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:

  • Enhancements:
    • 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
    • Hardtop
    • Motorsport specification triple-pass radiator
    • Polycarbonate Rear Screen
    • Forged Alloy Wheels
  • Options:
    • FIA Fuel Cell
    • Air Conditioning
    • Race Passenger Seat (with 4-point race harness fitted)
    • Ultra-lightweight Motorsport Wheels
  • Powertrain:
    • All alloy, 1.8 litre DOHC 4 cylinder, dual VVT-i, 16 valve with Magnuson R900 supercharger utilising Eaton TVS™ technology
  • Transmission:
    • 6-speed manual gear box as standard
  • Suspension:
    • Up Rated TCA Kit
  • Brakes:
    • 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
  • Wheels:
    • Forged Alloy
  • Tyres:
    • Yokohama Advan Neova AD07 LTS tyres F: 175/ 55 R16 & R: 225/ 45 R17
  • Safety systems:
    • Lotus ABS/ EDL

Source: Lotus