Lotus officially unveils today the new Elise S Cup R, a racing model which will be able to enter competitions such as the Lotus Cup series.

The lightweight British sports car weighs only 924 kilograms and features a 1.8-liter 2ZR-FE engine.

2014 Lotus Elise S Cup R
2014 Lotus Elise S Cup R

The four-cylinder supercharged engine is linked to a six-speed manual transmission. At the exterior, Lotus offers new carbon fiber parts such as the front splitter, rear diffuser and wing, side skirts and 16-inch alloy wheels with Yokohama Advan Neova AD07 LTS tires.

In order to save weight, the company offers a hardtop and polycarbonate rear window. At the interior, you will find HANS racing seats, a special roll cage and a quick release steering wheel.

“The Elise S Cup R showcases the marriage of form and function perfectly so that performance is optimised yet retains its stylish and iconic aesthetic,” claims the company.

The 2014 Lotus Elise S Cup R is priced from £39,125 in the United Kingdom.