Lotus has officially pulled the wraps off the new Elise S Cup R, which is basically a track-only version of the regular Elise.
The newest model signed by Lotus is based on the regular Elise and it’s actually a track only version of the car. The vehicle in question has been named the Lotus Elise S Cup R and it has been officially unveiled recently. Modifications applied to the racer include the new aerodynamics package, highlighted by the rear diffuser, front splitter, floor extensions and new rear wing. Despite the added weight, the Lotus Elise S Cup R weighs just 924 kg, which is as much as the standard Elise S.
Changes applied to the racer didn’t stop here as the vehicle also has a racing driver’s seat, race harness, a FIA compliant roll cage and fire extinguisher, a motorsport tuned ECU, new forged alloy wheels and much more. Drivers can also order the passenger seat, the FIA fuel cell and even an air conditioning. The 1.8 liter supercharged engine is producing 217 HP and 181 lb-ft of torque, being mated to a 6-speed manual transmission. The Lotus Elise S Cup R is eligible for motorsport events.