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Body style: Convertible (spider/spyder, cabrio/cabriolet, drop/open/soft top)
Segment: Coupe
Production years: 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022

The Elise was around for almost two decades and the 2017’s model was faster and lighter than its predecessor.

The Elise Cup released in 2017 was also named the Cup 260 as it was based on the Cup 250, a model released in 2016.

The exterior upgrades were not that visible at a first glance, but looking with greater attention, the new model featured a redesigned front bumper that had a wider and taller center grille. Most of the visual upgrades were not completely to improve its design, although it made it look more aggressive, they had their aerodynamic purpose and reduced aerodynamic lift. The Cup 260 kept the aggressive carbon-fiber side skirts from the Cup 250.

The sports car had ultra-lightweight 16-inch alloys at the front and 17-inch alloys in the rear, both featuring Yokohama Advan Neova tires.

The interior carbon-fiber seats wrapped up in black Alcantara with door panel matching stitching, either red or yellow.

The Elise Cup featured a 1.8-liter supercharged engine developing 250 horsepower with 188 pound-feet of torque. The car reached 60 mph in 3.8 seconds and finished the Hethel track in one minute and 32 seconds.

The production of the Cup 260 was limited to only 30 units with a higher price than the Cup 250.

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LOTUS Elise Cup 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022
  1 gasoline engine
  • 1.8L 6MT (250 HP)
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LOTUS Elise Cup 1.8L 6MT (250 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  1.8L 6MT (250 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1796 cm3
Power
183.9 KW @ 7200 RPM
250 HP @ 7200 RPM
247 BHP @ 7200 RPM
Torque
184 lb-ft @ 3500-5500 RPM
250 Nm @ 3500-5500 RPM
Fuel System
Supercharged Multipoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
12.7 gallons (48.1 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
154 mph (248 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
4.3 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Rear Wheel Drive
Gearbox
6-speed automatic
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Ventilated Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
195/50 ZR16 // 225/45 ZR17
DIMENSIONS
Length
150.6 in (3825 mm)
Width
67.7 in (1720 mm)
Height
44 in (1118 mm)
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
2022 lbs (917 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
23.3 mpg US (10.1 L/100Km)
Highway
39.2 mpg US (6 L/100Km)
Combined
31.4 mpg US (7.5 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
175 g/km
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