It is reported that Lotus Cars USA will immediately begin selling the Lotus Elise Purist Edition with pricing to start at $43,995. The Elise Purist Edition comes with Sport Pack along with options found on the Touring Pack (without the leather door inserts and iPod interface). Separately, the Touring Pack costs an extra $1,600 and bring the base price of the Elise up to $48,850.
The Lotus Elise Purist Edition will continue to employ Lotus lightweight theme with a fiberglass body structure and an aluminum chassis. It also features an independent suspension system and Brembo brake calipers.
Power comes from a mid-mounted 1.8L 4-cylinder with multipoint fuel-injection making 190-hp. It is mated to a 6-speed manual transmission.
– By The Daily Auto Editor