• 50th anniversary edition celebrates founding of Hethel site
• Hand finished, with lightweight carbon components as standard
• 899 kg kerb weight delivers pure and precise driving experience
In a celebration of style and lightweight performance, and helping mark the 50th anniversary of the
company’s famous Hethel site, Lotus has revealed the latest addition to its collection: the exclusive
Elise 250 Special Edition.
Based on the critically acclaimed Elise Cup 250 launched earlier this year, but featuring a raft of
exclusive components as standard, the new Lotus Elise 250 Special Edition offers an outstanding
combination of performance and panache.
With a supercharged 243 hp engine, a 0-60mph time of
3.9 seconds, and a unique, hand-finished interior, it perfectly defines the quintessential British
sportscar in this celebration year.
Drawing inspiration from some of the company’s most alluring models, the new Elise is the perfect
blend of both style and substance. As befitting a hand-built sports car from one of the world’s most
famous marques, it’s beautifully detailed and conceived as a tribute to one of countless Lotus fans’
favourite cars. The Lotus Elan, launched in 1963, established itself as one of the icons of 60’s
motoring and even became a star of screen in hit TV shows of the time, including the classic series
The hand-built sports car from Norfolk has long been regarded as a benchmark within the industry, providing a level of precision and driver involvement that rivals can’t match.