Lotus Elise Cup 250 – Geneva Motor Show Live

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Fastest street-legal Elise till date.

The Lotus Elise Cup 250 has been presented at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show. The Cup version is touted to be the fastest road-going Elise yet. For the first time, the Elise Cup 250 is available as standard as a roadster, with a hard top variant offered optionally.

Lotus Elise Cup 250 front three quarter at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show Live

The Elise Cup 250 features some detailed mods that have resulted in a power-gain of 26 hp and a weight-loss of 21 kg (46.3 lb) of which 17.5 kg (38.58 lb) was cut down by the carbon fibre seats, forged alloy wheels and lithium-ion battery.

The 931 kg (2,052 lb) Elise is capable of sprinting from 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) in 3.9 seconds. In addition, Lotus offers a Carbon Aero Pack for the Elise Cup 250 that reduces the weight further to 912 kg (2,010.62 lb).

Lotus Elise Cup 250 interior at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show Live

The Elise Cup 250 is powered by a spruced-up version of the 1.8-litre four-cylinder supercharged engine, that produces 243 hp at 7,200 rpm and 250 Nm of torque at 3,500-5,500 rpm. The car is capable of reaching a top-speed of 248 km/h (154 mph), at which the optimised body kit provides a downforce of 155 kg.

Lotus Elise Cup 250 at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show – Image Gallery

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