Elise Cup 250

Overview

Weight
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.
Performance
Powered by a new higher-output version of the supercharged, 1.8-litre 4-cylinder engine, the Elise Cup 250 boasts 243 hp (246 PS) at 7200 rpm and 250 Nm of torque between 3500 rpm and 5500 rpm. A new supercharger pulley and high-flow fuel pump contribute to the car’s 261 hp/tonne headline figure.
Design
Designed to suit all sports car fans, the Lotus Elise Cup 250 is available for the first time as a roadster as standard with a hard top available as an option. For those wanting to cut the car’s weight still further, and so boost performance, a Carbon Aero Pack is available, which cuts an extra 10 kg which reduces the mass to just 921 kg.
AERODYNAMICS
The aerodynamically optimised body kit provides 66 kg of downforce at 100 mph and an impressive 155 kg at maximum velocity of 154 mph. Shaping and working airflow over and around the bodywork has been key to delivering the car’s extremely focused handling. The optional Carbon Aero Pack replaces the standard front splitter, rear wing, rear diffuser and side floor-extensions with lightweight carbon components.
TOP SPEED

TOP SPEED

154


MPH

0 - 60 MPH

0 - 60 MPH

3.9


SECS

MAX POWER

MAX POWER

243


BHP

WEIGHT

WEIGHT

175


KG


Features

  • Focused minimalism 30999_Elise-1.6-Interior-400x400px_400x400
  • Full Alcantara® interior in red or black
  • Carbon fibre race seats
  • Optional Leather Pack in black, red or tan
  • Small diameter leather steering wheel
  • Engine start push button
  • Fuel-injected and supercharged 30999_Elise-1.6-Interior-400x400px_400x400
  • 1.8-litre engine develops 243 hp (246 PS)
  • Delivers punchy 184 lbft (250 Nm) of torque
  • Mid-engine provides balance
  • Lotus-developed Electronic Throttle Control
  • Exhilarating acceleration
  • Road going but track focused 30999_Elise-1.6-Interior-400x400px_400x400
  • Most extreme of all road-going Elise models
  • Race-bred suspension
  • Confident on-track
  • Capable on-road
  • Head-turning presence 30999_Elise-1.6-Interior-400x400px_400x400
  • Compact packaging
  • Optional Carbon Aero Pack
  • Maximum down force
  • Taut and poised
  • Manual 6-speed 30999_Elise-1.6-Interior-400x400px_400x400
  • Close ratios
  • Light shift weight
  • Lotus throttle management
  • 0-60mph in 3.9 seconds (0-100km/h in 4.3 seconds)
  • Advanced lightweight construction 30999_Elise-1.6-Interior-400x400px_400x400
  • Aluminium chassis-tub
  • Aerodynamic composite bodywork
  • Agile handling
  • Mid-engined dynamic balance
  • Track focused

Specifications

 Elise Cup 250
PERFORMANCE*
Max power243 hp at 7,200 rpm (246 PS)
Max torque184 lbft at 3,500-5,000 rpm (250 Nm)
0-60 mph3.9 seconds
0-100 km/h4.3 seconds
Max speed154 mph (248 km/h) (without roof: 149 mph (240 km/h))
Unladen weight931 kg
Power to weight ratio261 hp/tonne (264 PS/1000kg)
FUEL CONSUMPTION (mpg* [l/100 km])
Urban28.0 (10.1)
Extra Urban47.1 (6.0)
Combined37.7 (7.5)
CO2 emissions175 g/km
 
* 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. Use of the vehicle on track or in a competitive manner is not endorsed by Lotus. Participation in use off road, including on closed circuit tracks or for use in a competitive manner, including timed laps or runs will invalidate the manufacturer’s warranty and the vehicle will require appropriate levels of expert vehicle preparation and servicing.  Lotus reserves the right to modify prices, specifications and options without prior notice. Please consult your local Lotus dealer for more information. For USA and Canada; Elise, Exige and 3-Eleven models are for track use-only (not road-legal). Errors and omissions excepted. Imagery for illustration purposes only. Actual specifications may vary. Warranty: 1 year. Alcantara® is a registered trademark.  
 Elise Cup 250
ENGINE
All alloy, 1.8 litre DOHC 4 cylinder, dual VVT-i, 16-valve with chargecooled superchargerStandard
Mid-mounted, transverse, rear wheel driveStandard
Lotus Electronic Throttle Control systemStandard
TRANSMISSION
6 speed manual gearbox with sports ratiosStandard
BOSCH Electronic Differential Lock (EDL)Standard
 Elise Cup 250
CHASSIS/ BODY
Lightweight, extruded aluminium bonded chassis structureStandard
T45 Motorsport hoopStandard
Aerodynamically optimised rear wing, front splitter, rear diffuser and side floor-extensionsStandard
Black soft-topStandard
Fully independent double wishbone sports suspension with adjustable front anti-roll barStandard
Bilstein high performance gas dampers, front and rearStandard
Eibach springs, front and rearStandard
Lightweight lithium ion batteryStandard
Clear sill stone chip protection filmStandard
 Elise Cup 250
BRAKES AND WHEELS
AP Racing twin-piston front calipers and single-piston rear calipersStandard
Servo assisted, cross drilled and ventilated brake discs, 288 mm diameter, front and rearStandard
ABSStandard
Driver selectable ESP modesStandard
WHEELS & TYRES
Ultra Lightweight black forged alloy wheels (16” front and 17” rear)Standard
Front Yokohama Advan A048 LTS tyres 195/50 ZR16Standard
Rear Yokohama Advan A048 LTS tyres 225/45 ZR17Standard
 Elise Cup 250
INTERIOR SPECIFICATION
Black or Red Alcantara® trim with carbon sports seatStandard
Black leather steering wheelStandard
Polished aluminum gear knob and leather
handbrake sleeve
Standard
Engine start push buttonStandard
Driver and passenger air bagStandard
Tyre puncture repair kitStandard
 Elise Cup 250
OPTIONS
Matt Black hard-topOption
Air conditioningOption  
Cruise controlOption
Stereo, full carpet and
sound insulation
Option
Floor matsOption
Auxiliary driving lightsOption
Harness cross bar and 4 point harnessOption
Fire extinguisher and battery isolatorOption
OPTIONAL PACKS
Leather Trim PackOption
Carbon Aero Pack (including front splitter, rear wing, rear diffuser and side floor-extensions)Option
PAINT OPTIONS
Signature PaintOption
Metallic PaintOption