Lotus Elise 250 Cup
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.
Power to weight ratio
FUEL COMSUMPTION (mpg* (l/100 kml))
243 hp at 7200 rpm (246 PS)
184 lbft at 3500-5000 rpm (250 Nm)
154 mph (248 km/h) (without roof: 149 mph (240 km/h))
261 hp/tonne (264 PS/1000kg)
37.7 (7.5)175 g/km
* Published MPG figures and performance results are intended for comparisons between vehicles only. Verification of performance results should not be attempted on public roads. Lotus recommends that all local speed and safety laws must be obeyed and safety belts worn at all times. Use of the vehicle on track or in a competitive manner is not endorsed by Lotus. Participation in use off road, including on closed circuit tracks or for use in a competitive manner, including timed laps or runs will invalidate the manufacturer’s warranty and the vehicle will require appropriate levels of expert vehicle preparation and servicing. Lotus reserves the right to modify prices, specifications and options without prior notice. Please consult your local Lotus dealer for more information. For USA and Canada; Elise, Exige and 3-Eleven models are for track use-only (not road-legal). Errors and omissions excepted. Imagery for illustration purposes only. Actual specifications may vary. Warranty: 1 year. Alcantara® is a registered trademark.