Lotus is a pioneer name in the automobile field. They have always raised standards to higher levels and they never stood still. The company has sixty years of history and innovation was the key of success on the road but on the track too. Nowadays Lotus is an expert in lightweight architecture and this allowed it to become a leader in green vehicle technology. The company will officially present the Lotus Elise S Cup R in a few days at the 2014 Autosport held in Birmingham between 9 and 12 January.
The 2014 Lotus Elise S Cup R is powered by a supercharged 1.8-liter 2ZR-FE four-cylinder engine that works linked to a six-speed manual transmission. The vehicle also received a sport-tuned suspension system (with adjustable springs and dampers), high-performance brakes and a "triple-pass" radiator.The car weights 924 kg (2037 lbs), it will have a starting price of £39,125 and it will be eligible to compete in the 2014 Lotus Cup racing series.
The 2014 Lotus Elise S Cup R has an aerodynamic body kit containing a front splitter, updated side skirts, a rear diffuser and a rear wing. The supercar also features a tow hooks, a hardtop and a polycarbonate rear window. The vehicle rides on a set of 16 or 17 inch forged alloy wheels wrapped in Yokohama Advan Neova AD07 LTS rubbers. Inside the cabin there is a FIA-compliant roll cage, a HANS-compatible racing seat and a quick-release steering wheel.
This uncompromising quest for excellence, no shortage of sporting laurels, and a visionary attention to aesthetic style has made Lotus one of the most inspirational British brands, and among the very strongest in the automotive industry. It stands for passion, individuality, and gritty determination. And there will be more pictures and details about the Lotus branded supercar in no time.
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