SHAVED ELISE THE FASTEST LOTUS YET
STANDING about waist high to most adults and being not much longer than a tandem bicycle, the Lotus Elise is already a small sports car.
Imagine if that became even lighter and more powerful, capable of reaching 60 miles per hour in 3,9 seconds and 0- 100 km/ h in 4,3 seconds.
That, when you boil it down to brass tacks, is what the Lotus Elise Cup 250 is — a lighter, faster, more powerful version of the regular Elise model as the high performance version of what is already a high performance car.
As a replacement for the Cup 220, the Lotus Elise Cup 250 will have a limited run of only 200 units per year.
Performance improvements come from 21 kg shaved off and 19 kW added, with slightly wider 195/ 50 R16 up front.
In England, pricing for the Elise Cup 250 begins at £ 46 500, ( about R1 031 760).
With 261 horses to pull each ton, the Elise Cup 250 does zeroo to 100 km/ h in 4,3 seconds.