|Lotus Elise 135|
|Appears in||Gran Turismo 2 (RM)|
|Engine||Rover 1800 engine|
|Max Power||131 BHP|
|Max Torque||121.5 lb-ft|
|Weight||708 kilograms (1,560 lb)|
|Power/Weight Ratio||5.24 kg (11.6 lb) per horsepower|
The Lotus Elise 135 is a road car produced by Lotus. It only appears in Gran Turismo 2.
There are twelve colors available for this vehicle:
- Monaco White
- New Aluminium Metallic
- Titanium Metallic
- Calypso Red
- Ruby Metallic
- Chrome Orange Metallic
- Mustard Yellow
- Lotus Racing Green Metallic
- Azure Blue Metallic
- Nautilus Blue Metallic
- Deep Purple Metallic
This description is taken from the PAL version of the game:
Colin Chapman, the founder of Lotus, believed that lightweight and not necessarily high power was the key to a sports car. His first car, the Lotus Seven, was a perfect example of this and so is the most recent Lotus - the Elise, introduced in 1996. Thanks to a unique bonded aluminium chassis the Elise weighed just 690kg and offered a terrific turn of speed despite a meager 118BHP. The Elise also set new standards for handling. The mid-engine roadster sported independent double wishbone suspension all round, quick-ratio steering that was light and responsive without resorting to power assistance and the vented aluminium metal matrix composite discs provided awesome stopping power. The little Elise wore a body of fibreglass and boasted the minimal of frills, but plenty of thrills. There were no carpets, no stereo, and no roof - though a canvas top could be fitted. In terms of straight line speed the original Elise could drag to 60mph in just six seconds and go on to a top speed of nearly 125mph - all thanks to Rover's 1.8-litre K-Series engine driving the rear wheels via a slick-shifting five-speed manual gearbox. Lotus offered a number of ways to further boost performance. In 1997 came the 190 Sport, with a 190BHP version of the K-Series motor, a close-ratio gearbox and track-spec brakes. Designed with the race circuit in mind the Sport 190 shaved 1.5 seconds off the 0-60mph sprint. It was too extreme for everyday road use, but in 1998 Lotus offered a Sport 135 kit for people wanting more welly for the road. Adding a sports exhaust, close-ratio gearbox and an extra 17BHP to the engine produced an Elise with a five-second 0-60mph time. 1999's quick Elise was the 111S with the 143BHP VVC (Variable Valve Control) version of Rover's K-Series motor slotted in to give extra oomph. With the engine change came some minor suspension tweaks and bigger rear wheels and tyres to tame the extra power.
This car can be bought at the Lotus dealership in North City for 50,610 Credits.