2014 Lotus Elise S Cup R Ready To Hit the Track


  • 2014 Lotus Elise S Cup R Picture

    2014 Lotus Elise S Cup R Picture

    The 2014 Lotus Elise S Cup R racecar starts at $62,700. | November 08, 2013

Just the Facts:
  • The 2014 Lotus Elise S Cup R, which is designed for the Lotus Cup racing series, starts at $62,700, according to Lotus.
  • The Elise S Cup R is equipped with a supercharged 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine that delivers 217 horsepower.
  • Performance is boosted over the road-going Elise S via a motorsport-specific ECU and an aerodynamics package.

HETHEL, England — The 2014 Lotus Elise S Cup R, which is designed for the Lotus Cup racing series, starts at $62,700, according to Lotus.

The Elise S Cup R is equipped with a supercharged 1.8-liter four-cylinder that develops 217 horsepower. The engine is mated to a standard six-speed manual transmission.

Performance is boosted over the road-going Elise S, courtesy of a motorsport-specific engine control module and an aerodynamics package. The package bundles a front splitter, barge boards, winglets, rear diffuser, floor extensions and a rear wing. The Elise S Cup R weighs in at just 2,037 pounds.

Options include forged alloy wheels and air-conditioning.

The Lotus S Elise Cup R is eligible for entry into the production class in the 2014 Lotus Cup Series. Competitions are run in the U.S., Japan, Thailand, China, Italy, Europe and the United Kingdom. There's even a Lotus Ladies Cup. The Lotus Cup is open to all Lotus owners and their Elise, Exige, Evora, 340R and 2-Eleven models.

Edmunds says: Lotus makes an intriguing choice for the weekend road warrior.

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