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1 November 2013

 

Lotus Motorsport Announces Latest Addition to its
Racing Portfolio; The Lotus Elise S Cup R

 

Following the success of the Exige V6 Cup and its hardcore sibling the
Exige V6 Cup R, the Lotus Elise S is adorned with the Lotus
Motorsport magic to present the track-only Elise S Cup R.

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Evolving from the 1.6 litre Elise platform, this is the first time the supercharged Elise S’ mid-mounted,
transverse, 1.8 litre 2ZR-FE engine has been used in a Cup variant. Priced at £39,125 + VAT and boasting
bespoke livery and aerodynamic body kit, the Elise S Cup R showcases the marriage of form and function
perfectly so that performance is optimised yet retains its stylish and iconic aesthetic.
Performance is enhanced over the road-going Elise S thanks to a motorsport-specific engine control
module (ECM) and a CFD proved aero pack comprising; front splitter, barge boards, winglets, rear diffuser,
floor extensions and rear wing. Despite the extra body kit and race-ready additions, Lotus Motorsport
manages to maintain the road car’s light weight of just 924 kg. These modifications and the clever
manipulation of air-flow to create extra downforce, combined with adjustable damper and springs, reduces
lap times by 4 seconds on a 5 km lap over the standard Elise S.
The Lotus S Elise Cup R is eligible for entry to the production class in the 2014 Lotus Cup series which
operates under the banners Lotus Cup UK, Lotus Cup Europe, Lotus Cup Italia, Lotus Cup USA, Lotus Cup
Japan, Lotus Cup Thailand, Lotus Cup China and Lotus Ladies Cup. The Lotus Cup is open to all Lotus
owners and their Elise, Exige, Evora, 340R and 2-Eleven. To make a statement on some of the best tracks
in the world, the Elise S Cup R has a selection of bespoke colour and trim options courtesy of the Lotus
Design team.

 

The Elise S Cup R at a glance:

Enhancements:

FIA Compliant Rollcage ( As previous Cup versions)
FIA Compliant Fire Extinguisher
Motorsport Mapped ECU
Electronic Battery Isolator
6 Point Race Harness (Driver Seat)
Hans Compliant Race Driver's Seat
Track Specification Front Tow Eyes
Quick Release Steering Wheel
Body Kit
Brake Pad Upgrade
Single way adjustable Dampers
Hardtop
Motorsport specification triple-pass radiator
Polycarbonate Rear Screen
Forged Alloy Wheels

 

Options:

FIA Fuel Cell
Air Conditioning
Race Passenger Seat (with 4 point race harness fitted)
Ultra-lightweight Motorsport Wheels

 

Powertrain:

All alloy, 1.8 litre DOHC 4 cylinder, dual VVT-i, 16 valve with Magnuson R900
supercharger utilising Eaton TVS™ technology;
Power:

217 hp / 220 PS / 162 kW
Torque:

181 lbft / 250 Nm
Transmission:

6-speed manual gear box as standard
Suspension:

Up Rated TCA Kit
Brakes:

Twin-piston fixed aluminium alloy front brake calipers. Single-piston sliding rear
brake calipers. 288 mm diameter, 26 mm thick front and rear cast-iron crossdrilled
& ventilated brake discs
Wheels:

Forged Alloy
Tyres:

Yokohama Advan Neova AD07 LTS tyres F: 175/ 55 R16 & R: 225/ 45 R17
Safety systems:

Lotus ABS/ EDL

 

About Lotus

Lotus Cars builds world class, high performance sports cars including the award-winning Evora,
the iconic Elise and the stunning Exige.
Lotus Engineering provides comprehensive and versatile consultancy services to many of the
world's OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers and is an internationally recognised automotive engineering
consultancy. Global facilities include those in the US, China and offices in Germany and Japan.
Lotus is a global high-tech company, committed to driving forward technology for both Lotus Cars
and its Engineering clients, spearheading research into such areas as hybrids, electric vehicles
and renewable fuels.
Lotus Motorsport is the motorsport division of Group Lotus Plc. It builds and develops vehicles
for GT racing with the Evora GX, GTC, GT4, and GTS, in addition to racing vehicles such as the
Exige V6 Cup and Elise Cup cars. PETRONAS is the Official Lubricants Partner for Lotus Racing
vehicles competing in various high profile international GT categories. Lotus also competes in
F1® with the Lotus F1 Team, racing in the iconic Black and Gold Livery.
Lotus Originals is the retail operation for all of Lotus’ non-car products. A diverse collection of
luxury apparel, luggage, gifts, toys and limited edition collectables can be bought online at
www.lotusoriginals.com or at any of the dedicated Lotus Originals outlets including the flagship
Regent Street store in London’s Piccadilly.

 

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