At this year's Autosport show, Lotus will debut the mid-mounted, transverse,
1.8-liter Elise S Cup R track car. Evolved from the road-going Elise S and
boasting bespoke livery and aerodynamic body kit, the 2014 Elise S Cup R takes a
purposeful stance on the iconic Elise aesthetic - that points straight to the
The Elise S Cup R's motorsport-specific map in the engine control module (ECM) and Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) proven aero pack ensure the Elise's small physique packs a mighty punch. With revised front splitter, barge boards, winglets, rear diffuser, floor extensions and rear wing, clever manipulation of air-flow creates extra downforce. Combined with adjustable dampers and springs, lap times are reduced by about 4 seconds on a 2.2 mile lap over the standard Elise S.
Rupert Manwaring, Head of Lotus Motorsport commented, "Developing the Elise S Cup R was a natural step following the success of the Exige V6 Cup and Cup R; with so many new markets becoming interested in motorsport, the Elise S Cup R gives us the perfect entry level track-car. Whether the focus is racing or simply developing your driving skills on a race circuit and having fun, the incredible handling and ease of use with low running costs make the Elise an intelligent choice."
Lotus Racing Products
The Lotus Racing suite of products caters to all levels of experience, budget and talent! Enjoying motorsport could not be more rewarding than through the legendary Lotus marque. Be it a novice shopping for a 1-day driving experience or comprehensive driver training, experiences and courses are available through the Lotus Driving Academy; or for Lotus owners looking to race their road cars on weekends, or take racing a step further by entering their Lotus to compete around the world in the global Lotus Cup network; or take part in the almighty GT and endurance series with the outstanding Evora GT4 - there is a Lotus to suit.