Lotus Elise (2014)
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Lotus Elise (2014): 23 facts and highlights

1. faster top speed

The fastest speed that the car can reach.
204km/h
Hennessey Venom GT (2014): 447km/h

2. larger engine size

This measurement is the total volume of all the engine's cylinders, also known as the engine displacement. This is one of many aspects of an engine that determine its horsepower, but generally speaking a greater size indicates more power.
1.6l
SRT Viper (2014): 8.4l

3. faster acceleration (0-100)

The time it takes for the car to accelerate from 0-100 kilometres per hour.
6.5s
Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport: 2.5s

4. higher maximum torque

Torque is a measurement of an engine’s power, closely related to horsepower. More torque indicates a more powerful car, and is also a good indication of its acceleration.
160Nm
Hennessey Venom GT (2014): 1566Nm

5. shorter length

3.82m
Lotus Elise (2014): 3.82m

6. width

1.72m
Lotus Elise (2014): 1.72m

7. height

1.12m
Gumpert Apollo: 1.11m

8. less CO2 emissions

The CO2 emissions of the car, measured in grams per kilometre. A car with less emissions is better for the environment.
149g/km
BMW i8 (2014): 49g/km

9. Has rear-wheel drive

Rear-wheel drive benefits from increased traction when accelerating, as the weight of the vehicle shifts to the rear over the drive wheels. The weight of the car is also more evenly distributed, resulting in improved handling.
Lotus Elise (2014)
75% have it

10. more horsepower

Horsepower is the most common unit for measuring the power of an engine.
134hp
Hennessey Venom GT (2014): 1244hp

11. better fuel economy (combined)

Fuel economy is a measurement of fuel efficiency, based on how far you can travel with a certain amount of petrol (gasoline). A lower fuel economy means the car will be cheaper to run.
6.3l/100 km
BMW i8 (2014): 2.1l/100 km

12. better fuel economy (highway)

Fuel economy is a measurement of fuel efficiency, based on how far you can travel with a certain amount of petrol (gasoline). A lower fuel economy means the car will be cheaper to run.
5l/100 km
Lotus Elise (2014): 5l/100 km

13. better fuel economy (city)

Fuel economy is a measurement of fuel efficiency, based on how far you can travel with a certain amount of petrol (gasoline). A lower fuel economy means the car will be cheaper to run.
8.3l/100 km
Lotus Elise (2014): 8.3l/100 km

14. more cylinders

Although there are many aspects that determine the power, a higher number of cylinders is generally a good indication of the potential power of the engine.
4
Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport: 16

15. Has fully independent suspension

This allows all four wheels to move up and down independently, providing a smoother ride when, for example, going over bumps in the road.
Lotus Elise (2014)
78% have it

16. Has a petrol (gasoline) engine

A petrol (gasoline) engine offers several advantages over diesel. For example the engines tend to be lighter and cheaper than their diesel counterparts. Petrol engines also tend to have higher horsepower, and the fuel is more readily available.
Lotus Elise (2014)
95% have it

17. longer wheelbase

The wheelbase is the distance between the center of the front and rear wheels. A longer wheelbase provides the car with more stability and a smoother ride (although a shorter wheelbase can provide more responsive handling).
2.3m
Ferrari FF (2014): 2.99m

18. lower coefficient of drag

The coefficient of drag is one measurement of how well air travels around a vehicle. A lower value means it is more aerodynamic and the engine doesn't have to work as hard. It can result in faster speeds and lower fuel economy.
0.41Cd
Nissan GT-R (2014): 0.26Cd

19. larger fuel tank

A larger fuel tank means that you have to stop to refill less often.
40l
Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport: 100l

20. more valves

An intake valve allows the air/fuel mixture to enter the combustion chamber. An engine with more valves tends to increase performance.
16
Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport: 64

21. greater power-to-weight ratio

The power-to-weight ratio is a measurement of the performance of a car, based on the amount of power its engine can produce per kg of weight.
153hp/kg
Lotus Evora (2014): 200hp/kg

22. longer basic warranty (years)

The basic warranty of a car covers all aspects other than parts which are subject to normal wear and tear, such as windscreen wipers and brake pads. It lasts either a certain number of years or amount of kilometres driven.
3yrs
Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 (2014): 5yrs

23. longer drivetrain warranty (years)

The drivetrain warranty covers parts of the car such as the engine, transmission, driveshaft etc. This is usually longer than the basic warranty. It lasts either a certain number of years or amount of kilometres driven.
3yrs
SRT Viper (2014): 5yrs

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