Following the January unveiling of the track-only Lotus Elise S Cup R, we can now show you development of a street-legal version of the same model.

Following the January unveiling of the track-only Lotus Elise S Cup R, we can now show you development of a street-legal version of the same model. The British brand is yet to officially announce the impending arrival, but this prototype makes the announcement for them.

While burning rubber around the Nurburgring circuit, the Elise S Cup R exhibits a set of fully working headlights and the mesh grille between the taillights that provides extra cooling for the engine has been removed.

The same aggressive body kit has been maintained and it will also appears to sport the same 17-inch forged alloy wheels while the FIA-compliant roll cage has naturally been removed.

The track version's power comes with a 1.8-liter supercharged engine and a six-speed manual gearbox so it is safe to assume the same powertrain is being used here. It’s quite likely it also comes with a sport-tuned suspension (with adjustable springs and dampers), high-performance brakes and a "triple-pass" radiator.

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