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Lotus Elise Sprint goes on one serious diet

Its curb weight is an impressive 1,759 pounds.

Andrew Krok
Cars are Andrew's jam, as is strawberry. After spending years as a regular ol' car fanatic, he started working his way through the echelons of the automotive industry, starting out as social-media director of a small European-focused garage outside of Chicago. From there, he moved to the editorial side, penning several written features in Total 911 Magazine before becoming a full-time auto writer, first for a local Chicago outlet and then for CNET Cars.
Andrew Krok
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The Lotus Elise Sprint boasts some serious weight savings.

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Its 90-pound weight loss comes from a number of lightweight components.

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The battery is lighter, as are the seats, the wheels and the rear windshield.

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New two-piece brake discs shed 9 pounds on their own.

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Two engines are on offer.

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There's a 134-horsepower, 1.6-liter I4, or a 217-horsepower, 1.8-liter I4.

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The base Sprint will hit 60 mph in 5.9 seconds, whereas the more powerful variant takes just 4.1 seconds.

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Both the front and rear fasciae were updated for this new model.

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The interior, as always, is pretty darn spartan.

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The manual transmission features exposed linkages, which is awesome.

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A base, non-Sprint Lotus Elise starts at £32,300 ($39,945) in the UK.

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