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.

  

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