Lotus continues paying homage to his precious factory in Hethel in the Uk, for the fiftieth anniversary of its opening. A few months ago we knew the very rapid Evora 400 Hethel Edition, but now, the well-known car firm presents us with the Lotus Elise 250 Special Edition a concept that, while it has a lot less power, offers a weight very content.
The Evora 400’s that I spoke equipped with a V6 engine 3,500 cc with supercharger that delivers 405 horsepower and 410 Nm, however, its weight is nearly 1,400 kilos. Without a doubt it is a car very sporty and high performance and sensations, and can roll to 300 km/h. The idea of sportsmanship is not the same as in this Elise 250 Special Edition that looks more similarity to a race car.
The Elise 250 Special Edition is based on the Elise Cup 250 that the brand launched earlier this year. It is manufactured entirely by hand, and letters of presentation are 243 horses and 899 kilos; a weight-to-power that is worthy of admire, a toy not suitable for cardiac. To achieve a weight so content, the designers have used materials of high strength and low weight as the aluminum and carbon fiber.
Your heart is a 1.800 tetracilíndrico supercharged that, in the Elise 250 Special Edition, pays 243 horses to 7,200 rpm and 250 Nm between 3,500 and 5,500 rpm; sending all this power to the rear wheels, after going through a manual gearbox six-speed transmission and the differential with electronic locking. The combination of the motor with its low weight allows it to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.3 seconds, reaching a maximum speed of 250 km/h.
On an aesthetic level, it has an image that makes us a glimpse of his high sportsmanship. Carbon fiber elements like the dial splitter at the front, the large back spoiler or engine cover let us know at a glance that we are not facing a Lotus Elise conventional. To this we must add the marcadísimo diffuser rear that houses a large exhaust central.
The production of this compact sports car of pure sensation called Lotus Elise 250 Special Edition is limited to only 50 units. As stated by the CEO of the brand, Jean – Marc Gales, “it is extremely fast and agile, but it is also impressive to the eye”.
Despite the fact that the company has not offered the price for sale in Spain, in the German market costs 64.000 € , while in the Uk it is marketed from 47.900 lbs.