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23 October 2007 NEWS RELEASE

Introducing the Supercharged Elise SC

The biggest news from the 2008 Model Year Lotus line-up is the introduction of the Supercharged Elise SC, a 220 PS version of the multi award-winning roadster, easily identified by its new rear spoiler and unique new design of alloy road wheels.

Despite the on-paper similarity with the Exige S, this is no mere engine swap – this is an allnew, non-intercooled installation applied to the current Elise’s 1.8-litre 2-ZZ VVTL-i engine.

The Lotus-designed, Magnuson-produced supercharger uses a smaller Eaton rotor pack (an M45 unit) than that of the current Exige S, and is married to the intake manifold plenum as part of a single-piece casting. Combined with the absence of an intercooler and its associated pipework, this integrated supercharger/intake assembly contributes to an 8kg reduction in engine weight compared with the Exige S.

A further benefit of dispensing with the intercooler for the Elise SC application is the supercharger packaging viability for Elise and improved rear visibility when adopted into the Exige S, where vision from the rear view mirror is masked by the current intercooler installation.

The Elise SC has been designed to have different driving characteristics to the Exige S. In keeping with its role as a supremely fast road car rather than extreme track machine, throttle response is very progressive but also very direct, resulting in a measured, refined driving experience.

But, as you might expect of a car with 220 PS and weighing only 903 kg (1987 lbs), the performance of the Elise SC is electrifying – 0-60 mph in 4.4 secs / 0-100 km/h in 4.6 secs (estimated); 0-100 mph / 160 km/h in 10.7 secs (estimated); top speed 150 mph / 240 km/h (estimated). Although for the record, the Exige S remains the faster car on track, thanks to its superior aerodynamics package that generates 42 kg (92 lbs) of downforce at 100 mph (160 km/h). The fuel economy of the Elise SC is impressive with an estimated combined figure of 9.1 litres / 100 km (31.0 mpg).

A new bespoke wheel design is introduced to the Elise SC, the rears having increased half an inch in width to 8.0 inches, to give even better grip performance from the standard Lotus specific Yokohama AD07 LTS 225/45 R17 tyres.



Elise SC - UK Technical Specification

Engine:Mid-mounted, transverse, 1796 cm3, 2ZZ-GE engine, Metal MatrixComposite (MMC) & aluminium lightweight and compact construction,4 cylinders in line, water cooled, Supercharged with Lotus /Magnusson M45 Supercharger, double overhead camshafts exploitinga Variable Valve Timing & Lift with intelligence (VVTL-i) system,hydraulic tappets, 4 valves per cylinder, Rocker arms with low frictionfollowers, multi-point sequential system fuel injection and electronicignition. Electronic throttle body

Engine management: Lotus T4e engine control unit (ECU)

Max Power: 220 PS (163 kW) at 8000 rpm
Max Torque: 212 Nm (156 lb.ft) at 5000 rpm
Power to weight ratio: 253 PS /ton
Specific power output: 90 kW/l ( 122 Din hp/l ) 

Three-way catalytic Emissions control converter.Euro IV emissions compliant with full On-Board Diagnostics (OBD). 

Transmission: C64 Gearbox, aluminium lightweight construction, 6-speed, close ratio,constant mesh helical gears and open differential. 

Suspension: Fully independent sport suspension utilising unequal lengthwishbones, Bilstein mono-tube gas damper, Eibach coaxial coil springat each corner and front anti-roll bar. 

Chassis:Lotus designed lightweight structure of epoxy bonded aluminium alloyextrusions with integral steel seat-belt support structure andlightweight steel rear subframe. 

Steering: Solidly mounted mechanical rack and pinion steering box with 2.8turns lock-to-lock. 

Brakes: Servo-assisted, track tuned 4-channel Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)with Lotus/AP-Racing twin-piston fixed aluminium alloy front brakecalipers, Brembo single-piston sliding rear calipers and 282 mmdiameter, 26 mm thick front and rear cast-iron ventilated & crossdrilleddiscs. 

Wheels: Lightweight cast eight spoke wheels (16” front and 17” rear) in Hipowersilver (Black optional)

Front Yokohama Advan Neova AD07 tyre LTS 175/50 R16
RearYokohama Advan Neova AD07 tyre LTS 225/45 R17  

Gear ratios
First                                                       3.116 :1
Second                                                  2.050 :1
Third                                                      1.481 :1
Fourth                                                    1.166 :1
Fifth                                                       0.916 :1
Sixth                                                      0.815 :1
Reverse                                                  3.250 :1
Final drive                                               4.529 :1

rformance Figures
0-60 mile/h                                            4.3 seconds
0-100 km/h                                            4.6 seconds
0-100 mile/h (0-160 km/h)                       10.8 seconds
1/4 mile                                                 n.a.
Maximum speed                                    148 mph (238 km/h) 
Fuel consumption - urban                       11.6 L / 100 km
Fuel consumption – extra urban             6.7 L / 100 km
Fuel consumption - combined                 8.5 L / 100 km
C02 emissions                                       202 g/km 
Weight distribution                                 38% Front - 62% Rear 

Fuel tank capacity                                 43.5l ( 9.6 gal (UK) )
Luggage capacity                                   112l - 50 kgDimens

Wheelbase                                            2300 mm
Track - front                                           1457 mm
Track - rear                                            1507 mm 
Overall length                                         3785 mm 
Overall width (door mirrorsexcluded)                                              1719 mm
Overall width (door mirrorsincluded)                                               1850 mm
Overall height - midladen (as perunladen with 2x 75 kg occupants)   1117 mm
Overhang - front                                     783 mm
Overhang - rear                                      702 mm 
Ground cleareance - midladen
per unladen with 2x 75 kg
occupants)                                            130 mm 
Vehicle mass - unladen (running
order, full tank of fuel, no
occupants, no luggage)                          870 kg (no options)  

Drag (Cd)    0.407
CdA            0.651
Clf              -0.02
Clr              -0.04

Performance Data 2010 (mai 2009)

Fuel consumption - urban

23.9 mpg (11.8 l/100 km)

Fuel consumption - extraurban

44.1 mpg (6.4 l/100 km)

Fuel consumption - combined

33.2 mpg (8.5 l/100 km)

CO2 emissions

199 g/km

Fuel tank capacity

9.6 galUK (43.5 l)

Gear ratios I / II / III

3.116 :1 / 2.050 :1 / 1.481 :1

IV / V / VI

1.166 :1 / 0.916 :1 / 0.815 :1

R / Final drive

3.250 :1 / 4.529 :1

Max Power

217 bhp at 8000 rpm (163 kW) (220 PS)

Max Torque

156.2 lbft (211.8 Nm) (21.6 kgm) at 5000 rpm

Specific power output

121 bhp/l (90.5 kW/l)

Power to weight ratio

253 bhp/ton (189 kW/t)

0-60 mph

4.3 seconds

0-100 km/h

4.6 seconds

0-100 mph (0-160 km/h)

10.8 seconds

Maximum speed

145 mph (233 km/h)

Vehicle mass - unladen

870 kg (no options)

Weight distribution

F: 327 kg & R: 533 kg (38% - 62%)

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