The Lotus Elise Sports Tourer is the base model of the mid-engined roadster by Lotus, and represents the second generation of the Lotus Elise range.
Initially, the Elise boasted a 1.8L inline-four engine by Rover before it was replaced by a Toyota engine in 2004.
Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit 2
It is available from the beginning in the PC, GameCube, and Xbox releases, but is unlocked after completing Ultimate Racer event #1 in the PlayStation 2 release.
The Lotus Elise is the slowest car in the game due to its weak engine. On the other hand, it has excellent handling allowing it to exit corners at a higher speed than heavier cars like the Mercedes-Benz CL 55 AMG. Very delicate handling is required, as the Elise can irrecoverably lose traction if oversteered.
The NFS Edition is unlocked after collecting 4,000 NFS points in the PC, GameCube, and Xbox releases, but in the PlayStation 2 release it is unlocked after collecting 250,000 NFS points.
- In the PlayStation 2 release, the Elise can be unlocked by entering a button sequence at the main menu; Triangle, R2, Triangle, R2, Left, Square, Left, Square.
- "Top speed" bonus is not achievable with a Lotus Elise.
|Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit 2 - Vehicles|
|Racer||Aston Martin V12 Vanquish · BMW M5 · BMW Z8 · Chevrolet Corvette Z06 · Dodge Viper GTS · Ferrari 360 Modena** · Ferrari 360 Spider · Ferrari 550 Barchetta Pininfarina · Ferrari F50 · Ford Mustang SVT Cobra R · Ford TS50 · HSV Coupé GTS · Jaguar XKR · Lamborghini Diablo 6.0 VT · Lamborghini Murciélago · Lotus Elise · McLaren F1 · McLaren F1 LM · Mercedes-Benz CL 55 AMG · Mercedes-Benz CLK-GTR · Opel Speedster · Porsche 911 Turbo · Porsche Carrera GT Concept · Vauxhall VX220|
|Pursuit||BMW M5 · Chevrolet Corvette Z06 · Dodge Viper GTS* · Ford Crown Victoria · Ford Mustang SVT Cobra R · Ford TS50* · HSV Coupé GTS* · Lamborghini Diablo 6.0 VT* · Lamborghini Murciélago · Porsche 911 Turbo*|
|Traffic||Ambulance · Box Truck · Bus · Coupe · Fire Truck · Hatchback · Minivan · Pickup Truck · Sedan · SUV · Taxi · Van|
|*GameCube/PC/Xbox exclusive, **PlayStation 2 exclusive|