• Aug 22, 2008
Click above for a gallery of the Lotus Elise by Kahn.

Special edition Elises are becoming a dime-a-dozen, but Lotus decided Kahn Design should be tasked with creating its own bespoke version of the Elise to celebrate the automaker's 60th anniversary.

Kahn, primarily known for its body-kit-equipped Astons, Benzes, Landies and Rollers, has taken the standard Elise and given it an aesthetic once-over in an attempt to justify it's yet-to-be-disclosed price tag. The enhancements include a new front splitter, side skirts and rear wing, along with silver mesh fitted to the side air intakes and rear clam. The seats have replaced with thicker, leather thones and the Kahn logo has been embossed on the headrests, center console and steering wheel. In keeping with Kahn tradition, performance modifications are limited to 19-inch wheels, a new suspension and a sports exhaust.

The Kahn Elise will officially debut next month, with sales beginning later this year through the UK's Dream Machines Lotus dealership.


[Source: Autoblog.nl]


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      • 6 Years Ago
      those are some nice rims...

      as for the car, i would prefer a regular elise.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Nice kitted Lotus.
      • 6 Years Ago
      A little ricey but it does look stunning in Laser Blue, almost makes me wish I had bought my Elise in Laser Blue instead of Krypton Green. Almost.

      http://www.lotuseliseblog.com/
      • 6 Years Ago
      If you scroll the page up and down very quickly enough, you can see the Elise in picture magically transform into a ZR1 :p
      • 6 Years Ago
      They should call it the special "this is exactly everything you should never do to your Elise" edition. Because...well....obviously...
      • 6 Years Ago
      Dream. Car.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Wouldn't the new exhaust kind of mess with the ground effects under the car.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Please when discussing things please get facts right;

      The body kit consists of front bumper, front fenders, rear fenders, rear spoiler, side skirts and mesh engine cover. Xenon lights. It is fitted with a 28 stage adjustable suspension kit to cover for the rear 18" kahn rsv and front 17" kahn rsv. The exhaust system is of lightweight stainless steel with a titanium option, another additional option is that of an engine re-map which increses bhp and top end speed. The interior is perforated leather and alacantara seats, door panels, steering wheel and centre coloumn.

      All in all it is just as light as the original, with more speed and the fantastic Kahn looks.
      • 6 Years Ago
      sorry Ghengis, dont like the cruddy looking plastic lip or side slabs.
      love the lotus, rims are ok...just not the plastic add ons.
      makes me wonder how cheesey they made the interior mods.
      • 6 Years Ago
      This is getting even more lame than the what seems to be atleast a thousand different variations of the mustang. yawns
      • 6 Years Ago
      "In keeping with Kahn tradition, performance modifications are limited to 19-inch wheels, a new suspension and a sports exhaust."

      All mouth and no trousers then.
      • 6 Years Ago
      KAAHHHHHHNN!!!
      [/shatner]

      I think the car looks nice, but I'd go for just a bit smaller on the rims.
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