It is capable of speeds up to 240 km/h (150 mph). The Elise was named after Elisa Artioli, the granddaughter of Romano Artioli who was chairman of Lotus and Bugatti at the time of the car's launch.
In this way, what's the difference between Lotus Elise & Exige?
The chassis, body and engine are basically the same. The difference in body is a whale tail on the Exige, which covers the rear window. The Exige S is supercharged, and has a bit more power than the Elise. The whale tail on the Exige completely eliminates rearview mirror & rear window visibility.
Beside above, what Toyota engine is in the Lotus Elise?
Lotus has been using Toyota engines for years, most notably with the 1.8-liter inline-four from a Celica, Matrix, Corolla, and more powering the Elise and the 3.5-liter V6 in the Evora and Exige.
Does Lotus Elise have power steering?
Experience the unassisted steering once on offer in the Exige and Elise and you'll understand why Alfa chose to do without power steering in the 4C. Without involvement from hydraulics or electricity, there's a wholly direct feel as you tell the front wheels what to do and they tell you what's going on.
Is Lotus owned by Ford?
Lotus Cars Limited is a British automotive company that manufactures sports cars and racing cars with headquarters in Hethel, England. Lotus was previously owned by DRB-HICOM through its subsidiary Proton, which acquired it following the bankruptcy of former owner Romano Artioli in 1996.