with Elise 111R include: Driver and passenger airbags, pyrotechnic seat belt pre-tensioners;
Re-styled fascia and dashboard structure; Front speakers moved onto top surface of fascia, stowage pockets incorporated
into dashboard end panels, fixed windscreen demist vents. Engine start button in driver’s side switch panel.
Revised springs and dampers, Yokohama AD07 tyres. Side marker lamps on front and rear wheelarch lips. Revised
fuel system with fuel filler flap.

Septembre 2004 : Année Modèle 2005 Elise/Exige (non-USA)

VIN character 10 = 5; Serial number from 0597 (sequence shared with USA model).
No specification change. Note; last ‘04 serial number 2476.

Mars 2005 : Lotus Sport Exige 240R

Limited edition of 50 units produced as post registration official factory conversions of '05 Exige by the Lotus Sport
workshops at Hethel, for U.K. and certain overseas territories. The car is not identifiable from the VIN coding.
Differences compared to standard Exige include: 243 bhp engine upgrade using Eaton M62 supercharger with
integral by-pass valve, air/air chargecooler and 5th fuel injector. Re-programmed ECU. Accusump. Stiffened springs &
Ohlins adjustable dampers. Adjustable front anti-roll bar. Chassis rear brace kit. Forged 5-spoke widened roadwheels
& Yokohama A048 tyres. Motorsport brake pads, braided hoses, yellow callipers, silicone brake fluid. Sport Yellow body
colour with black wheels, or Sport Black body with silver wheels. Black interior with yellow inserts. 4-point harnesses,
T45 roof hoop and backstays.

Septembre 2005 : Introduction de l'Année Modèle 2006

VIN character 10 = 6; Serial number restarts at 0001, common to all variants.
Introduction of USA Exige and Canadian Elise.
5-speed Elise remains unchanged.
Differences between 6-speed '06 Elise and '05 include; Electronic throttle control (using no mechanical cable).
Optional Lotus Traction Control (LTC) or Limited Slip Differential (LSD) with LTC. Standard fit Yokohama AD07 tyres
on non-USA cars. Optional forged wheels with new 6.0 in front size. LED rear lamp clusters incorporating reflectors
(formerly separate), and commonised USA type CHMSL. ProBax seat foams. New body colours. USA & Canadian
Elise; revised fuel tank and evap. loss system. Canadian Elise uses daytime running lights and clutch down start allow
switch. USA Exige similar to non-USA, but with USA airbag interior.

Octobre 2005 : Sports Racer

Special paint versions of '06 M.Y. 111R in either Ardent Red with triple Monaco White stripes, or Nightfall Blue with
twin Monaco White stripes. Combined total of 199 units with unique build plate on sill. Forged wheels, sport suspension,
twin front oil coolers, LTC. Black leather interior with red or blue stitching, and red or blue 'Elise' embroidered into
head restraints. Sports Racer decals.
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Janvier 2006 : Exige Cup 190 & 240

Limited number of competition oriented naturally aspirated (190) or supercharged (240) models produced as post
registration official factory conversions of '06 Exige by the Lotus Sport workshops at Hethel for U.K. and certain overseas
territories. Not identifiable from VIN coding.
Differences compared to 240R (see above) include: Electronic throttle, high flow port injectors (no 5th).Cup 240
fitted with torque sensing LSD with LTC. Cup 190 uses friction plate LSD. Standard Exige wheels in 'Hi-power' silver.
Race cars fitted with FIA 6-point roll cage, remote kill switch, extinguisher system. Standard body colours.

Fevrier 2006 : Exige S

VIN character 4 = P
Factory built type approved supercharged Exige. Not USA.
Differences to standard Exige include: 221 PS supercharged engine similar to 240R but using electronic throttle,
smooth flow inlet adaptor, standard injectors without 5th injector, modified downpipe, revised muffler with single oval
tailpipe. Enlarged roof duct inlet for chargecooler. Body colour splitter, scoops and aerofoil. 'Exige S' decal on rear
transom, 'S' on front quarter panels.

Mars 2006 : USA Lotus Sport Elise

Limited edition of 50. Saffron Yellow with twin Storm Titanium stripes. Saffron Yellow centre console. Yellow highlighted
sports seats, 'carbon' door trim inserts. Harness bar, T45 seat belt mounting frame. Motorsport mats, stalks,
winders and parking brake sleeve. Traction control, supersport suspension, black forged wheels, Yokohama A048s,
braided brake hoses, silicone fluid, motorsport clutch. Lotus Sport decals and Union flags. Lotus Sport chassis plate.

Juin 2006 : Année Modèle 2007 & introduction de l' Elise S

VIN character 10 = 7; Serial number restarts at 0001, common to all variants.
VIN character 4 identifies engine type. Elise S = Y
Differences between '07 Elise/Exige and '06 include: Elise 111R renamed Elise R; New sealed headlamp units;
raised LOTUS lettering on rear transom; additional screen pillar seal; Alpine audio; improved HVAC ducting. New model
Elise S uses 1ZZ-FE engine producing 100 kW, with variable inlet timing but fixed valve lift, plastic inlet manifold, revised
intake snorkel, revised exhaust manifold and downpipe, smaller tailpipes within standard trims. Elise S also uses new
C56 5-speed transmission and 6-spoke roadwheels sharing styling of standard '01 model wheels.











Février 2000 : Sport 160

SVA: VIN: Y 0601 to 0650.
WVTA: VIN: Y 0651 onwards.
Les 50 premières autos approuvées SVA (Single Vehicle Approval). Subsequent cars Whole Vehicle Type Approved. Dérivé Hautes performances, basée sur la 111S avec 160 PS et culasse sans VVC. La version WVTA requière des modifications de la boite à air et sport exhaust fitment for full power release. Les autres équipements composent d’un nouvel ECU, une suspension sport, des jantes ‘race’, plinth mounted rear aerofoil, Alcantara trimmed seats and steering wheel pad, autocollants de carrosserie.

Juillet 2000 : Exige

VIN: Y 0001 (Character 13 = 8) - model specific serial number sequence.

Road going version of the Elise race series car, with 178 bhp 340R engine, close ratio transmission, sport suspension
and larger 12-spoke black finish wheels (16x7 & 17x8.5) with Yokohama A039 tyres. Front and rear clamshells styled
as race car with pillar mounted rear aerofoil. Clear polycarbonate rear tailgate with air ducting, linked to roof mounted
air intake duct. Optional Alcantara sports seats and 340R harnesses. Meta security system. Roof duct mounted radio
aerial.

Novembre 2000 : Introduction de l'Elise ‘Mk.2’

VIN character 10 = 1; VIN character 13 = 7; Serial number from 0018.
Changements par apport au modèle précedent : Carrosserie et habitacle restylés; soft top revu avec integral cantrails; guides de vitres revus; chassis siderails lowered at cockpit sides; suspension revue avec new hubs and steel hub carriers; spécifications moteur revues avec un ECU spécifique Lotus K4 répondant aux normes Euro 3 de pollution; boite close ratio; jantes plus grandes avec des pneus Bridgestone Potenza; nouveaux disques et plaquettes de freins; nouveau reservoir et pompe à essence; alarme Meta; batterie dans le coffre; nouveau système de chauffage avec boutons de contrôle ronds; nouvel échappement with outboard tailpipes.

Février 2002 : Option Air Conditionné

Co-incident with 2002 model year changepoint. VIN character 10 = 2; Serial number from 1936.
VIN character 12: C = RHD heater, D = LHD heater, N = RHD a.c., P = LHD a.c.
Cars with heater only continue unchanged, but a.c. cars use new heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC)
system, incorporating face level vents, dual intake blower fan, air blender flap without water valve, electrical rotary
controls with stepper motor operated flaps. Larger engine cooling radiator with twin fans.
Coolant re-circulation pump.
Cobra 8185/8186 security system.

Février 2002 : Alarme Cobra 8185/8186

Montée sur toutes les autos avec A.C. (see above) and then as running change to heater cars during March.
L’immobiliseur Cobra 8185 devient la specification standard. Le 8186 optional upgrade to meet U.K. Thatcham 1 requirements, incluant une sirène auto alimentée, un capteur d’intrusion, illuminated entry.

Mars 2002 : Hard Top Soft Top "court"

Hardtop roof panel introduced as factory option. Incorporates revised rear window shroud with external weatherstrip and new, shorter, soft top without tails.

Mai 2002 : Elise 111 & 111S

VIN character 4 = J; Serial number from 2677.
La version standard reste inchangée. Les versions 111 & 111S sont disponibles en option incluant : moteur 160ps VVC et boite type ‘G6’; new exhaust muffler with round tailpipes and flap valve; boite à air avec résonateur; échangeur huile/eau; grand radiateur type AC, deux ventilateur et pompe de re circulation; jantes alu à 8 branches heat treated; diffuseur arrière enhanced; Shurlock instrument pack; heater cars use HVAC system (see above) less a.c. equipment.

Janvier 2003 : Année Modèle 2003

VIN character 10 = 3; Serial number from 4397.
Pas de changement de specification.

Mai 2003 : Lotus Sport 135R

VIN character 4 = M; Serial number from 4612.
Sports option for U.K. only. Based on standard car with following changes: 100kW engine with modified porting,
111/111S type intake manifold, 52mm throttle body and complete exhaust system, re-programmed ECM. Sports suspension
with stiffer springs and dampers, adjustable spring pans, 5-hole anti-roll bar, re-positioned steering rack. O.Z.
16-spoke roadwheels in black or silver with 6.5J front rims. Yokohama A048 tyres. Cross-drilled brake discs. 111/111S
rear diffuser. Body colour Silver Mica, Blue Mica or Saffron Yellow. Body colour grilles on mica cars. ‘Lotus Sport 135R’
decals and interior embroidery. Blue Alcantara trim features.
Plaque on passenger sill.

Mai 2003 : Lotus Sport 111

Aluminium plate etched ‘Lotus Sport 111’ bonded to chassis below VIN at right hand front.
‘04 M.Y. VIN from serial number 0004.
Track biased option for Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore. Based on Elise 111 with following changes: Sports
suspension with stiffer springs and dampers, adjustable spring pans, 5-hole anti-roll bar, re-positioned steering rack.
O.Z. 16-spoke roadwheels in black or silver with 6.5J front rims. Yokohama A048 tyres. Body colour Silver Mica, Blue
Mica, Starlight Black, Ardent Red. Body colour grilles. ‘Lotus Sport 111’ decals and interior embroidery. Black Alcantara
trim features. High grade roof hoop with optional forward brace for MSA approval.
Plaque on passenger sill.
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Mai 2003 : Année Modèle 2004

VIN character 10 = 4; Serial number sequence re-started at 0001.
Range as previous with following new features: Optional central door locking on driver’s and passenger’s doors
operated via Cobra 8185/8186 alarm transmitter. Electric window operation combined with CDL option. Gearchange
mechanism noise suppression. Interior noise suppression package on ‘S’ variants. Uprated battery, bar graph fuel display,
orange backlighting, restyled repeater lamps, optional CD multichanger in boot, aerial ground plane, washer bottle
in engine compartment, optional Tracker security. Sun visors, new trim features. Lotus roundel on rear transom. Red
spark plug cover.

Janvier 2004 : Introduction de l'Elise 111R

VIN character 4 = P; Character 13 = 3; Serial number from 0970
Note that the serial number sequence is shared with other Elise variants.
Changes from previous model include: Toyota powertrain with 1.8 litre VVTL-i engine and 6-speed transmission.
Twin exhaust tailpipes exiting through centre of diffuser. Larger fuel tank with new pump. Revised chassis rail rear
ends, new rear subframe, revised seat belt mounting frame backstays. Revised rear suspension wishbones, springs
and dampers. ABS brake control with vacuum servo. Revised front bonnet grilles and access covers.

Mars 2004 : Introduction de l'Exige 2004

VIN character 4 = P; Character 13 = 8; Serial number from 1092
Note that the serial number sequence is shared with other Elise variants.
Differences compared with Elise 111R include: Restyled front and rear clamshells with fixed roof and strut mounted rear
aerofoil. Front body splitter panel. Re-styled road wheels, wider on the front, and Yokohama A048 tyres.

Mai 2004 : Année Modèle 2005 Elise USA

VIN character 10 = 5; Character 12 = L; Serial number from 0001
Note that the serial number sequence is shared with other ‘05 M.Y. Elise variants.
Differences compared with Elise 111R include: Driver and passenger airbags, pyrotechnic seat belt pre-tensioners;
Re-styled fascia and dashboard structure; Front speakers moved onto top surface of fascia, stowage pockets incorporated
into dashboard end panels, fixed windscreen demist vents. Engine start button in driver’s side switch panel.
Revised springs and dampers, Yokohama AD07 tyres. Side marker lamps on front and rear wheelarch lips. Revised
fuel system with fuel filler flap.

Septembre 2004 : Année Modèle 2005 Elise/Exige (non-USA)

VIN character 10 = 5; Serial number from 0597 (sequence shared with USA model).
No specification change. Note; last ‘04 serial number 2476.

Mars 2005 : Lotus Sport Exige 240R

Limited edition of 50 units produced as post registration official factory conversions of '05 Exige by the Lotus Sport
workshops at Hethel, for U.K. and certain overseas territories. The car is not identifiable from the VIN coding.
Differences compared to standard Exige include: 243 bhp engine upgrade using Eaton M62 supercharger with
integral by-pass valve, air/air chargecooler and 5th fuel injector. Re-programmed ECU. Accusump. Stiffened springs &
Ohlins adjustable dampers. Adjustable front anti-roll bar. Chassis rear brace kit. Forged 5-spoke widened roadwheels
& Yokohama A048 tyres. Motorsport brake pads, braided hoses, yellow callipers, silicone brake fluid. Sport Yellow body
colour with black wheels, or Sport Black body with silver wheels. Black interior with yellow inserts. 4-point harnesses,
T45 roof hoop and backstays.

Septembre 2005 : Introduction de l'Année Modèle 2006

VIN character 10 = 6; Serial number restarts at 0001, common to all variants.
Introduction of USA Exige and Canadian Elise.
5-speed Elise remains unchanged.
Differences between 6-speed '06 Elise and '05 include; Electronic throttle control (using no mechanical cable).
Optional Lotus Traction Control (LTC) or Limited Slip Differential (LSD) with LTC. Standard fit Yokohama AD07 tyres
on non-USA cars. Optional forged wheels with new 6.0 in front size. LED rear lamp clusters incorporating reflectors
(formerly separate), and commonised USA type CHMSL. ProBax seat foams. New body colours. USA & Canadian
Elise; revised fuel tank and evap. loss system. Canadian Elise uses daytime running lights and clutch down start allow
switch. USA Exige similar to non-USA, but with USA airbag interior.

Octobre 2005 : Sports Racer

Peinture spéciale sur base de 111R modèle 2006 en Ardent Red avec 3 bandes Monaco, ou en Nightfall Blue avec 2 bandes Monaco White. Au total 199 unités avec plaques numérotées on sill. Jantes en alu forgé, suspension sport, deux échangeur d’huile à l’avant, LTC. Intérieur en cuir noir avec stitching rouge ou bleu, et avec broderies 'Elise' rouge ou bleue sur les reposes tetes. Autocollants Sports Racer.

Janvier 2006 : Exige Cup 190 & 240

Série limitée orientée compétition en version atmosphérique (190) ou compressée (240)  produites après immatriculation, comme conversions officielles d’Exige modèle 2006 à l’atelier Lotus Sport à Hethel pour le marché anglais et certains autres marchés continentaux. Non identifiablse à partir du codageVIN.
Differences compares à la 240R : Electronic throttle, high flow port injectors (no 5th).Cup 240 fitted with torque sensing LSD with LTC. Cup 190 uses friction plate LSD. Standard Exige wheels in 'Hi-power' silver.Race cars fitted with FIA 6-point roll cage, remote kill switch, extinguisher system. Standard body colours.

Février 2006 : Exige S

VIN character 4 = P
Factory built type approved supercharged Exige. Not USA.
Inclus en plus de l’Exige standard : moteur à compresseur  de 221 PS similaire à celui de la 240R mais avec papillon des gaz électronique, smooth flow inlet adaptor, injecteurs standards sans le 5ème injecteur, modified downpipe, revised muffler with single oval
tailpipe. Entrée d’air de toi élargie pour l’échangeur.
Body colour splitter, scoops and aerofoil. 'Exige S' decal on rear transom, 'S' on front quarter panels.

Mars 2006 : USA Lotus Sport Elise

Edition limitée à 50 exemplaires. Couleur Saffron Yellow avec des bandes  de couleur Storm Titanium. La console centrale est de couleur Saffron Yellow. Les sièges sport sont de couleur Jaune, les contres portes ont des inserts en carbone. Une barre à harnais, T45 seat belt mounting frame. Des tapis de sol Motorsport, stalks, winders and parking brake sleeve. Le Traction control, la suspension supersport, les jantes en alu forgé noires, des Yokohama A048, des durites de frein XXXbraided, un liquide de frein silicone, un embrayage motorsport. Des autocollants Lotus Sport et des drapeaux Union Jack. Lotus Sport chassis plate.

Juin 2006 : Année Modèle 2007 & introduction de l'Elise S

VIN character 10 = 7; Serial number restarts at 0001, common to all variants.
VIN character 4 identifies engine type. Elise S = Y
Differences between '07 Elise/Exige and '06 include: L'Elise 111R est rennomée Elise R; New sealed headlamp units;
raised LOTUS lettering on rear transom; additional screen pillar seal; Alpine audio; improved HVAC ducting. New model
L’Elise S utilise le moteur 1ZZ-FE produisant 100 kW, avec calage variable mais levee fixe, collecteur d’admission en plastique, revised intake snorkel, collecteur d’echappement revu, and downpipe, smaller tailpipes within standard trims.
L’Elise S utilise la nouvelle boite de vitesse C56 à 5 rapports et des jantes alu 6 branches des modèles standards de 2001.




Elise 340R Kit Piste, pot Titane 671
Elise 111 Disque Alu arriere ; Jantes d'origine 704
Elise 111 716
Elise S1 160 Full Power 719
Elise 111 Kit PTP 725
Elise 111 Strictement d'origine sauf disques et link pipe 728
Elise 111 732
Elise 111S 733
Elise 111 734
Elise 111S 734
Elise 190 Full Piste (arceau, biberon) 736
Elise 111S Strictement d'origine sauf pot Sport 736
Elise 111S 738
Elise 111S 746
Elise S2 111 756
Elise 111S 761
Exige Full Power 764
Elise S2 Full Piste (48R, Jantes, Amortisseurs) 777
Elise S2 JPS 780
Opel Speedster 852

alle messungen in " Mas du Clos 2003" auf der selbe instrument!

Motorengewichte (‚fully dressed’, with all fluids):
K-Serie: 96,5 kg
Honda S 2000-Motor: 158 kg
Toyota 1,8 VVTi 137 kg


 


 


 


 


 

Liste des couleurs :

B01 - Monaco White

B02 - Black
B03 - Calpyso Red
B04 - B.R. Green
B05 - Mustard
B06 - Aqua Blue
B07 - Silk Red
B08 - Pacific Blue
B09 - Silver Frost
B10 - Steel Blue
B12 - Ibiza Blue
B13 - Black Metallic
B14 - Green Metallic
B15 - Pearl Silver
B16 - Empire Green
B17 - Mica Yellow
B18 - Medina Green
B19 - Palicio
B20 - Azure Blue (or Ford's European Mica Blue)
B21 - L.R. Green
B22 - Aluminium
B23 - Ruby
B24 - Bronze
B25 - Chrome Orange
B26 - Saturn Silver
B27 - Electric Green
B28 - Deep Purple
B29 - Racing Green
B30 - Inferno
B31 - Pacific Green
B33 - Charcoal
B34 - Steel Blue
B35 - New Aluminium
B36 - Mustard Spice
B42 - Midnight Metallic Blue
B46 - Bugatti Metallic
B57 - Ivory
B61 - Nautilus Blue
B62 - Titanium
B63 - L.R. Yellow
B90 - Cobalt Blue


1/1995

6/1999

V2000, 100 boulevard de Verdun, BP 109

92405 Courbevoie

7/1999

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Lotus cars

Hethel






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