Text: Marcus De Guzman / Photos: Lotus Press | posted January 19, 2015 14:07
The Lotus Elise S Cup is essentially a road-going version of the Elise S Cup R racecar
Lotus has just revealed the Elise S Cup, a road-going version of the British automaker's successful Elise S Cup R racecar. It was described by the company as a “viable track-day/road car”.
Outside, the car is finished in bright green and comes with an aerodynamic bodykit that consists of a front splitter with end winglets, bargeboards, a fixed roof, a rear wing and large diffuser. At 161 km/h, the bodykit is able to provide 66 kg of downforce and at its top speed of 225 km/h, the bodykit gives 125kg of downforce.
Inside the car has a driver-focused, stripped-down interior and comes with a T45 specification roll bar which can be fitted with competition harnesses or a roll cage for future upgrades. It also has a modified electrical system that enables easy installation of a killswtich or a fire-extinguisher system.
Providing power to the Lotus Elise S Cup is a supercharged 1.8-liter inline-four cylinder engine that cranks out 220 PS with 250 Nm of torque and is mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox. It has a curb weight of 932kg which enables it to go from 0 – 100 km/h in 4.2 seconds.