Exige V6 Cup R

How many compact sportscars can blast from 0-60mph in just 6.0 seconds (0-100kph in 6.5secs)? The super-light Elise 1.6 can at just 1,931lbs (876kgs). It is the timelessly stylish, lightweight composite body, attached to an equally light aluminium alloy chassis-tub that forms the basis for several other Lotus models. That’s what does it. Yet, it is strong, which allows its suspension to work impressively, resisting body roll but remaining taut enough for the ultimate sportscar thrills, while retaining damping compliance that affords the Elise an astonishingly good ride quality. It is Lotus years of experience and irrepressible talent that allow a car like Elise to be created.

Small capacity is not a hindrance to the entry-level Elise. Its multi-valve 1.6-litre engine delivers a sparkling 134bhp (136PS). Select the first of its six close-ratio gears and the forwards delivery is electric. Its 153bhp/tonne (155PS/1000kgs) enables a V-max of 127mph (204kph), yet its Combined fuel economy is given as 45mpg (6.3l/100km) and CO2 emissions are just 149g/km. This is affordable sportscar ownership by any judgement.

Underpinning every Elise is the most efficient, strongest and low weight extruded and bonded chassis-tub. Based on more than 60 years of racing car developments, its torsional rigidity is outstanding. It allows the suspension to work most effectively, to provide unparalleled grip, a comfortable ride and a dynamic balance that is exceptional. An electronic differential lock (EDL) helps to tame any over-exuberance (for which you can be forgiven).

However inelegant some safety features can be, Lotus incorporates them within its cars as elements of the design package. The lightweight chassis is protected by safety zones. LED supplementary lighting makes your Elise easier to see. Its advanced braking system works with the driver to avoid unfortunate incidents. Twin airbags are part of the safety equipment.







  • Fuel-injected
  • 1.6-litre engine develops 134hp (136PS)
  • Delivers meaty 118lbs ft (160Nm) of torque
  • Mid-engine provides balance
  • Aero-optimised
  • Light and agile
  • Open differential
  • Brisk acceleration
  • Focused minimalism
  • Trimmed in cloth
  • Lightweight seats
  • Hip-hugging driving position
  • Small diameter, leather steering wheel rim
  • 4-speaker stereo system
  • Pushbutton start
  • Electric windows
  • Central door-locking
  • Face-level air vents
  • 16-inch diameter front alloys
  • 17-inch diameter rear alloys
  • 12-spoke cast alloy style
  • Silver or black colour options
  • Optional 6 spoke, Y-type cast alloy wheels
  • Optional Forged alloy wheels
  • Head-turning presence
  • Compact packaging
  • Styled for zero-lift
  • Maximum down force
  • Taut and poised
  • Targeted efficiency
  • Manual 6-speed
  • Close ratios
  • Light shift weight
  • Slick changes
  • Balanced clutch weight
  • Lotus throttle management
  • Fast rev-drop between shifts
  • 0-60mph in 6.0 seconds (0-100km/h in 6.5 seconds)



TRACK ONLY           Exige V6 Cup R
Max power 366 PS at 7200 rpm
Max torque 413 Nm at 5000 rpm
Max engine revs 7,200 rpm
Engine Position Transverse mid-mounted
Unladen Vehicle Mass
1040 kg**
Fuel Rating 98 RON minimum

** Dependent on specification.


Exige V6  Cup R

Two-door, two-seater coupe bodystyle Standard
Standard Lotus colour range Standard
Extended front splitter, diffuser, rear race wing, lightweight engine cover and canards Standard
Lightweight bonded aluminium bonded chassis structure. FIA approved roll cage, front and rear towing eyes Standard
Composite body panels Standard
Fully independent double wishbone suspension Standard
Eibach coaxial coli springs Standard
Ohlins TTX 2-way adjustable dampers Standard
  Exige V6 Cup R
Lightweight aluminium footwell divider Standard
Lightweight aluminium passenger footrest  Standard
Quick release steering wheel Standard
FIA approved competition seat on fixed mounting frame - HANS compatible [drivers only, passenger seat optional] Standard
FIA approved 6-point harness - HANS compatible [drivers only] 4-point harness fitted with optional pasenger seat Standard
Fire extinguisher and electrical cut-out Standard
Exige V6 Cup R 
Eligible to race in the following series:
Lotus Cup Europe
Lotus Cup UK
Lotus Cup USA
Lotus Cup Italy
Lotus Cup Thailand
  Exige V6 Cup R
All alloy, 3.5 litre DOHC V6 VVT-i 2GR-FE Harrop HTV 1320 Supercharger Standard
Baffled engine wet sump Standard
Lotus EFI controller engine management Standard
MIL diagnostics Standard
Rear-mouted oil cooler [sequential gearbox cars ony] Standard
Mid mounted, transverse, rear wheel drive Standard
Competition stainless steel exhaust manifold and silencer with FIA homologated catalyst Standard
Exhaust noise 98dB [A] at 3/4 max rpm [only available with sequential gearbox] Standard
Performance air filter and carbon induction tube [sequential gearbox option ony] Standard
Lightweight performance battery Standard
Pump style fuel tank filler system Standard
6 speed manual gear box with sports ratios Standard
Constant mesh helical gears and open differential Standard
Gear shift H pattern Standard
Length 4084 mm
Width excluding mirrors 1802 mm
Height 1129 mm
Wheelbase 2370 mm
Unladen vehicle mass 1040 kg**
Fuel tank capacity 40 litres  Standard
Fuel tank capacity 70 litres FT3 fuel cell Option
** Dependent on specification.
  Exige V6 Cup R
Solidly mounted, mechanical rack and pinion with quick release steering wheel Standard
Four-piston calipers with upgraded 2-piece aluminium belled discs, race pads [front and rear] Standard
Lotus/ BOSCH tuned ABS system Standard
Hydraulic Brake Assist [HBA] Standard
Electronic Brake Distribution [EBD] Standard
Cornering Brake Control [CBC] Standard
4-mode Lotus Dynamic Performance Management [Lotus DPM] system including launch control Standard
Gloss black, cast alloy  wheels [Front 17x7.5J, Rear 18x9.5J] Standard
Front Pirelli P-Zero Corsa tyres 205/45 R17 Standard
Rear Pirelli P-Zero Corsa tyres 265/35 R18 Standard
  Exige V6 Cup R
Xtrac sequential 6 speed, driving rear wheels, transverse layout dog engagement, reverse and neutral engagement protected semi-dry sump, force feed lubrication, internal gerator pump, external oil cooler reverse cut directly onto the primary shaft [standard as Exige V6 Cup]. Steering wheel operated paddle shift [only available with sequential gearbox option]. Twin plate sintered clutch. Option
Passenger seat with 4-point harness Option
Fuel sampling kit Option
Anderson plug Option
Air conditioning Option
Grooved brake discs Option
* All race vehicles are for competition use only and NOT covered by standard manufacturer's warranty. Terms and conditions apply. No road-type approval documentation or certificate of conformity is supplied with the vehicle. Different service and maintenance procedures apply. Any type of timed, competitive vehicle use requires that a suitably qualified specialist apply expert levels of vehicle preparation and servicing. Customers are responsible for ensuring their vehicle is compliant with specific race regulations. Lotus reserves the right to modify prices, specifications and options without prior notice. Please consult your local Lotus dealer for more information. Lotus recommends that all speed and safety laws must be obeyed and safety belts worn at all times. For USA and Canada; Elise, Exige and 3-Eleven models are for track use-only (not road-legal). Errors and omissions excepted.