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10 Surprisingly Fuel-efficient Sports Cars


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Lotus Elise
The Lotus Elise is shown at the 2010 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Mich.
The Lotus Elise is shown at the 2010 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Mich.
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One of the stars in the fuel-efficient spotlight has got to be the Lotus Elise. Aside from being one the best looking sports cars on the road, it also boasts some amazing fuel efficiency numbers. With a relatively small 1.6-liter engine and just 134-horsepower, the Lotus Elise may not sound like much of a sports car. But because of its low weight and supreme aerodynamics, the Elise can sprint from 0 to 60 miles per hour (0 to 96.6 kilometers per hour) in just 6 seconds [source: Seitz]. With its six-speed manual transmission, you can expect to get 34 miles per gallon (14.5 kilometers per liter) in the city and (according to Lotus) a whopping 56 miles per gallon (23.8 kilometers per liter) on the highway.

[Source: Lotus]


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