Hethel calls this its ‘most accomplished’ Elise; 1.8-litre engine produces 243bhp
This is the new Lotus Elise Race 250, the fastest competition-eligible version of Lotus’s popular sports car yet produced.
Equipped with a 243bhp version of the Elise’s 1.8-litre four-cylinder engine, the Race 250 produces 184lb ft of torque and is said to be 0.5sec quicker than the previous Elise Cup 220 R around the Hethel test track.
The car’s 1min 33.5sec lap is also the fastest time recorded for any racing Elise at the brand’s circuit.
Central to the Elise Race 250’s pace is its lightweight construction. Its aluminium chassis tips …read more