Lotus Elise S Cup

Lotus has announced a new model that will join the rest of the Elises in the lineup. Called the Lotus Elise S Cup, the model is derived from the track-focused Elise S Cup R that was offered to enthusiasts at the Autosport International 2014 show in Birmingham January this year.

The latest offering from Norfolk joins the extreme Club Racer and Cup R models with a 1.8-litre twin-cam VVTi engine sourced from Toyota. With some help from an Eathon supercharger, the Elise S Cup gets an output of 217 hp and 249 Nm of torque, channeled to the wheels via a six-speed manual. The sports car is claimed to go from 0 to 100 km/h in just 4.2 seconds, with a top speed of around 250 km/h.

Like the ‘R’ version, the Elise S Cup is fitted with a comprehensive aerokit that comprises of front splitter, winglets, barge boards, rear diffuser, rear wing and a fixed roof. The package is said to create 66 kg of downforce at 160 km/h and an immense 125 kg downforce flat-out. The car can also be retrofitted with competition spec roll hoop, fire extinguisher and an electrical kill switch.

At €47,500, the Elise S Cup might cost a fortune for some but for the price, one will get a face-melting road-legal machine that is ready to be punished at the track any time.

 



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