Special edition car costs from £39,900; celebrates 20th anniversary of Elise's launch
Jim Holder
20 March 2015

The Lotus Elise 20th Anniversary Special Edition has been revealed to mark the launch of the Elise at the Frankfurt motor show in September 1995.

The Elise 20th Anniversary is based on the Lotus Elise S Club Racer and is 10kg lighter than the standard car, bringing it in at 914kg. It hits 62mph from rest in 4.6sec and has a top speed of 145mph. Fuel economy is rated at 37.5mpg.

Standard equipment includes lightweight matt black forged wheels, a lightweight centre console in body colour and lightweight sports seats in leather or Alcantara with colour-coded stitching.

The car also has a Sport mode to improve throttle response and alter the traction control slip thresholds.

Buyers can choose between four colours - blue, green, yellow and silver - with the rear diffuser, wing mirrors, roll hoop cover and back section of the car painted matt black.

The 20th Anniversary costs £39,900 - a rise of £2700 over the Elise S, but with what Lotus claims is an additional £5150 of standard kit included.

To date 32,000 Lotus Elises have been sold globally.


Our Verdict

Lotus Elise

Is the Lotus Elise still the last word in open-top British sports car fun?

Add your comment

Log in or register to post comments

Find an Autocar car review

Driven this week

  • BMW M5
    First Drive
    22 March 2018
    Super saloon deploys four-wheel drive to improve every facet of its driving experience. Faster and more capable than any, and more exciting than most, of its celebrated predecessors
  • Range Rover Sport SVR
    First Drive
    22 March 2018
    More power and an intoxicating soundtrack have breathed new life into our love affair with the biggest, baddest Range Rover Sport variant
  • First Drive
    21 March 2018
    The new Vantage has been developed as a Porsche 911 beater, and our first taste on UK roads suggests it can live up to that bold claim
  • Nissan Leaf Tekna
    The is the new Nissan Leaf
    First Drive
    21 March 2018
    The new version of the world's best-selling electric car gains a bigger battery and more power. How does it compare to rivals such as the Volkswagen e-Golf?
  • Range Rover p400e
    First Drive
    20 March 2018
    The original luxury SUV is now available as a plug-in hybrid, promising lower emissions and the capacity for silent electric motoring