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January 2014


Lotus’ Brussels Line-up Sparkles with Mortorsport Gem


Lotus’ latest addition to the family, the race-ready Elise S Cup R,
stands alongside its siblings from the Exige and Evora ranges in
Brussels this January at the 2014 Salon Auto/Moto.


The small but mighty Elise S Cup R sets the tone for the Lotus collection on display in Hall 12 stand 12.09
of the 2014 Salon Auto/Moto; Lotus’ passion for motorsport, lightweight ethos and racing pedigree is clear.
The Lotus collection is brimming with a stunning selection from across its range; the agile Elise, the
purposeful Exige and the distinctive Evora will all be represented. Specifically on display is the Evora S
Sports Racer, the Exige S and its Roadster brother, the brand new Elise S Club Racer, and of course, the
headlining Elise S Cup R.
Graeme Robertson, Head of Sales for Lotus Cars said, “Lotus has supported this important show for more
than 15 years and has always enjoyed considerable success here. This year, we are proud to present the
Elise S Cup R alongside the recently expanded Exige range and strive to support our three Belgian dealers
in every way.”


Elise S Cup R

Evolving from the Elise S platform, Lotus is delighted to present the mid-mounted, transverse, 1.8 litre Elise
S Cup R. 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 which employs clever manipulation of air-flow to create extra downforce –
and combined with adjustable damper and springs, lap times are reduced by 4 seconds on a 5 km 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 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 S Cup R an intelligent choice”.


Elise S Club Racer

A road legal alternative to the Elise S Cup R, the supercharged 1.8 litre Elise S Club Racer concept
comprises funky colour schemes, the innovative application of materials and enhanced driving dynamics
and performance, resulting in a compelling purchase for Lotus purists and track day enthusiasts.
Achieving a weight reduction of up to 19.56kg over the standard Elise S, the stripped-out Club Racer
boasts an improved power to weight ratio delivering 240bhp per tonne, it accelerates to 100 km/h from
standing in 4.6 seconds, and reaches a top speed on 234 km/h.
It goes without saying that the Elise S Club Racer is developed with Lotus’ legendary dynamic performance
at its heart, delivering thrilling characteristics thanks to Lotus’ trademark agile and precise handling and
plenty of feedback so that the driver has optimum control and can intuitively deploy nimble steering and
acutely accurate braking.


Exige S

The Exige S blends the extreme and the sublime. In true Lotus fashion, it traces its origins back to
motorsport, conceived from technology developed in competition. With its highly tuned engine, dramatic
styling, and hardcore handling - Lotus’ recipe for intense performance remains instantly recognisable.
The aggressive lines of the 350 PS Exige S underline its racing pedigree; its track inspired aerodynamics a
statement of its performance ability. Weighing in at 1176kg and capable of 0-100 km/h in just 4 seconds,
Lotus’ engineering and motorsport expertise is clear; it’s a sports car that delivers on both road and track,
its lightweight chassis and awesome 3.5 litre supercharged V6 engine providing a perfect balance of power
and weight.
The Exige S driver can harness its incredible power using Lotus’ Dynamic Performance Management
system (DPM) that offers extra stability when the high levels of grip are exceeded. Selectable ‘Sport’ and
‘Race’ modes takes DPM one step further, allowing the driver to safely explore the limits of the car even


Exige S Roadster

The Exige S Roadster is the perfect car for a ‘joy’ ride; powered by the same 3.5 litre V6 as the coupé and
weighing in 10kg less at 1166kg, none of the exhilarating performance of the phenomenal Exige S is
compromised, yet the Exige S Roadster driver is just ‘two clicks and a roll’ away from cruising in open-top
style thanks to the lightweight, factory-fitted soft top.
Achieving 0-100 km/h from standing in 4 seconds, delivering 350 PS at 7000 rpm and 295 lb ft of torque at
4500 rpm, the Roadster matches the coupé’s mechanical performance and retains its €67,880 price tag,
but style takes an understated approach having shed its rear wing and front splitter to maximise airflow
over its sleek silhouette.


Evora S Sports Racer

The Evora S ‘Sports Racer’ is a visually enhanced and optimised version of the mid-engined supercharged
3.5 litre V6 sports car that delivers phenomenal performance, exclusive style and incredible excitement.
The Evora S ‘Sports Racer’ receives a unique exterior colour scheme with an optimised interior to match
and comes fully loaded, boasting Lotus’ ultimate specification.
The Evora S Sports Racer comes with ‘Sport’ mode which allows the driver to control throttle response and
activate the engine protection valve. ‘Sport’ mode also raises the rev limit and changes the dynamic
stability control settings resulting in a total experience change. There are also cross-drilled brakes as
standard for improved cooling. The external emotion of the Evora S has been enhanced with a completely
new active exhaust system which means that at the push of the ‘Sport’ button the Evora S Sports Racer
sounds just as dramatic as it looks and feels.


Fuel consumption:
Elise S Club Racer Urban 27.3 mpg – 10.3 litres / 100km
Extra urban 47.6 mpg – 5.9 litres / 100km
Combined – 37.5 mpg – 7.5 litres / 100km
CO2 emissions 175g CO2 / km
Exige S Urban 19.5 mpg – 14.5 litres / 100km
Extra urban 37.2 mpg – 7.6 litres / 100km
Combined – 28.0 mpg – 10.1 litres / 100km
CO2 emissions 236g CO2 / km
Evora S Urban 19.9 mpg – 14.2 litres / 100km
Extra urban 37.7 mpg – 7.5 litres / 100km
Combined – 28.7 mpg – 9.9 litres / 100km
CO2 emissions 229 g CO2 / km


About Lotus

Group Lotus plc, wholly-owned subsidiary of DRB-HICOM, is based in Norfolk, UK, and has
three operating divisions: Lotus Cars, Lotus Engineering and Lotus Racing.
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 Racing 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 or at any of the dedicated Lotus Originals outlets including the flagship
Regent Street store in London’s Piccadilly.


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