Elise 220 Cup

Overview

Weight
This car was formerly known as "Elise S Cup". The "Elise 220 Cup" will be used starting from 2016 production year. Responding to its customers’ demands is a Lotus duty. The Elise 220 Cup is a prime example of taking a more track focused model, in this case, the Elise Cup R, and toning it back enough to make it suitable for road use. The sheer flexibility of this approach is helped by the weight conscious nature of the Elise lightweight chassis and composite body. The Elise 220 Cup is what results. Despite boasting the same power as the Elise S, the overall kerbweight of the Elise 220 Cup increases by only 42lbs (19kgs) over the R version. As a result, its power to weight ratio is an enchanting 235bhp/tonne (238PS/1,000kg). The result is high performance that is guaranteed to thrill and excite. The driving quality is as pure as the driven snow.
Performance
With the 1.8-litre engine, its induction supplemented by an Eaton supercharger, it means that the power is at an outstanding 217bhp (220PS). Select the first of the Elise 220 Cup six, close-ratio gears and the forwards motion is simply wonderful. Its 235bhp/tonne (238PS/1000kgs) enables a V-max of 140mph (225kph), yet its Combined fuel economy is given as 37.5mpg (7.5l/100km) and CO2 emissions are only 175g/km. Lotus proves that sportscar ownership can remain both enticing and affordable.
Torsion
Underpinning every Elise 220 Cup is the most efficient, structurally rigid and low weight extruded and bonded chassis-tub. Based on more than 60 years of racing car developments, its torsional rigidity remains outstanding, even with the substantial power increase. It allows the suspension to work most efficiently, to provide unparalleled grip, a comfortable ride and a dynamic balance that is unquestionably excellent. An electronic differential lock (EDL) helps to tame any over-exuberance (for which you will surely be forgiven), while Sport mode Dynamic Performance Management system enhances a track car for road intentions.
Aerodynamics
To call the Elise 220 Cup ‘tamed’ would be wrong. While it is toned down from the Cup R model, it remains track-focused but for the racer that needs to drive home afterwards. One look at the 220 Cup highlights its attractive, yet purposeful aero package. From its front splitter, to its rear airflow diffuser, it is every inch the racer for the road. The lateral barge boards, fixed hardtop, engine cover, rollover hoop cover, side vanes and the rear wing are not only finished in black but also ‘shout’ racing car. Naturally, because it is a Lotus, the Elise 220 Cup features ‘zero-lift’, although the revised aero package increases downforce by 145lbs (66kgs) at 100mph (160kph), although this increases to an impressive 275lbs (125kgs) at V-max.
TOP SPEED

TOP SPEED

140


MPH

0 - 60 MPH

0 - 60 MPH

4.2


SECS

MAX POWER

MAX POWER

217


HP

WEIGHT

WEIGHT

952


KG


Features

  • Fuel-injected and supercharged 60627_Elise-S-Engine-cover-400x400px_400x400
  • 1.8-litre engine develops 217bhp (220PS)
  • Delivers punchy 184lbs ft (250Nm) of torque
  • Mid-engine provides balance
  • Aero-optimised
  • Lotus-developed Electronic Throttle Control
  • Locking differential
  • Bristling acceleration
  • Focused minimalism 12431_lotus_elise_s_cup_interior_2015_450x360
  • Trimmed in cloth and SuedeTex
  • Composite seats
  • Hip-hugging driving position
  • Small diameter steering wheel rim
  • Pushbutton start
  • Electric windows
  • Central door locking
  • Developed by Lotus Motorsport 99499_Elise-220-Cup-Overview_400x400
  • Road going but track focused
  • Most extreme of all road-going Elise models
  • Race-bred suspension
  • Confident on-track
  • Capable on-road
  • Head-turning presence
  • Compact packaging
  • Styled for zero-lift
  • Maximum down force
  • Taut and poised
  • Targeted efficiency
  • Manual 6-speed 44791_Elise-S-Cup-6-speed-transmission-400x400px_400x400
  • Close ratios
  • Light shift weight
  • Slick changes
  • Balanced clutch weight
  • Lotus throttle management
  • Fast rev-drop between shifts
  • 0-60mph in 4.2 seconds (0-100km/h in 4.6 seconds)
  • Advanced lightweight construction 89284_Elise-S-Cup-body-400x400px_400x400
  • Aluminium chassis-tub
  • Aerodynamic composite bodywork
  • Agile handling
  • Mid-engined dynamic balance
  • A true driver’s car
  • Confidence inspiring
  • Track focused

Specifications

PERFORMANCE*
Max power217 hp at 6800 rpm (220 PS)
Max torque184 lbft at 4600 rpm (250 Nm)
0-60 mph4.2 seconds
0-100 km/h4.6 seconds
Max speed140 mph (225 km/h)
Power to weight ratio235 hp/tonne (238 PS/1000kg)
FUEL CONSUMPTION (mpg* [l/100 km])
Urban28.5 (9.9)
Extra Urban46.3 (6.1)
Combined37.7 (7.5)
CO2 emissions175 g/km
* Performance results may vary depending upon the specification of the particular vehicle, environmental conditions, driving style and other factors. MPG figures are obtained from laboratory testing and intended for comparisons between vehicles and may not reflect real driving results. Published MPG figures and performance results are intended for comparisons between vehicles only. Verification of performance results should not be attempted on public roads . Lotus recommends that all local speed and safety laws must be obeyed and safety belts worn at all times.
ENGINE
All alloy, 1.8 litre DOHC 4 cylinder, dual VVT-i, 16-valve with chargecooled Magnuson R900 supercharger utilising Eaton TVSTM technologyStandard
Mid-mounted, transverse, rear wheel driveStandard
Multi-point sequential fuel injection and direct ignition systemStandard
Lotus Electronic Throttle Control systemStandard
TRANSMISSION
6 speed manual with sports ratiosStandard
Constant mesh helical gears and open differentialStandard
BOSCH Electronic Differential Lock (EDL)Standard
DIMENSIONS
Length3824 mm
Width excluding mirrors1719 mm
Height1117 mm
Wheelbase2300 mm
Unladen vehicle mass952 kg
Fuel tank capacity40 litres
CHASSIS/ BODY
Standard Colour options: Solar Yellow, Aspen White, Chrome Orange, Daytona Blue, Formula Red, Toxic GreenStandard
Aerodynamically optimised body incorporating advanced composite front splitter, barge boards, rear wing and rear diffuser all in matt blackStandard
Fixed hard top roofStandard
'Elise S Cup' decal to rear clamshell and above side repeatersStandard
Union Jack Flag decals to rear wing end platesStandard
Matt silver mirror backsStandard
Single exhaust pipe with chrome finisherStandard
Lightweight, extruded aluminium bonded chassis structureStandard
Composite front energy absorbing crash structureStandard
Door side impact beamsStandard
Composite body panelsStandard
LED front daylight lamps with integrated direction indicatorsStandard
LED rear lamps with integrated direction indicatorsStandard
Front mud flapsStandard
Clear sill stone chip protection filmStandard
T45 specification roll hoopStandard
Additional wiring harness to accomodate retrofit of FIA approved fire extinguisher and electircl kill switch systemsStandard
SUSPENSION
Fully independent double wishbone suspension with adjustable front anti-roll barStandard
Bilstein high performance gas dampers, front and rearStandard
Eibach coaxial coil springs, front and rearStandard
Uprated double shear rear track control arms
STEERING
Solidly mounted, mechanical rack and pinionStandard
BRAKES
AP Racing twin-piston front calipers, Brembo single-piston sliding rear-calipersStandard
Servo assisted, cross drilled and ventilated discs, 288 mm diameter, front and rearStandard
Track tuned ABS systemStandard
Hydraulic Brake Assist [HBA]Standard
Electronic Brake Distribution [EBD]Standard
Cornering Brake Control [CBC]Standard
Lotus Dynamic Performance Management [Lotus DPM]Standard
Sport mode Dynamic Performance Management [DPM] systemStandard
WHEELS & TYRES
Lightweight cast alloy wheels, 16" front and 17" rearStandard
Front Yokohama Advan Neova AD07 tyres 175/55 ZR16Standard
Rear Yokohama Advan Neova AD07 tyres 225/45 ZR17Standard
INTERIOR SPECIFICATION
Atom cloth and Suedtex® interior scheme and sport seats with white contrast stitching, red and white 'S Cup' logos to back rest and white Lotus roundel to headrestStandard
HeaterStandard
Driver and passenger air bag (not compatible with fire extinguisher and kill switch option)Standard
Electric windowsStandard
Immobiliser and remote alarm (not compatible with fire extinguisher and kill switch option)Standard
Individually numbered Lotus Motorsport build plateStandard
OPTION PACKS
Air conditioningOption
Yokohama Advan AD048 LTS tyres with satin black Motorsport Elise Cup R forged alloy wheels, front 195/50 R16, rear 225/45 R17Option
Air bag deletionOption
Carbon fibre FIA approved race seatsOption
Tow eye kitOption
A frame and four point safety harnessesOption
Lightweight 12v batteryOption
FIA approved fire extinguisher system and electric kill switchesOption
Performance induction kitOption
Metallic paintOption
Sport wheel, satin black, forged 14-spoke (16' front and 17" rear)**Option
Comfort packOption

Colour Options

Solid Red

Solid Red

Solid Grey

Solid Grey

Racing Green

Racing Green

Metallic Yellow

Metallic Yellow

Metallic White

Metallic White

Metallic Orange

Metallic Orange

Metallic Light Silver

Metallic Light Silver

Metallic Grey

Metallic Grey

Metallic Blue

Metallic Blue

Metallic Black

Metallic Black