The Elise has a bonded, extruded aluminum chassis. It features four-wheel-independent suspension, Eibach coil springs, Bilstein gas shock absorbers, eight-spoke cast-aluminum wheels, and Yokohama tires. All these things allow the Elise to have incredible handling. There is optional traction control and a limited-slip differential. It is powered by a tuned 190hp 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine that incorporates Toyota's Variable Valve Timing and is controlled by a six-speed manual transmission. The Lotus Elise is a carryover for 2007.