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Geneva 2016: Lotus Elise Cup 250

Lotus Elise Sport 250

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.

Geneva Motor Show 2016

Take a look at our earlier article for all the official details for the Lotus Elise Cup 250. For all the latest from the Geneva Motor Show 2016, keep checking our dedicated news channel.

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