The latest race car from Lotus, the new Elise Race 250 distils the famous company’s engineering expertise into one hardcore package.
Eligible for many race series around the world, this car packs a supercharged, 1.8-litre 4-cylinder engine with a 6 speed manual gearbox. The Elise Race 250 boasts 243 hp (246 PS) at 7200 rpm and an impressive 250 Nm of torque between 3500 rpm and 5500 rpm.
Jean-Marc Gales, CEO of Group Lotus plc, commented, “The Elise Race 250 is the fastest, most focused Elise we’ve ever produced and, judging by what it’s capable of on track, it looks set to become a favourite with our racers around the world.”
The arrival the new Elise Race 250 coincides with the 50th celebrations for the founding of the famous factory in Hethel, Norfolk, when in 1966, founder Colin Chapman moved Lotus to the purpose-built facility. Today, all Lotus cars are developed on the same test track responsible for the company’s famous Grand Prix racers. As the spiritual home of Team Lotus, its heritage includes seven World Constructors’ Championship titles and six World Drivers’ Championship.
Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price
|UK (Including VAT at 20%)||£53,500|
|UK (Excluding VAT)||£44,583|
|USA (Excluding local taxes)||$76,200|