Check out the new 2015 Lotus Elise S Cup, a road-legal variant that will go on sale in Europe by the end of 2015 for the starting price of €47,500 ($61,550). It is one of the most expensive Elise models. No word if it will be released in the US. For the rest of the details, feel free to read the following article.
Exterior and Interior Styling
The 2015 Lotus Elise S Cup rides on a pair of 16-inch Y-spoke wheels on the front and 17-inch wheels on the back wrapped in Yokohama tires. As you can see from the photos, it is quite similar to the 2013 Cup R model, with some minor modifications. It is characterized by an aerodynamical design, featuring front splitter with winglets, large vents in the hood, fixed hard top roof, rear diffuser, side skirts, air intakes behind the doors, and large fixed wing with Union flag graphics. The sports car will be available in several color options.
Inside, the 2015 Lotus Elise S Cup comes with the sport bucket seats wrapped in grey cloth with contrast stitching. The cabin looks kinda empty without all the optional accessories. Standard equipment include electric windows, heaters, remote alarm, airbags. You can choose air conditioning as an optional equipment. There’s also a Comfort Pack which adds new race seats with four-point safety harnesses, floor mats, passenger footrest, audio system with CD/MP3 player and speakers, central door locking, etc.
Engine, Specs, Performance
When it comes to specs, the 2015 Lotus Elise S Cup is powered by a supercharged 1.8-liter VVT-i I-4 engine producing 217 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque. It is mated to a 6-speed manual transmission which sends power to the rear axle. Top speed is rated at 140 miles per hour, while 0-to-60 mpg acceleration time is 4.2 seconds.
2015 Lotus Elise S Cup Price
This beautiful sports car made its debut last year at the 2014 Paris Auto Show. The British automaker already put it into production, so expect it to be released in Europe by the end of this year. It is available for pre-order. The road-ready version of the 2015 Lotus Elise S Cup is priced at £43,500 or €47,500, which is about $61,550, without delivery fees and other taxes. There are no details if this model will go on sale in North America.
Check out the rest of the Elise’s photos in this image gallery.
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