Overall, it's 41kg lighter than the vehicle it replaces and means the Elise Sprint models weigh in at just 798kg.
Weight is saved through the use of a new lithium-ion battery, carbon racing seats and new lightweight alloy wheels, while the engine cover and roll hoops are made from carbon-fibre.
The new 2017 Lotus Elise Sprint is on sale now, with prices starting at £37,300 for the lightest Elise yet.
It's Lotus Elise distilled, weighing a featherweight 789kg dry. In total, these parts cut 48.5 lbs. compared to the previous Sport and Sport 220 models, which means that finally, Lotus can say that they have a auto under 800 kilograms.
Colin Chapman, the founder of Lotus Cars, famously said "adding power makes you faster on the straights; subtracting weight makes you faster everywhere", and Lotus continues to adhere to this maxim. All these changes will make the Sprint accelerate to 60 miles per hour in 5.9 seconds, while the supercharged 220 will get there in 4.1.
Various external tweaks help the Lotus Elise Sprint stand out, including a matt black transom panel, stealthy black wheels with contrasting metal spun rims, stripes on the side of the auto and unique badging on the side and rear for a touch of posing potential. The entire Elise range got some styling upgrades for 2017 both inside and out, which sheds 22 lbs. thanks to a redesigned front clamshell with wider radiator apertures, and mesh pattern grille that's 19.2 lbs. lighter. The auto is 23kg lighter than its predecessor, but with all lightweight options included that number increases to 40kg.
Before this becomes too cynical though, a lighter Elise is surely a better Elise: "Less mass means more Lotus", apparently.
Orders for the new Elise range are now open. That's £5000 more than the standard "Sport" models in each case.
Brent futures were up 60c, or 1.2%, at $51.52, after settling down 43c at $50.92 on Tuesday, the lowest finish since November. Meanwhile, IEA's data showed oil demand is expected to grow by 1.4m b/d in 2017 to 98m b/d - unchanged from prior estimates.
That will likely suck up most of the oxygen in the multiplexes, making it hard for other films to keep drawing in big crowds. And rounding out the top five were holdovers The Shack with $18-million and The LEGO Batman Movie with $8-million.
Intel has worked increasingly with Mobileye, announcing plans past year to deploy 40 autonomous cars as part of trials with BMW. Amid safety concerns about Tesla's Autopilot technology, the two companies engaged in public finger-pointing .
They say the airport is open though, so any flights that airlines don't cancel will have the resources to get in and out. As of 7:30 a.m., ET, FlightAware said more than 7,746 flights have been canceled, impacting at least 400,000 travelers.
Another bit of good fortune fell Leicester's way when Samir Nasri was sent off in the 74th minute for headbutting Jamie Vardy. The goal meant Sevilla still only had to score once to force extra time , but it was the hosts with all the confidence.
The commercial continues with glamour shots of Ivanka and then comes the first comedic bulls eye: "She's handsome ". The award-winning actress appeared in a two-minute parody commercial for a fragrance called " Complicit ".
The largely Catholic nation's Congress is now on break for Lent, so Alejano's complaint won't be heard until May 7. Jose said "these visits are part of the President's introductory visits to countries in Southeast Asia".
The fact we knew we were much better than we had been showing, and the fact results didn't go our way. Every week you get that win and the team grows and hopefully we can use all of that to our advantage.
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From there, child account management works much like it does with other parental controls systems, like Microsoft Family. Google hopes to make the feature generally available in the U.S. in early summer and elsewhere in world later this year.
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New Video Emerges in Michael Brown Case
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