Lotus Unveils the Elise S Cup for Street Use

by SpeedLux

The British automaker, Lotus, has just taken the veil off its street-legal variant of the Elise S Cup. According to the automaker in question, this vehicle is bound to offer uncompromising performances both on the track and on the normal roads out there.

Taking a close look at the car, it is clearly visible that the car uses the platform of the Lotus Elise S Cup R for its chassis. Taking that into consideration, it is perhaps not completely surprising to see the vehicle coming with a set of bargeboards, winglets, front splitter, a rear diffuser with a massive design, a wing spoiler at the rear end of the vehicle and also a fixed roof.

Taking all those components into accounts, the British automotive marquee behind the development of the vehicle claims that the car will have its downforce improved by 100 kg when it reaches the speed of 161 km/h. Then, the moment the car achieves its top speed, which is rated at 225 km/h, the downforce will be improved even further, by 125 kg.

Apart from the modifications aimed at the vehicle’s aerodynamics, the Lotus Elise S Cup is also sporting a roll bar with the T45 specification. This will supposedly make rooms for future improvements, such as, installing a full roll cage or competition harnesses. An electrical system, modified, is also available so as to make it easy to install certain components in the future, such as the fire extinguisher and kill-switch functions.

Power is expected to come from 1.8L 4-cylinder engine developing 217 bhp and 249 Nm of power and torque, respectively. Paired with a 6-speed manual gearbox, the car will accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in just 4.2 seconds. This gives the car a 3-second advantage compared to the regular variant of the Elise S model.

The Lotus Elise S Cup is already available for order and the price Lotus is asking is GBP43,500 in England and 56,525 Euros in Germany.

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