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 ever road-going Lotus Elise.
Delivered to the marque’s now famous ‘Lightweight Laboratory’, it emerged with a range of features, including a Lithium-ion battery, which slashes 10 kg of the weight, carbon fibre seats, reducing the weight by 6 kg, and ultra-lightweight forged alloy wheels, saving a further 1.5 kg. 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. 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. Lotus Dynamic Performance Management (DPM) provides a ‘Sport’ mode, increasing throttle response, lowering traction slip thresholds and removing under steer recognition, allowing enhanced control before the system intervenes.
The Elise Cup 250 carries over the motorsport-derived suspension and braking components from the Elise Cup 220, including an adjustable front anti-roll bar, Bilstein sports dampers and Eibach coaxial coil springs and double wishbone suspension. Braking is dealt with by AP Racing twin-piston front calipers and Brembo single-piston rear calipers that work in conjunction with the track-tuned ABS system. As standard, the Elise Cup 250 comes with a full Alcantara interior in red or black, with an optional Leather Pack available..
The new Lotus Elise 250 Cup offered here at Hofmanns is finished in Orange metallic with Black Alcantara interior with Orange contrast stitching. Specification highlights include; Air conditioning, Hardtop, CD Radio, Carpets and Forged Y Spoke alloy wheels.
All vehicles supplied through Hofmann's have funding options available, are all warranted and part exchanges welcome.