Lotus Elise Series 1 Free Downloadable PDF Factory Service Manual / Repair Manual

Model Years: 1996 to 2001
Chassis Code(s): Series 1

The 1996 Lotus Elise weighed 725 kg (1,600 lb). Because of its relatively low weight, it was able to... View More Info

1 Workshop Manual Available (See Below)
Lotus Elise

Lotus Elise S1 Factory Service Manual

Factory Service Manual for Series 1 Elise, contains full specifications, repair, rebuild and maintenance information.


Lotus Elise Vehicle Information

The 1996 Lotus Elise weighed 725 kg (1,600 lb). Because of its relatively low weight, it was able to accelerate 0-60 mph (97 km/h) in 5.8 seconds despite its relatively low power output of 118 bhp (88 kW / 120 PS). Braking, cornering, and fuel consumption are also improved by the car's reduced weight.



Series 1 was designed by Julian Thomson, then head of design at Lotus, and Richard Rackham, Lotus's chief engineer.



Besides the standard higher-performance variants listed below, Lotus also released some limited edition models such as Sport 135 (1998/9) with approx 145 bhp (108 kW / 147 PS), Sport 160 (2000) with 150-160 bhp (112-119 kW / 162 PS), and Sport 190 (190 bhp (142 kW / 193 PS)).



These were more competent on track with sports suspension, wheels and tyres, seats according to model. There were other special editions such as the 50th Anniversary Edition (green/gold) celebrating 50 years of Lotus cars, the Type 49 ("Gold Leaf" red and white two-tone), and Type 79 ("JPS" black/gold) which refers to its successful Grand Prix car type numbers.

Source: Wikipedia