The Lotus Elise 111R is a mid-engined roadster manufactured by Lotus between 2004 and 2011.
The 111R is powered by a fuel-injected 1.8L Toyota engine codenamed '2ZZ-GE' producing 189bhp. The powerplant is also utilised by the Lotus Exige. For the 2011 model year, the Elise received a facelift.
Need for Speed: Most Wanted
The Elise is a light car and possesses very responsive handling although it has the lowest standard top speed figure compared to other vehicles of its tier. It also has the second-smallest engine in Need for Speed: Most Wanted with the Fiat Punto's being the smallest.
The acceleration of the Elise is up to par with any vehicle within its range. Its top speed can be easily beaten by bigger cars such as the Aston Martin DB9.
The Elise is a very competitive car in every race type. It is particularly useful in tight tracks but should not be used in pursuits as its mass is insufficient for ramming police vehicles.
Need for Speed: Carbon
The Lotus Elise appears as a tier 2 exotic in Need for Speed: Carbon. With a price tag of $50,000, it is the cheapest tier 2 exotic in the game. Its unlock is dependent on the starter vehicle of the player:
- Exotic Career: Take over Ocean View in Fortuna.
- Muscle Career: Take over Hills Borough in Fortuna.
- Tuner Career: Take over South Fortuna.
The Elise is seen with a sharp handling again, which is comparable to that of tier 2 tuners. Other performance statistics such as acceleration and top speed are very similar to its Most Wanted rendition. In pursuits, the Elise has a low durability.
Need for Speed Carbon: Own the City
The Lotus Elise appears in Need for Speed Carbon: Own the City.
Need for Speed: ProStreet
The Lotus Elise in Need for Speed: ProStreet is unlocked upon dominating the Super Promotion Showdown: Chicago race day. The Elise costs $46,000 in the car lot.
It has a direct steering and a decent acceleration. Thus it's strongly recommended for any circuit race event with technical corners and vertices. The Elise performs in other race types such as in Drift well too.
Once the player car has upgraded their car with high level performance parts, the Elise is capable of drag times lower than eight seconds.
The Elise has a low top speed and is not suitable for Speed Challenges.
Need for Speed: Undercover
The Lotus Elise appears in Need for Speed: Undercover as a tier 4 vehicle. It can be purchased for $42,500.
The Elise's handling remains unaltered in Need for Speed: Undercover. Its acceleration is somewhat too weak if compared to the Nissan Silvia (S15). The top speed (176 mph/283 km/h) of the Elise is one of the worst within its class.
It appears in the PlayStation 2 and Nintendo Wii releases with a price tag of $40,000.
Need for Speed: Shift
With a low weight and a decent amount of power, the Lotus Elise is one of the best choices for any race course in both Shift instalments. It has a stellar steering, which makes high-speed cornering without any difficulties possible. It is especially recommended for players who need a quick sports car that is easy to control. Top speed-wise, it may not be up to par with stronger cars though.
Need for Speed: World
The Lotus Elise was made available in Need for Speed: World during the Taiwan restricted test session on October 14, 2009 as a tier 2 car. Since August 22, 2012, it has been featured as a B class vehicle.
The Elise is one of the best handling tier cars in the game, as evident by a very high handling rating and superb steering precision, which makes high-speed turning in almost every type of corner possible. Acceleration is underwhelming compared to cars with a higher H.A.T. rating.
Since the August 22, 2012 patch, the Elise received a better acceleration and a higher top speed of 157 mph (253 km/h) at the cost of its previously decently performing nitrous boost. Its steering responsiveness was significantly improved as well. The Elise can turn better than the Lotus Exige Cup 260, but feels twitchy at low speeds.
The Elise can be made to a competitive class A car, if the player installs pro series performance parts or better. Its acceleration can be significantly improved with these upgrades for better performance on straight roads and to allow it to keep up with more powerful and heavier class A cars.
It is best used in race tracks with a series of consecutive corners to outmatch less agile and heavier cars. The Elise performs poorly in Team Escape and Pursuit Outrun, as its light chassis cannot sustain being rammed, especially in head-on collisions with Rhino SUVs.
|Need for Speed: World - Performance Rating|
|The Dark Green style is an Amerikon Speedsystems performance tuned speedboost car that costs 3200. It was made available on December 16, 2010.
|The White style is a rotationally available stock cash car that costs 765,432. It was initially released on October 14, 2009 as part of the Taiwan restricted test session.
Before August 22nd, 2012, it could only be purchased if the player was at Driver Level 25 or above and cost 400,000. On April 30th, 2015, its price was lowered from 1,000,000 as part of the End of the World event.
|The Trisor style is a rental car that can be leased for 150. It was made available on June 28, 2010.
|The Trisor style is a previous rental only car that can be purchased for 500,000. It was made available on June 1, 2015 as part of the End of the World event.
|The Limited Edition style is an art director car that was never released.
Shift 2: Unleashed
The Lotus Elise appears in Shift 2: Unleashed as a Modern Road vehicle with a performance index rating of D 460 and handling rating of 3,24. Players can purchase it for $35,000.
Need for Speed: Edge
The Elise 111R appears in Need for Speed: Edge.
- Need for Speed: ProStreet and Need for Speed: Undercover are the only games in the series to feature the Lotus Elise with a stripe vinyl in stock form.
- During a pursuit, the TCBPD dispatch will refer to the Lotus Elise as a sports car.
|Lotus Elise (Model Range)|
|Elise Sports Tourer • Elise 111R • Elise GT1|