Elise Cup 250


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Elise Cup 250

Proving that less is more, Lotus’ high performance Cup version of the famous Elise has shed 21 kg and gained 26 hp. Weighing in at 931 kg, and capable of 0-60 mph in 3.9 seconds, the Elise Cup 250 is the fastest road-going Lotus Elise ever.

Powered by a new higher-output version of the supercharged, 1.8-litre 4-cylinder engine, the Elise Cup 250 boasts 243 hp (246 PS) at 7200 rpm and 250 Nm of torque between 3500 rpm and 5500 rpm. A new supercharger pulley and high-flow fuel pump contribute to the car’s 261 hp/tonne headline figure.

Designed to suit all sports car fans, the Lotus Elise Cup 250 is available for the first time as a roadster as standard with a hard top available as an option. For those wanting to cut the car’s weight still further, and so boost performance, a Carbon Aero Pack is available, which cuts an extra 10 kg which reduces the mass to just 921 kg.

The aerodynamically optimised body kit provides 66 kg of downforce at 100 mph and an impressive 155 kg at maximum velocity of 154 mph. Shaping and working airflow over and around the bodywork has been key to delivering the car’s extremely focused handling. The optional Carbon Aero Pack replaces the standard front splitter, rear wing, rear diffuser and side floor-extensions with lightweight carbon components

  • Focused minimalism
  • Full Alcantara® interior in red or black
  • Carbon fibre race seats
  • Optional Leather Pack in black, red or tan
  • Small diameter leather steering wheel
  • Engine start push button
  • Advanced lightweight construction
  • Aluminium chassis-tub
  • Aerodynamic composite bodywork
  • Agile handling
  • Mid-engined dynamic balance
  • Track focused
  • Road going but track focused
  • Most extreme of all road-going Elise models
  • Race-bred suspension
  • Confident on-track
  • Capable on-road
  • Fuel-injected and supercharged
  • 1.8-litre engine develops 243 hp (246 PS)
  • Delivers punchy 184 lbft (250 Nm) of torque
  • Mid-engine provides balance
  • Lotus-developed Electronic Throttle Control
  • Exhilarating acceleration
  • Head-turning presence
  • Compact packaging
  • Optional Carbon Aero Pack
  • Maximum down force
  • Taut and poised