Lotus has recently announced four new limited edition Elise variants that drew their inspiration from the company’s historic racing liveries. Only 100 units of the Heritage Editions will be built with each showcasing one of four motorsport-based color combinations, as well as “enhanced” specifications.
In addition the the special paintwork, each car also comes with an exclusive “build plaque” that mentions its position in the production run. Although production will be limited to just 100 cars, Lotus may not build exactly 25 of each version. Instead, the final number for each car will be determined by orders requested by customers.
Typical features include a range of options normally found in the standard Lotus Elise for sale. That includes DAB digital radio, air conditioning, and cruise control. Ultra-lightweight alloy wheels will be included along with two-piece disc brakes and black carpet with floor mats. Lotus does a great job keeping their cars lightweight and simple.
The Classic Heritage Editions will be powered by a 1.8 liter supercharged engine that produces 217 horsepower. The cars will go 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) in 4.2 seconds with a top speed of 145 mph (233 km/h).