New Lotus Elise for sale in Portland, Oregon - Ron Tonkin Gran Turismo[ New Search ]
New 2011 Lotus Elise SC 1.8L 4 Cyl.
MPG is estimated only and will vary by equipment and options.
Lotus of Portland - 9008 SW Canyon Rd. Portland - 503.258.5500
As kids, we all played the game of finding shapes in the clouds. ''That one looks like a bowl of mashed potatoes!'' you'd say, then, ''Hey, that one looks like a bunch of marshmallows!'' Then, suddenly, off towards the horizon would be a dark and menacing Cumulonimbus capillatus with lightning bolts arcing off wildly then fighting each other for supremacy. Thunderclaps would send furry woodland animals scurrying for their holes. Planes would fly into it only to back out in fear. And you'd say, ''Hey! That one looks like this 2011 Lotus Elise SC in Storm Titanium!'' And you'd be right.
Touring Pack, Black Pack, traction control, Star Shield paint protection, and a hard top to batten down... because a supercharged storm be a-brewin'.
PAINT: Storm Titanium
INTERIOR: Black Leather
ENGINE: 1.8l Supercharged I4
TRANSMISSION: 6-speed manual
WARRANTY: Full Factory
STOCK NUMBER: LE111
VIN NUMBER: SCCLHCZC4BHA11769
Lotus of Portland is Oregon's only official Lotus dealership and service center. We have one goal: Simply to be the best Lotus dealership in America. Focusing on the guiding principles of Lotus, we keep everything as uncomplicated as possible for the greatest in speed and performance.
You will deal with only one person from start to finish and you will receive the best car buying experience of your life. Anything less is unacceptable.
The Elise is a track-ready car with minimal interior comforts, nearly no cargo space and a rock-hard suspension. It's also one of the fastest, best-handling cars available. It offers supercar acceleration and handling in a striking design. The base Elise gets to 60 mph in 4.4 seconds, and the SC trim is a tenth of a second slower, but has a smoother power curve, making it slightly more drivable day-to-day.
But the secret to the Elise's abilities is its light weight. The base Elise tips the scales at an extremely svelte 1,984 lbs. The Toyota-sourced 1.8L 4-cylinder engine only makes 189 horsepower, but with so little car to push around, it allows the engine's free-revving spirit to shine. The Elise SC utilizes a supercharger to allow the engine to make more power, pushing it to 218 horses, while the vehicle gains a mere 22 lbs. The supercharger also mellows out the Elise engine's neurotic character a bit, making the power curve more progressive. This makes the Elise SC the one to choose if it's to be driven anywhere but on the track.
The interior of the Elise is spartan, which isn't unusual for a car built for speed. Standard features include air conditioning, HID headlights, an anti-theft system, a leather-trimmed Momo steering wheel, aluminum gearshift knob and handbrake trim, a premium audio system and performance tires. Individual options include a hard top, limited-slip differential, leather seats and traction control.
Standard safety and performance features include front and side air bags, a tire pressure monitoring, stowage bag for the soft top, LED taillights, daytime running lights and cast-alloy wheels. The standard anti-lock braking system comes with Lotus/AP Racing and Brembo calipers, plus 4-wheel ventilated, cross-drilled disc brakes.
The Touring package upgrades the soft top's insulation and the stereo system and adds full carpet and leather seats. The Sport package upgrades the car's wheels to forged silver alloy and adds sport-tuned suspension, twin oil coolers, traction control and sport seats. (This package also reduces the overall weight of the Elise by 20 pounds.) The new Performance Package includes almost everything in both the Touring and the Sport Packages, as well other customizable options.