Yet another variation of the still wonderful Lotus Elise roadster is due to break cover at the up-coming Frankfurt Show. The Special Edition Lotus Elise Club Racer introduces new and exclusive colour schemes, a bespoke interior and lightweight components.
Underneath the bodywork is 134 hp Lotus Elise S but it’s made that bit more special with some racing inspired features. Lotus has taken four classic 1960s Lotus colour schemes for the new car – Elite Yellow, Carbon Grey, Sky Blue and Old English White. The exterior body colour theme is carried over to the transmission tunnel and combined with silver and black paint highlights, bisecting the cockpit and tying together the whole sporty theme unique to the Club Racer.
The Elise seats are clad with lightweight microfibre comfort pads positioned to give support with the minimal weight and still keeping the body coloured seat shell partly exposed. They’re topped with headrests hand embroidered with the Club Racer (CR) logo.
Luke Bennett, Director of Lotus Cars said, “Special Editions of the award winning Elise have always proved popular with our customers around the world, and I expect the Elise Club Racer to be no different. We have taken colour schemes from our past, used on the Elite and Elan in the 1960s and cleverly brought them up to date with a modern feel to the interior. The whole design package is modern with a classic twist, which of course matches the peerless ride and handling of a Lotus and the convertible experience of the Elise perfectly.”
The Lotus Elise Club Racer goes on sale in Europe on September 15th.