What is the elise 111R?
Nope. Our car is officially just 'Elise'. In the UK and elsewhere, several models were available at the same time. The 111R was badged as such and had the running gear same as our cars, but had the old, no-airbag, speakers where the cubbys are, radio in front of the passenger interior.
Only informally. Only a few specific S1 and S2 models carry the 111 name.111 = elise
Again, not really. Lotus only badged a specific engine and trim package with the 111r label and never sold that car in the US. The US car has only ever been called "Elise" by Lotus.111R federalized - is a 111r in US market trim and spec. -