Lotus has announced a new version of their Elise, called the Lotus Elise Cup 250 and the company has said that this is their fastest Elise ever.
The Lotus Elise Cup 250 comes with a top speed of 154 miles per hour and a 0 to 60 time of just 3.9 seconds.
Proving that less is more, Lotus’ high performance Cup version of the famous Elise has shed 21 kg and gained 26 hp. Weighing in at 931 kg, and capable of 0-60 mph in 3.9 seconds, the Elise Cup 250 is the fastest road-going Lotus Elise ever.
Replacing the acclaimed Elise Cup 220, the new Elise Cup 250 perfectly demonstrates the Lotus ‘light is right’ mantra as all vehicle components were optimised to add lightness and speed. Delivered to the marque’s now famous ‘Lightweight Laboratory’, it emerged with a range of features, including a Lithium-ion battery which slashes 10 kg of the weight, carbon fibre seats, reducing the weight by 6 kg, and ultra-lightweight forged alloy wheels, saving a further 1.5 kg.
You can find out more details about the Lotus Elise Cup 250 at the link below, the car will go on sale in April with prices starting at £45,600.