Tyres - S1
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Although the base model Elise was originally supplied with narrower, 185/55R15 and 205/50R16 tyres, the use of the wider 195/50R15 and 225/45R16 tyres has become very common.
The S1 Exige uses larger diameter wheels, and therefore for tyre options you should refer to the Tyres - S2 Wiki entry.
|Base||185/55 R15||205/50 R16||195/50 R15||225/45 R16|
|111S/Sport 160||185/55 R15||225/45 R16||195/50 R15||225/45 R16|
|340R||195/50 R15||225/45 R16|
|S1 Exige||195/50 R16||225/45 R17|
Single piece, light alloy roadwheels, in various styles, were fitted with Pirelli P Zero tyres, engineered to provide the optimum balance of ride and handling characteristics. Pirelli P Zero's were the recommended tyres for use on the vehicle under normal road conditions.
Pirelli ceased manufacture of the P Zero however, and Group Lotus recommend the Yokohama C-Drive as their replacement. Note that the only way to mix tyres is with a pair of P Zeros on the front and a pair of C-Drives on the back.
You can find the official range of tyres for Lotus Cars from the S1 Elise onwards on the Lotus Cars - Wheels, Brakes & Suspension page.