Lotus Reveals its 2014 Elise S Cup R
|   Friday, January 10, 2014
The Lotus Elise S Cup R is all set to make its public debut at the Autosport international Show in Birmingham, this week. This vehicle is based on the Elise's platform and features a 1.8 liter super charged engine, displacing 217 BHP and 181 ft lb of torque. The engine is mated to a six speed manual transmission system while insiders say this is the first time, a super charged engine is placed in this frame.

Slight aerodynamic upgrades have been given to this vehicle while general styling cues include a new rear spoiler with rear wings, rear diffuser and front splitter.
Despite all its extra attachments, this vehicle weighs just about 924 kg, which is similar to the standard Elise S. Other exterior modifications are not visible to an untrained eye, while interior and safety modifications include an additional motorsport tuned ECU, race harness attached to the driver's seat, forged alloy wheels, fire extinguisher and an FIA compliant roll cage.

Air conditioning and passenger seats have been removed, along with the seats on its rear. They can however be added on special request. This vehicle is track legal and can be used for any motor sport activities, including Lotus' own Cup Series, which is famous on the International circuit.

This vehicle has been custom tuned to be driven on a race track and is hence no street legal. Various modifications have been made to its power train as well, making it faster and quicker than its base variant. Low running cost is an advantage that the Elise platform enjoys, primarily due to its light weight structure, smaller turning radius and better aerodynamics. This vehicle should be seen more often around race tracks during Cup Series.

Drive test reviews should be out within the next few weeks and we will be the first to get to you with details regarding lap time records and ergonomics. High hopes are pinned on to this vehicle, although we need to check out its ranking on the leader board next season, to get a better idea of this vehicle. Come back soon for more details and updates regarding the Lotus Elise S Cup R.
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