Lotus Unveils Elise S Cup R
Lotus Elise S Cup R is the latest addition to brand's motorsport portfolio which is built specifically for the track only. Here for the first time, a supercharged Elise S' mid-mounted, transverse, 1.8 litre 2ZR-FE engine has been utilized in a Cup variant.
In addition, the vehicle also includes bespoke livery and aerodynamic body kit. The performance of the vehicle is enhanced over the road-going Elise S via a motorsport-specific engine control module (ECM) and a CFD proved aero pack.
The latter comprises of front splitter, barge boards, winglets, rear diffuser, floor extensions and rear wing. In addition, the weight of the car is extremely low – it is only 924 kg. All this results in additional downforce, which when combined with adjustable damper and springs, reduces lap times by 4 seconds on a 5 km lap over the standard Elise S.
The production of the Lotus S Elise Cup R is scheduled in the beginning of 2014. Its starting price is £39,125.
Lotus Elise S Cup R Specifications:
- FIA Compliant Rollcage (As previous Cup Versions)
- FIA Compliant Fire Extinguisher
- Motorsport Mapped ECU
- Electronic Battery Isolator
- 6-Point Race Harness (Driver Seat)
- Hans Compliant Race Driver's Seat
- Track Specification Front Tow Eyes
- Quick Release Steering Wheel
- Body Kit
- Brake Pad Upgrade
- Single way adjustable Dampers
- Motorsport specification triple-pass radiator
- Polycarbonate Rear Screen
- Forged Alloy Wheels
- FIA Fuel Cell
- Air Conditioning
- Race Passenger Seat (with 4-point race harness fitted)
- Ultra-lightweight Motorsport Wheels
- All alloy, 1.8 litre DOHC 4 cylinder, dual VVT-i, 16 valve with Magnuson R900 supercharger utilising Eaton TVS™ technology
- 6-speed manual gear box as standard
- Up Rated TCA Kit
- Twin-piston fixed aluminium alloy front brake callipers.
- Single-piston sliding rear brake callipers.
- 288 mm diameter, 26 mm thick front and rear cast-iron cross-drilled & ventilated brake discs
- Forged Alloy
- Yokohama Advan Neova AD07 LTS tyres F: 175/ 55 R16 & R: 225/ 45 R17
- Safety systems:
- Lotus ABS/ EDL