2011 Lotus Elise Revealed Before Geneva Motor Show 2010

The British carmaker Lotus has updated their famed Elise model for the 2010 Geneva Motor Show which hits next month.

The British carmaker Lotus has updated their famed Elise model for the 2010 Geneva Motor Show which hits next month.

The 2011 Lotus Elise features a new front fascia, inspired by it’s Evora sibling, with a smoother, lower nose, re-styled headlights with a larger grille and side ducts. While the skin has been given a few cuts and lifts, the heartbeat remains the same.

The new Lotus Elise will carry the 1.8L 217 hp engine when supercharged, and for the first time Lotus will be offering a new 1.6-liter engine – which will not be available in North America – with 134 hp (at 6,800 rpm) and 118 pound-feet of torque (at 4,400 rpm), which should result in a 0-60 time of around six seconds. A six-speed manual remains standard on all models, and two new lightweight forged wheels are available as an option, along with cruise control.

It’s expected that the 2011 Lotus Elise to arrive in dealers across the pond this April, with sales in the U.S. beginning later this year. [Lotus via Autoblog]

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