2013 Lotus Elise S Club Racer
|---- Specifications ----|
|Engine||1.8 liter inline-4||Weight||--|
|0-60 mph||4.2 seconds||Top Speed||145 mph|
(from Lotus Press Release) When Less is Definitely More… If Less Weight and More Power is Your Thing!
Making its global debut at Goodwood is the brand new Elise S Club Racer. Following the hugely popular ‘Club Racer’ variant on Lotus’ entry level 1.6 litre Elise, the lighter-weight, enthusiast orientated package is now available on the supercharged 1.8 litre Elise S. The Club Racer concept comprises funky colour schemes, the innovative application of materials and enhanced driving dynamics and performance, all of which make for a compelling purchase for Lotus purists and track day enthusiasts.
Achieving a weight reduction of 19.56kg* over the standard Elise S, the Club Racer boasts an improved power to weight ratio delivering 240bhp per tonne, it accelerates to 60mph from standing in 4.2 seconds, and reaches a top speed on 145 mph – in short, it’s a little animal!
Those in the market for a Lotus will know that what matters most is how the Elise S Club Racer feels to drive; it goes without saying that the Club Racer is developed with Lotus’ legendary dynamic performance. The Elise range, now extending to its 4th variant delivers thrilling driving dynamics thanks to Lotus’ trademark agile and precise handling. Communication is key here; the Elise S Club Racer delivers plenty of feedback so that the driver has optimum control and can intuitively deploy nimble steering and acutely accurate braking.
Real enthusiasts can even manage to reduce the weight of the Elise S Club Racer a further 8kg by specifying track-use, dealer-fit options such as a TRD air box and filter element and a sports exhaust.
The stripped-out, race inspired Elise S Club Racer benefits from both a weight-reduction initiative and the extra power of a supercharger, it’s a compelling proposition for sportscar fans; it is quick, goodlooking and most of all – fun to drive!
The Elise S Club Racer at a glance:
to the Elise S Club Racer. Aspen White, Carbon Grey, Chrome Orange*, Toxic Green*, Daytona
Blue* and Formula Red* (*exclusive to Elise S Club Racer.)
Prices below are an illustration of pricing structures in selected markets only.
Elise S Club Racer Elise S
UK (incl VAT) £35,600 £36,200
EU (Excl Taxes) €37,500 €39,202
* Includes driver and passenger airbag deletion as a non cost option.
Fuel consumption for Elise S:
Urban 27.3 mpg – 10.3 litres / 100km
Extra urban 47.6mpg – 5.9 litres / 100km
Combined 37.5 mpg – 7.5 litres / 100km
CO2 emissions 175g CO2 / km
Group Lotus plc, wholly-owned subsidiary of DRB-HICOM, is based in Norfolk, UK, and has three operating divisions: Lotus Cars, Lotus Engineering and Lotus Racing.
Lotus Cars builds world class, high performance sports cars including the award-winning Evora, the iconic Elise and the stunning Exige.
Lotus Engineering provides comprehensive and versatile consultancy services to many of the world's OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers and is an internationally recognised automotive engineering consultancy. Global facilities include those in the US, China and offices in Germany and Japan. Lotus is a global high-tech company, committed to driving forward technology for both Lotus Cars and its Engineering clients, spearheading research into such areas as hybrids, electric vehicles and renewable fuels.
Lotus Racing is the motorsport division of Group Lotus Plc. It builds and develops vehicles for GT racing with the Evora GX, GTC, GT4, and GTS, in addition to racing vehicles such as the Exige V6 Cup and Elise Cup cars. PETRONAS is the Official Lubricants Partner for Lotus Racing vehicles competing in various high profile international GT categories. Lotus also competes in F1® with the Lotus F1 Team, racing in the iconic Black and Gold Livery.
Lotus Originals is the retail operation for all of Lotus’ non-car products. A diverse collection of luxury apparel, luggage, gifts, toys and limited edition collectables can be bought online at www.lotusoriginals.com or at any of the dedicated Lotus Originals outlets including the flagship Regent Street store in London’s Piccadilly.