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2011 Lotus Elise
Roadster
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$51,845
2021 Lotus Evora
GT RWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$110,709
10 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2011 Lotus Elise
Roadster
Michael Perkins Preview:

Softened and consolidated, the Elise is showing its age. Usually that means outdated design and lackluster performance, but these don’t apply with the Elise. Fifteen years have slipped...

2021 Lotus Evora
GT RWD
Stephen Edelstein Preview:

For the time being, the Evora is Lotus’ sole offering in the United States. Available solely as a fixed-roof coupe, you can consider it a competitor to the Porsche Cayman and the recen...

User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2011 Lotus Elise
Roadster
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Kevin 2011 Lotus Elise RoadsterReview:

Hard On Gas, Yes..but, It Is My Toy.. And I Rate It A 5 Star... — for those whom know about it. and only a few of you do, it is in my Townhouse garage. Never will I d...

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

2021 Lotus Evora
GT RWD
No User Reviews

Specs

2011 Lotus Elise
Roadster
2021 Lotus Evora
GT RWD
Powertrain 6-Speed Manual
Drivetrain
RWD
RWD
RWD
Fuel Economy, City
21 MPG
17 MPG
17 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
27 MPG
24 MPG
26 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 11.5 gal 14.5 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
189 hp @ 7,800 RPM
416 hp @ 7,000 RPM
416 hp @ 7,000 RPM
Torque
133 lb-ft @ 6,800 RPM
317 lb-ft @ 3,500 RPM
317 lb-ft @ 3,500 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
6 cylinders
6 cylinders
Compression Ratio
11.5:1
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--
Displacement
1,800 cc
3,500 cc
3,500 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.23 in x 3.35 in
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--
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags -- Standard
Comfort and Convenience
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD Player Standard --
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Driver Power Seats -- Standard
Passenger Power Seats Standard Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 2 seats 4 seats
Front Legroom -- --
Back Legroom -- --
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 4 cu ft 8 cu ft
Exterior
Length 149 in 173 in
Width 72.8 in 77.6 in
Height 44 in 48.1 in
Wheelbase 90.5 in 101.4 in

Available Options

2011 Lotus Elise
Roadster
2021 Lotus Evora
GT RWD

Exterior Colors

  • 3-11 Red
  • AIRFORCE Blue
  • Aubergine Purple
  • Battleship Gray
  • Burnt Orange
  • Copper Fire Red
  • Cyan Blue
  • Daytona Blue
  • EVORIO Ivory
  • EXIGE Orange
  • Empire Green
  • Epsom Green
  • Essex Blue
  • Evora Silver Metallic
  • Fire Red
  • Formula Red
  • Liquid Yellow
  • MOTORSPORT Black Metallic
  • Metallic Yellow
  • Military Gray
  • Monaco White
  • Nightfall Blue Metallic
  • Old English White
  • Olive Green
  • Pearly White
  • Pewter Gray
  • Phantom Black
  • Sky Blue
  • Verde ITHICA
  • Vivid Green

Option Packages

  • Bespoke Double Stitching
  • Carbon Pack
  • Interior Color Pack Bespoke
  • Interior Color Pack Exterior Body Color
  • Lower Side Sill Bespoke Color
  • Lower Side Sill Body Color
  • Subwoofer & Amplifier
  • Titanium Exhaust
  • Tan, Bespoke Leather Interior Seat Trim
  • Transmission: 6-Speed Automatic
  • Wheels: 19" Front & 20" Rear Diamond Cut Gloss BLK

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