Lotus Elise Driving Experiences

The dictionary definition of a brilliant lightweight, performance driven British sports car, the Lotus Elise has remained a consistent favourite amongst motoring enthusiasts since its launch in 1996. It’s finely executed engineering and design sees it powered on a 1.8 litre engine, bumping out 118 bhp and top speeds of over 120 mph. Take a look now at our full range of Lotus Elise driving experiences, including own car track day hire opportunities, that we have available to book at venues and locations nationwide here on TrackDays.

Elise Driving Experiences
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Drive a Lotus Elise near me

Lotus Cars’ original variant of their Elise sports car - a rear wheel drive, two seater, mid engined roadster, was released in the autumn of 1996. The Elise was named after the granddaughter of Romano Aritoli, who at the time of the car's release, was chairman of Lotus.

The Series 1 Elise - which is the very same model we have available - was a joint effort, kit assembled at both Lotus’ plant in Hethel in Norfolk, and the Shah Alam plant of Proton Holdings Berhad in Malaysia.

As ever, Lotus’ design and engineering principles of ‘lightness then performance’ are at the heart of the Elise, with its total weight of 725 kg making it one of the lightest such cars we have in our fleet at TrackDays.

Due to its weight, the Elise can reach 0 - 60 mph in an impressive 5.8 seconds, and you can expect to reach top speeds of around 123 mph. The Elise has always been a popular car for our Own Car Track Days thanks to its sublime handling, meaning it can take the most demanding corners with ease.

Cool Facts About the Lotus Elise

In the near 25 years since it was first launched, there’s no denying that the Lotus Elise has become something of a modern day classic for car enthusiasts globally. This is reflected in the numerous awards and accolades it has received from the motoring industry and press.

Autocar magazine named it the Best Driver’s Car in 2001, the BBC’s Top Gear magazine named it their Best Sports Car in 2004, and more recently in 2019, Autocar magazine awarded it again, this time as one of their Icon of Icons.

Other Lotuss Available

Lotus Exige
BHP: 192
0-60 (secs): 4.7
Exige S
Lotus Exige S
BHP: 220
0-60 (secs): 4.1
Lotus 2-Eleven
BHP: 260
0-60 (secs): 4.0
Evora 400
Lotus Evora 400
BHP: 400
0-60 (secs): 4.1

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