1998 Lotus Elise Sport 190

Private Collection
Transmission Type
5 Speed Manual
Miles
450
Vin
SCTGA1117WHE34016
Interior Color
Black
Exterior Color
Calypso Red
Stock
SCD 003
Carfax Report

One of less than 25 Sport 190 models imported

*One of fewer than 25 imported
*Less than 500 original miles
*Lowest mileage example known to exist
*Non-street legal; track-day or race only
*The lightest of all the Lotus Elise models

The Lotus Elise is a two-seat, mid-engined roadster initially released in 1996. The Elise has a fiberglass body atop its aluminum chassis that provides a stiff platform for the suspension while keeping weight to a minimum.

The Sport 190 model is a competition-only (not street legal) version imported to the United States in 1998. Fewer than 25 made the trip across the pond. Upgrades to the standard Elise included a roll cage, fire system, racing seats, master electrical switch, quick-release steering wheel, stiffer racing suspension and five-point racing harness, among others. It's powered by a highly-tuned version of the Rover 1.8-liter four-cylinder producing 190 hp at 7,000 rpm. The 1,485 pound Sport 190 hits sixty mph in 4.3 seconds and 100 mph in 10.5 seconds.

This Series 1 Sport 190 model was originally purchased on September 24, 1998 for $55,600. We bought the Lotus in 2014 from the original owner, who lightly tracked the car early in its life.

Engine

Body

Body Color
Calypso Red

Basic

Year
1998
Make
Lotus
Model
Elise
Miles
450

Interior

Interior Color
Black
Center Console
No
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