Lotus Elise S Cup

Το spy video μας προμήνυε πως η Lotus ετοιμάζει την έκδοση δρόμου της Elise S Cup R και οι Βρετανοί την ανακοίνωσαν σήμερα με κάθε επισημότητα. Το αυτοκίνητο ονομάστηκε Elise S Cup και διαθέτει κανονικά φωτιστικά σώματα, νέα γρίλια, νέο bodykit με μπροστά spoiler, πλαϊνές ποδιές, διαχύτη, ματ ασημί καθρέπτες, μεγάλη αεροτομή και ζάντες 17″ σε μαύρο χρώμα.

Η Lotus υποστηρίζει πως η αεροδυναμική του αυτοκινήτου μπορεί να παράγει 66 κιλά κάθετης αεροδυναμικής πίεσης στα 100 χλμ/ώρα και 125 κιλά στα 225 χλμ/ώρα. Ζυγίζει 935 κιλά και στο εσωτερικό συναντάμε roll cage, υφασμάτινα/SuedeTex σπορ καθίσματα αλλά και το σύστημα Dynamic Performance Management.

Κίνηση παίρνει από τον κομπρεσοράτο 1.800αρη τετρακύλινδρο κινητήρα ο οποίος συνδυάζεται με το 6-τάχυτο μηχανικό κιβώτιο. Τα 0-96 χλμ/ώρα τα κάνει σε 4,2 δευτερόλεπτα, έχοντας τελική ταχύτητα 225 χλμ/ώρα. Είναι ήδη διαθέσιμο προς παραγγελία, με την τιμή του να ξεκινά από τις 47.500 ευρώ, χωρίς φόρους και κόστη μεταφοράς.

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The car is currently available to order and will cost around €47,500.

The Lotus Elise S Cup, a road-going variant of the Elise S Cup R completes testing.

After a successful first season of racing the Elise S Cup R completes the next stage of its development and is evolved with a road focus to bring a touch of motorsport to the road-going Elise. To ensure its race car pedigree is not lost, the Lotus Test and Development team has been putting the newest version of the Elise through its paces on the Lotus test track and the famous ‘ring’.

The Elise S Cup has received the same unmistakable and unique aerodynamics as the ‘R’ version and delivers a significantly enhanced dynamic performance over the standard Elise S. Not only does the focused ‘R’ inspired aero package have a striking visual appeal, the unique combination of front splitter and winglets, barge boards, rear diffuser, rear wing and a fixed roof create 66kg of downforce at 100 mph and an incredible 125kg of downforce at top speed. As a result, the Elise S Cup generates enough downforce in the corners of the Lotus test track to beat the Elise S by 3 seconds.

Designed for driving enthusiasts looking for a road car that can be taken on track days with ease, the Elise S Cup is a compelling alternative to race biased products. Priced at around €47,500 (excluding taxes, on the roads costs and delivery), the standard car can be upgraded with a selection of road and track options which can be introduced according to preference. A competition spec roll hoop is fitted as standard while wiring harness modifications mean that a fire extinguisher system and electrical kill switch can be retrofitted if a phased conversion from road car to race car is desired.

Jean-Marc Gales, Chief Executive Officer of Group Lotus plc, said, “The Lotus Elise S Cup is all about the pure driving experience with the Lotus attributes of high performance, light weight and excellent ride and handling. It is perfect for the driver who desires a quick, authentic, desirable and competitive sports car.”

The Elise S Cup is the most track focused of the Lotus Elise range. Carrying the ‘Cup’ brand synonymous with the Lotus Motorsport division, it sits above the Elise, Elise S and Club Racer variants in terms of price and levels of extremity and will be available for purchase through the Lotus dealer network.