The Lotus Elise Sprint 220 is a high-performance version of the Lotus Elise Sports Coupe.
In March 2017, Lotus announced the special edition 'Sprint' models of the Elise. For the Elise Sprint, Lotus used several weight-saving techniques to cut the car's weight down to 798 kg (1,759 lb). To achieve the 40kg weight saving, some body parts are made in carbon, as well as the seats. The backlight glass is made of polycarbonate, and the lightweight battery is a Lithium-ion model. Wheels are the usual size, but forged instead of cast alloy. The Sprint can be had with either a 1.6-litre naturally aspirated engine, or a 1.8-litre supercharged engine, available for the Sprint 220 version. The former has a 0-60 mph (97 km/h) time of 5.9 seconds, while the Sprint 220 can accelerate from 0-60 mph (97 km/h) in 4.1 seconds. Dampers are uprated, as on the Elise Cup models.
The Lotus Elise Sprint 220 was added in the Community Update as a high-end (now mid/low) Class D car with the following rank statistics:
When upgraded, the Lotus Elise Sprint 220 has quick acceleration and excellent handling, rivaling the DS E-Tense, as well as a relatively tight drift radius. In addition, due to its extremely good nitro efficiency and acceleration, the Elise can often quickly reach and easily sustain its top speed using lower levels of nitro. Its high handling stat means it loses very little speed when turning or going over rough terrain. The Elise's main drawback is its very low top speed, which is even lower than the top speed of the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution.
Due to being extremely agile and easy to drive, the Elise excels on technical tracks, such as The Caribbean and Osaka. However, its low top speed means it may struggle against faster cars like as the Ford Shelby GT350R and Dodge Challenger 392 Hemi Scat Pack, especially on tracks with long straight sections, such as Cairo or the Himalayas.
The Elise remains a great choice for multiplayer, able to compete with cars like the Ford Shelby GT350R and Ginetta G60 provided the driver can take full advantage of its excellent acceleration, handling and nitro efficiency. However, once the player reaches Silver League, the extremely low top speed of the Elise will render it useless against other Class C cars which may be nearly as agile but much faster.