Lotus Elise S Cup R – Seguendo il successo della Exige V6 Cup, la Lotus presenta la nuova vettura dedicata alle competizione la Lotus Elise S CUP R con motore 1.8 litri DOHC 4 cilindri supercharged trasversale, kit aerodinamico e livrea su misura.
Il kit areodinamico comprende tra le altre: un alettone anteriore, minigonne laterali, diffusore posteriore e nuova ala. Il motore è dotato di una specifica mappatura; le sospensioni e le molle sono regolabili.
Inoltre sono state effettuate tutte le modifiche necesarie per renderla omologata per le competizioni: gabbia interna, estintore, volante a rilascio rapido.
The Elise Cup R is coming direct from Lotus to reign, and rain down motorsports destruction upon all foolish enough to defy its enlightened paradigm of being fast and light and, therefore, faster.
And no, this is not street-legal because this is the racing equivalent to a one-ton hornet wielding an equally sized chainsaw, with an advanced degree in mechanical engineering. And this features myriad technically advanced sciencey stuff like single way adjustable aluminum bodied Nitron dampers and Lotus Dynamic Performance Management.
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Le Elise S Cup R, che pesa soli 900 Kg, riduce il tempo sul giro di circa 4 secondi, su un circuito di 5 Km, rispetto alla Elise S stradale.
Max Power 220 HP at 6,800 rpm
Max Torque 190 lb-ft at 4,600 rpm
Max Engine Revs 8,000 rpm
Weight 2,037 lbs
Engine Mid-mounted, 1.8 liter DOHC 4-cylinder dual VVT-i 16 valve with Magnuson R900 supercharger utilizing Eaton TVS Technology
Gearbox 6-speed close ratio
Brakes 288mm diameter rotors front and rear, cross-drilled and ventilated
Wheels & Tires Race Pack forged wheels with Yokohama A048 tires
Safety HANS-compliant driver seat, 6-point harness, fire extinguisher, battery isolator switch
Design Elise CUP body kit, CUP interior trim with Atomic Cloth
Chassis Lightweight bonded aluminum structure, FIA compliant roll cage, front and rear tow hooks
Lotus has announced the launch of a new track-only model based on the new Elise S . The new model, which is called the Elise S Cup R, will enter the 2014 Lotus Cup series in different countries around the world. This new race is priced from £39,125 (about $62,700) in Europe and $66,650 in the U.S.
The Elise S Cup R is powered by the same mid-mounted, 1.8-liter 2ZR-FE engine found in the Elise S, but with updates needed for the race track. The engine features a Magnuson R900 supercharger with Eaton TVS technology, and it mates to a six-speed manual gear box as standard. This allows the Elise S Cup R to put down 217 horsepower and 181 pound-feet of torque — the same as the stock Elise S.
The new Elise S Cup R rides on forged alloy wheels wrapped in Yokohama Advan Neova tires sized 175/55R16 up front and 225/45R17 on the rear. Lotus also installed a new TCA suspension kit and a new high-performance brake system with twin-piston, fixed aluminum-alloy front brake calipers, 288-by-26 mm (11.3-by-1.02-inch) rotors, and single-piston, sliding rear calipers.
Inside, the Elise S Cup R gets your typical racing equipment, like a roll cage, fire extinguisher, six-point harness, HANS-compliant racing seat, quick-release wheel and a polycarbonate rear window.
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Update 11/12/2013: Lotus has just revealed to us that the Elise S Cup R will be imported to the U.S. at a price just over $66k, though the road-going variant is not available here.