Lotus Elise Cup R
Responding to motorsport customers’ demands falls so easily within the Lotus remit. The Elise Cup R is a prime example of making a totally track focused model. Using the Elise lightweight chassis and composite body, the Elise Cup R is the uncompromised result that exudes the Lotus spirit so succinctly. Despite boasting the same power as the Elise S, the overall kerbweight of the Elise Cup R is around 900kgs (1,984lbs, dependent on specification). As a result, its excellent power to weight ratio, combined with an aerodynamic package that maintains zero lift but increases downforce, enables a 5km lap time of around 4 seconds faster than the standard Elise S. This is high performance guaranteed to excite. Driving purity is no finer.
With the 1.8-litre engine, its induction supplemented by an Eaton supercharger, it means that the power is at an outstanding 217hp (220PS). Select the first of the Elise Cup R six, close-ratio gears and the forwards trajectory is simply stunning. A V-max of 145mph (234kph), within a purposefully equipped cockpit, provides proof positive that Lotus makes racecar ownership focused and both enticing and affordable.
Max engine revs
Unladen Vehicle MassFuel Rating
217 hp at 6800 rpm (220 PS)
250 Nm at 4600 rpm (184 lbft)
* Performance results may vary depending upon the specification of the particular vehicle, environmental conditions, driving style and other factors. MPG figures are obtained from laboratory testing and intended for comparisons between vehicles and may not reflect real driving results. 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. For USA and Canada; Elise, Exige and 3-Eleven models are for track use-only (not road-legal). Errors and omissions excepted.
** Dependant on specification.