Designed to be throwback to the classic Lotus models of the 1960s, the Elise Club Racer is available in four retro colors.

Lotus has unveiled the first details about their limited edition Elise Club Racer.

Designed to be a throwback to the classic Lotus models of the 1960s, the Elise Club Racer is available in four retro colors (Elite Yellow, Carbon Grey, Sky Blue and Old English White). While the colors are old school, the anthracite anodized six spoke alloy wheels (outfitted with Yokohama AD07 LTS tires) are thoroughly modern.

Inside, the exterior body color carries over to the transmission tunnel where it is combined with silver and black paint for a truly unique appearance. The exterior paint is also echoed on the sports seats, which are outfitted with lightweight microfiber comfort pads and embroidered CR logos on the headrests. Other interior touches include an anthracite anodized gear knob and a unique anodized aluminum floor covering.

Based on the 134 hp Elise S, the Club Racer runs from 0-100 km/h in 6.1 seconds (0-60 mph in 5.7 seconds) while consuming just 7.6l/100km (37.2 mpg) in the combined cycle.

According to Luke Bennett, Director of Lotus Cars, "We have taken color schemes from our past, used on the Elite and Elan in the 1960s, and cleverly brought them up to date with a modern feel to the interior. The whole design package is modern with a classic twist, which of course matches the peerless ride and handling of a Lotus and the convertible experience of the Elise perfectly."

The Elise Club Racer goes on sale September 15, the same day the car debuts at the Frankfurt Motor Show.

 

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