From January 9-12, 2014, the Elise S Cup R takes it place in the stable alongside its big brothers, the Exige V6 Cup and Exige Cup R and the might Evora GT4, in Birmingham at Autosport 2014, illustrating the variety of appeal of the Lotus Motorsport family.
With a mid-mounted, transverse, 1.8-litre engine, the Elise S Cup R evolves from the road-going Elise S. Boasting bespoke livery and aerodynamic body kit, the Elise S Cup R takes a purposeful stance on the iconic Elise aesthetic—that points straight to the track!
The Elise S Cup R’s motorsport-specific map in the engine control module (ECM) and CFD proven aero pack ensure the Elise’s small physique packs a mighty punch! With revised front splitter, barge boards, winglets, rear diffuser, floor extensions and rear wing, clever manipulation of air-flow creates extra downforce—and combined with adjustable dampers and springs, lap times are reduced by circa four seconds on a 2.2-mile lap over the standard Elise S.
“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,” said Rupert Manwaring, head of Lotus Motorsport. “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.”