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2015 Lotus Elise S Cup

Technical Specs
217 hp 184 lb-ft 4.2 s 140 mph
Horsepower Torque 0-60 mph Top Speed
Engine Exterior Dimensions & Weight
Type I4, Supercharged Length 150.6 in (3824 mm)
Displacement 110 cu in (1794 cc) Width n/a
Power 217 hp (161 kW) @ 6800 rpm Height n/a
Torque 184 lb-ft (250 Nm) @ 4600 rpm Dry Weight 2100 lb (952 kg)
Redline n/a Performance
Electric Power n/a 0-60 mph (0-100 km/h) 4.2 s (4.4 s)
Electric Torque n/a 1/4 mile n/a
Net Power n/a 60-0 Braking n/a
Driveline Top Speed 140 mph (225 km/h)
Layout Rear Wheel Drive Fuel Economy
Transmission EPA Fuel Mileage - City n/a
Type 6 Speed Manual EPA Fuel Mileage - HWY n/a
Tires Origin & Price
Tire Size - Front n/a Manufacturer's Origin United Kingdom
Tire Size - Rear n/a Base Price 43,500 GBP in UK
56,530 EUR in Germany
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Lotus Develops Street-Legal Elise Cup R, Names it Elise S Cup

Published: Sun Jan 18, 2015 by Marko P.  |  Source: Lotus
The 'fresh out of the box' appeal, allied to Lotus' s focused 
attention to detail, means that the Elise S Cup can be used on the track on 
Sunday and driven to work on Monday, such is its dual-nature character.
The 'fresh out of the box' appeal, allied to Lotus' s focused attention to detail, means that the Elise S Cup can be used on the track on Sunday and driven to work on Monday, such is its dual-nature character.

Lotus has unveiled the 217-horsepower Elise S Cup. It's aimed at enthusiasts who seek a street-legal track toy.

The 2015 Elise S Cup was developed from the Elise Cup R race car and shares many of its capabilities. Lotus claims that the Elise S Cup derivative can set a 3-second faster lap time than the "regular" Elise S on the Lotus test track.

Visual appeal has been bolstered with the striking addition of a front splitter, with end winglets, lateral bargeboards, a fixed roof, tail wing and a purposeful rear diffuser. The combined aerodynamic benefits increase downforce by 66 kg at 100 mph and a remarkably effective 125 kg at 140 mph.

Marking the first Elise S Cup to roll off the Lotus production line, Jean-Marc Gales, CEO Group Lotus plc, stated: "This engaging new model accentuates the pure driving competence elicited by Lotus. Light, agile and significantly faster on-track than the standard Elise S, it will appeal to competition-minded enthusiasts."

The 2015 Lotus Elise S Cup has been developed from the successful Elise Cup R race car. In line with Lotus history, the crossover between road and race models remains inherent to the brand. The S Cup variant has been developed both at Hethel and the Nurburgring Circuit in Germany, with the primary aim of not losing the important race car pedigree.

While the modifications are track biased, Lotus worked to ensure that the ride and handling remains in balance, thereby making the Elise S Cup a realistic daily driver. The 'fresh out of the box' appeal, allied to Lotus' s focused attention to detail, means that the Elise S Cup can be used on the track on Sunday and driven to work on Monday, such is its dual-nature character.

UK price starts at 43,500 GBP, Austria: 75,550 EUR, Belgium: 57,480 EUR, France: 57,000 EUR, Germany: 56,530 EUR, Italy: 57,950 EUR, Netherlands: 81,690 EUR, Switzerland: 67,900 CHF.

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