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How to tell the different models

Being new to the Elise, can someone briefly explain the different iterations there have been for the Elise. I see threads talking about the S1 and S2 and S2.5. Also any pics of the different versions would be great
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Standard S1 Elise-

Rover K Series 1.8l ~120hp with 135hp upgrade
1594 pounds for the 120hp model
1632 pounds for the 135hp model

#somethingwickedthiswaycomes... the new Origin Noble M and the Origin 7

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Sport 190 Elise-

190hp Engine
1484 pounds (!)

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Elise 111S-

Rover K Series with VVC Engine, 143hp

1698 pounds

#somethingwickedthiswaycomes... the new Origin Noble M and the Origin 7

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Sport 160/160S-

New head/cams, intake, and exhaust mods to produce 160hp.
1698 pounds.

Upgrade kit to 190hp offered.

#somethingwickedthiswaycomes... the new Origin Noble M and the Origin 7

Zenos E10S for Sale! www.zenosforsale.com

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S2 Elise-

Redesigned body. Same Rover K 1.8l engine. ~120hp.

1654 pounds

#somethingwickedthiswaycomes... the new Origin Noble M and the Origin 7

Zenos E10S for Sale! www.zenosforsale.com

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S2 Sport 135-

Upgrade to the S2 offering a 15hp more.

#somethingwickedthiswaycomes... the new Origin Noble M and the Origin 7

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S2 Sport 190-
192hp Engine and some racing bits.

1566 pounds (!)

#somethingwickedthiswaycomes... the new Origin Noble M and the Origin 7

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S2 111/111S-

S2 with VVC Lotus engine now at 156hp

1720 pounds

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S2 Sport 135R-

135hp engine special edition.

#somethingwickedthiswaycomes... the new Origin Noble M and the Origin 7

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S2.5

Details TBD

#somethingwickedthiswaycomes... the new Origin Noble M and the Origin 7

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S3

Rumors to be confirmed as to the changes. 190+hp engine. Maybe. Electric windows and locks. Airbags. And?

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M250 Edition-

Concept Lotus. Not in production.

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Exige.

S1 Elise with hardtop, air intakes, racing bits

170 or 190hp engine.

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Pics and detais to follow.

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My understanding of the S2.5 is the new Euro version that just came out with: pw,pl, badge on the rear, new seats, dash trim, etc. Would assume most if not all of that would make into the Fed version with the airbags new motor and tranney that we'd get, which may be a S3.
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Randy Chase:

Thanks for the great information....Now I can sound like I know what I'm talking about when I talk to others about this magnificant car. Looking forward to some pics when you get the chance


LarryB:

I also heard the same thing and saw the pic of the 2.5 currently on sale in the U.K. I hope we get the 190-200 hp engine, preferably Toyota....the upgraded seats and some power features would be nice too (as long as they don't add too much weight).
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Working on getting that postcount up, Randy?
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Here's a good resource:

http://www.elises.co.uk/models/index.html

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Dan, thanks for the great link!
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