2011 Lotus Elise Club Racer review and pictures

Posted on Friday, 18 February 2011 , 09:02:19 byVeronica

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Lotus Elise Club Racer

The 2011 Lotus Elise Club Racer represents one of the lightest models on the market, an impressive achievement made by the engineers who decided to take a stripped-to-the-bare-bone approach visualised by the body-coloured seats. Lotus' passion for performance through lightweight is emphasized by the attention to the smallest details which finally provided the deletion of noise insulation and the lightweight battery.
The drivers will undoubtedly feel at the top of their game due to a Sport setting for the Dynamic Performance Management which will be able to please even the more established track orientated drivers.
The Elise Club Racer becomes equally versatile for both race track and road fun thanks to a powerful combination between DPM and the Lotus finely tuned sport suspension.
The Chief Technical Officer Lotus Cars, Wolf Zimmermann, stated to the press that the approach of purity and reduction resulted in the most zeitgeist and contemporray sports cars as the Lotus Elise had been a well-known icon in the sports car market for more than 15 years, winning a lot of lightweight fans and that the new Club Racer was developed to give those enthusiasts something new.
The top priorities of the vehicle were quality, substance and style embodied by Bilstein for dampers and Eibach for springs. The character of the car is emphasized by the bespoke design elements as well as the choice of six striking colours, Saffron Yellow, Sky Blue, Aspen White, Ardent Red, Carbon Grey and Matt Black.
It is priced at ?27,500 and it is fast, responsive, ofers a huge amount of fun to drive and, at the same time, it marks a new entry level sports car from Lotus.