Lotus Launches New Race-Inspired Elise Cup 260

Lotus Launches New Race-Inspired Elise Cup 260

The 260 borrows hardware and engineering know-how previously bestowed on the bigger Evora GT 430, Exige Cup 380 and Elise Race 250.

Naturally you can spec your Elise Cup 260 how you want, but Lotus revealed the vehicle in a spectacular new hue for 2018 called Championship Gold, launched to commemorate the famous John Player Special racing colours of the glory days.

The Elise Cup 260 is an evolution of the 250, using carbon fiber parts and polycarbonate backlight glass to shave almost 150 pounds for a dry weight of just 1900 pounds.

The Elise Cup 260 will cost £59,500 ($78,460) on the road - options include a £4,000 ($5,275) titanium exhaust that saves 15 pounds (7 kilograms), £1,250 ($1,650) for air conditioning, £150 ($200) for mud flaps and £350 ($460) for sound insulation. The 260 is fitted with 16-inch front and 17-inch rear forged alloys with tires that are 10 millimeters wider than on the previous 250 model for extra grip. The new vented front wheel arches, carbon fibre front splitter and massive rear wing are key to this. The auto includes almost all Elise Cup options as standard, such as the sill covers, roll hoop cover, front access panel and engine cover, as well as the two-piece brake discs. There is plenty of scope for adjustment with 24 settings for rebound and compression.

With 250bhp on tap from the 1.8-litre four-cylinder supercharged engine and a kerbweight of 902kg, the Elise Cup 260 can accelerate from 0-62mph in 4.2sec, on to a top speed of 151mph.

The power boost, suspension overhaul, grippier tyres and increase in downforce allowed the Lotus Elise Cup 260 to sweep round the Hethel test track 2.5sec faster than the Cup 250.

It paid off with a zero to 100km/h acceleration time of four seconds and a power to weight ratio of 290bhp per tonne (dry).



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