2005 Lotus Elise
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From the moment you swing open the composite door and drop into the leather-trimmed aluminum cockpit, theres no mistaking the Elise for anything but a no-nonsense lightweight sports car. Other than 21st-century necessities like dual airbags, air-conditioning, and a CD player, theres nothing extraneous inside the cabin. The dashboard, pedals, and shift knob are all crafted out of aluminum. The steering wheel is small and purposeful, the seats are lightly upholstered one-piece composite shells with fore-aft adjustment for the driver only. Carpeting covers select areas of the interior; everywhere else the exposed aluminum chassis proudly shows through.
Extensive use of aluminum allows the Elise to achieve its extreme light weight without sacrificing rigidity. This is most apparent in the cockpit where the extruded aluminum chassis makes no secret of its presence, joined by race-inspired billet pedals and a drilled-out foot stop on the passenger side. Tipping the scales at a gravity-defying 1,950 lbs., the diminutive Elise remains faithful to the Hethel companys less-is-more school of vehicle production. Like the famous Seven and the Elan, lightweight roadsters that helped put Lotus road cars on the map, the Elise is built around the same concept of joining an exceptionally light and, nimble chassis to a flexible and responsive 4-cylinder engine. With so little mass to haul around, the Elise doesnt need a ton of horsepower to go fast, huge brakes to slow down or massive wheels and tires to handle well.
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Classic Car ID101043183
Exterior ColorMagnetic Blue
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