Lotus has officially unveiled their street-legal Elise S Cup.
Described as a no comprise track-day and road car, the model is heavily influenced by the Elise S Cup R and features an aerodynamic body kit that includes a front splitter, winglets and bargeboards. The model also has a fixed roof, a rear wing and a massive rear diffuser.
Lotus says these modifications increase downforce by 66 kg (145 lbs) at 100 mph (161 km/h) and 125kg (275 lbs) at the car's top speed of 140 mph (225 km/h).
Besides the aerodynamic styling tweaks, the car comes with a "T45 specification" roll bar which allows for future upgrades including the installation of a competition harnesses and a full roll cage. There's also a modified electrical system which allows for the easy installation of accessories such as a kill-switch and a fire extinguishing system.
Power is provided by a supercharged 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 217 bhp (162 kW) and 184 lb-ft (249 Nm) of torque. It is connected to a six-speed manual transmission which enables the 932 kg (2055 lb) model to accelerate from 0-60 mph from 4.2 seconds before hitting the aforementioned top speed of 140 mph (225 km/h). The car is also three seconds faster around the Hethel track than the standard Elise S.
The Elise S Cup is currently available to order and pricing start at £43,500 in the U.K. and €56,525 in Germany.