The production of the Lotus Elise 250 Special Edition will be limited to 50 units.
In a celebration of style and performance, the guys from Lotus Cars want to celebrate with their fans 50th anniversary of the mark in Hethel (United Kingdom). In recent months we have seen the british firm introducing a series of special editions and limited with which to commemorate this important anniversary. And the latest addition to this list is the Lotus Elise 250 Special Edition.
on the basis of the Lotus Elise Cup 250 introduced at the beginning of this year, we find ourselves with a model that denotes more craftsmanship and elegance. With a production limited to only 50 units, Lotus Elise 250 Special Edition has an exterior and interior fully revised to incorporate significant modifications. And that is, after the use of a large amount of carbon fiber, it has managed to secure a weight of 899 kg.
in Addition to the carbon fiber, Lotus Cars has also used other lightweight materials and sturdy as aluminum. Many of the components of the body which premieres this limited edition have been produced in an artisanal way. The exterior will be available in four colors: blue, red, yellow, and white. All of them with a metallic finish. And optionally we can equip a roof panel carbon fiber.
it Is based on the Lotus Elise Cup 250 and has a whole series of modifications made to hand.
If we take a look at the pictures of the interior, we will find a few sport seats carbon fiber, upholstery specific in dark blue or dark grey, and a trim exclusive to this limited edition. From the cockpit the driver will also have the possibility to choose between different driving modes such as Sport and Race. And to put the finishing touch to technology, this limited edition version of the Lotus Elise with the system of info-entertainment of the brand, connection to iPod and Bluetooth.
In the listing of the standard equipment we will see items as everyday as air-conditioning, cruise control, improved sound insulation, floor mats and road lights additional.
Going to the (mechanic of the new Lotus Elise 250 Special Edition, each one of the units that will be manufactured will be powered by a engine DOHC supercharged 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine with 246 HP and 250 Nm of maximum torque. A mechanically associated to a manual gearbox of six speeds and you’ll be able to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.3 seconds and reach a top speed of 248 km/h. On the other hand, and although it is not a fact that influences the purchase, noting that fixed an average consumption of 7.5 liters per 100 kilometers and CO2 emissions of 175 g/km
On the outside we find a large amount of carbon fiber to reduce weight.
Is able to complete one lap around the test track of Lotus in Hethel in 1 minute and 34 seconds. In order to achieve that time, in addition to diet to the that has been filed, the Lotus Elise 250 Special Edition has an entire series of changes that improve its behavior on the track, such as a shock absorbers Bilstein, brakes front AP Racing / rear Brembo. The ABS has also been fine-tuned and equipped with a differential electronic block for improved traction.
¿Its price? Although there is no official price for Spain, in Germany will be on sale from 64.000€ whereas in France you can buy from the 64.540€. By the way, Lotus also will be for sale in Japan.