Lotus’ most recognized model is back in two new forms for 2016, bringing the Sport label back to their lineup in a light, agile form.
A press release from the British marque today shared the introduction of the Lotus Elise Sport and Elise Sport 220, each of which benefits from weight reduction and refined power production. The Elise Sport is ideal for long-term brand enthusiasts and newcomers to the track car world, while the Elise Sport 220 is a more focus performance model.
“We have further refined, distilled and sharpened the driving experience offered by our best selling sports car of the last 20 years, the Lotus Elise,” described Jean-Marc Gales, CEO of Group Lotus plc, in the release. “These two new models, the Elise Sport and Sport 220 revive the iconic ‘Sport’ naming designation and are both worthy of wearing this badge.”
Pricing for the United Kingdom and Germany has been announced, with sales scheduled to begin in Europe this December and for the rest of the world in January. UK customers can expected to pay £29,900 for the Elise Sport and £36,500 for the Elise Sport 220, while customers in Germany can expect prices of €39,900 and €48,700, respectively. US pricing has yet to be announced, but given the UK and German prices and current exchange rates, we can expect prices to land around $45,000 USD for the Elise Sport and $55,000 USD for the Elise Sport 220.
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