Greener guilt-free Lotus performance

Greener guilt-free Lotus performance


Lotus says the arrival of the supercharged Elise S Club Racer will provide drivers with a greener guilt-free performance trip.

With a 0-100 km/h time of 4.6 seconds, it is based on the Lotus Elise S, the but the new Club Racer variant strips out weight, more than 20 kg less than the standard car, but Lotus has added sports suspension, plus an adjustable front antiroll bar so owners can fine tune their driving experience.

It also wears Satin black alloy wheels with high performance Yokohama Neova tyres

The S Club racer variant comes complete with a Sport setting for the DPM (dynamic performance management) allowing even the less experienced sports car drivers to feel at the top of their game, while the ability to switch it off completely will please the more established track orientated drivers.

Lotus says that DPM combined with improved agility of the sport suspension and an adjustable anti-roll bar will make the Elise Club Racer equally versatile for both road and race track fun .

The engineers behind the Elise Club Racer took a stripped-to-the-bare-bone approach made self-evident by the body-coloured seats but also matched by weight reductions to the drivetrain and the body. Attention to even the smallest of details has ensured that Lotus’ passion for performance through lightweight has been translated throughout the car.

These changes have produced a car that is fast in a straight line – it has 60% more power compared to the Elise Club Racer – with a zero to 100 km/h time of 4.6 seconds and a top speed of 234 km/h. But this is just part of the story, with the light weight and the race track developed chassis endowing it with a level of responsiveness, turn in and control that is rarely seen outside a motorsport facility says Lotus.

Quality throughout the vehicle has been a top priority says Lotus, highly regarded component suppliers such as Eibach for springs and Bilstein for dampers ensure that the Elise Club Racer is a car of substance as well as style.

The Elise S Club Racer offers a choice of six colours (Sky Blue, Saffron Yellow, Ardent Red, Aspen White, Matt Black and Carbon Grey) and bespoke design elements that emphasise the character of the car.

It’s pocket pleasing too says Lotus, at $95,990 excluding dealer costs and delivery and, with a combined fuel consumption of 7.5l/100km, it’s a greener guilt-free performance trip!

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