Weight & Performance of the Sun International Elise w/ Honda B18C powertrain
There are several versions of the original Elise produced by Lotus. E.g. 111S, Sport 160, Sport 190, Motorsport, 340R. The original version had aluminum uprights and brake rotors. The subsequent base version Elise had iron uprights and brake rotors. Lotus lists the kerb weight of the standard version Elise as 770 kg (1694 lbs). We've been told that this is without fuel.
The following weights were obtained at Sun International
Distribution: Left Front - 330 lbs Right Front - 326 lbsLeft Rear - 542 lbs Right Rear - 521 lbs
Rear weight is 1063 pounds. Weight distribution front / rear = 38.2% / 61.8%
3. Standard Elise, model year 2000. Complete vehicle with Honda B18C Type R installed and running.
Includes: Motorsport wheels w/ Yokohama 038 R, roll bar cover and rear glass, fire extinguisher,
Excludes: soft top, and hardware;
Notes: installed light weight battery and titanium sport exhaust, 11 liters of fuel
Total Curb weight 1629 lbs (739.0 kg)
Distribution Left front - 323 lbs (146.5 kg) Right front - 311 lbs (140.5 kg)
Left rear - 509 lbs (230.5 kg) Right rear - 486 lbs (220.5 kg)
Front / Rear - 38.9% / 61.1%
SIR performance specifications:
The Elise w/ the SIR base version engine of 200 bhp is capable of: