Lightweight Lotus Elise Club Racer Announced

February 20, 2011 at 10:07 am

Lotus is still continuing the tradition of making of high performance cars through lightness by introducing the 2012 Lotus Elise Club Racer.

This car gets the same 1.6 liter engine as normal Elise, but it’s been on a diet and has lost 40 kg of weight. That makes it leaner and meaner and more of a performance machine suitable for track days. It also drives better thanks to the Sport setting for the DPM (Dynamic Performance Management), and sport suspension and an adjustable anti-roll bar, as well as Eibach springs and Bilstein dampers.

Lightweight Lotus Elise Club Racer Announced 2012 lotus elise club racer

The car will be available in sky Blue, Saffron Yellow, Ardent Red, Aspen White, Matt Black and Carbon Grey and has a base price of £27,500 / €34,450 / $46,750.

“The traditional Lotus approach of reduction and purity has lead to one of the most zeitgeist and contemporary sports cars around. For over 15 years the Lotus Elise has become an icon in the sports car market, carving out a niche market with a dedicated following of lightweight fans. The new Club Racer will definitely give these people something extra to get their teeth stuck into. This car epitomises everything that’s cool about the Elise – it’s fast, raw, responsive and a huge amount of fun to drive,Wolf Zimmermann, Chief Technical Officer Lotus Cars.