The Lotus Elise Cup 250 gets its official debut at the Geneva Motor Show 2016. Lotus have finally found its feet after several years of consolidation. They have a strong display at the Geneva Motor Show 2016, part of that display is the fastest Elise ever, the Lotus Elise Cup 250! We took a closer look.
The Lotus Elise Cup 250 gets a 1.8-litre 4-cylinder supercharged engine. Power is improved upon by 26 hp for a total figure of 246 hp at 7,200 rpm and 250 Nm of torque between 3,500 rpm and 5,500 rpm. As a result the Lotus Elise Cup 250 sprints from 0 to 60 mph in 3.9 seconds with a 154 mph top speed.
Part of the performance gain is down to the weight savings achieved by the Lotus Lightweight Laboratory. The Elise Cup 250 loses 21 kg thanks to a new Lithium-ion battery, carbon fibre seats and lightweight forged alloy wheels. The Lotus Elise Cup 250 now weighs in at 931 kg with a power to weight ratio of 261 hp/tonne.
The Lotus Elise Cup 250 is available as a roadster with the hard top available as an option. A further 10 kg reduction is available thanks to a Carbon Aero Pack, reducing total weight to just 921 kg. The Carbon Aero Pack replaces the standard front splitter, rear wing, rear diffuser and side floor-extensions.