Lotus car maker has unveiled new sport super car, it’s named 2012 Lotus Elise Club Racer and will debuted at Geneva Auto Show. The new New 2012 Lotus Elise Club Racer for the first time comes complete with a Sport setting for the DPM (Dynamic Performance Management) allowing even the less experienced sports car drivers to feel at the top of their game, while the ability to switch it off completely will please the more established track orientated drivers.
DPM combined with improved agility courtesy of Lotus finely tuned sport suspension and an adjustable anti-roll bar will make the Lotus Elise Club Racer equally versatile for both road and race track fun. At the 2011 Geneva Motor Show next month, Lotus will show this 1.6 Lotus Elise Club Racer, which the smart engineers at Lotus have managed to shed an additional 53 pounds.
The engineers involved with the Lotus Elise Club Racer took a ‘stripped-to-the-bare-bone approach’ and used other techniques including a motor-sport derived lightweight battery and the removal of noise insulation. Attention to even the smallest of details has ensured that Lotus’ passion for performance through lightweight has been translated throughout the car.
“The traditional Lotus approach of reduction and purity has lead to one of the most zeitgeist and contemporary sports cars around. For over 15 years the Lotus Elise has become an icon in the sports car market, carving out a niche market with a dedicated following of lightweight fans. The new Club Racer will definitely give these people something extra to get their teeth stuck into. This car epitomises everything that’s cool about the Elise – it’s fast, raw, responsive and a huge amount of fun to drive.” said Wolf Zimmermann Chief Technical Officer Lotus Cars
The 2012 Lotus Elise Club Racer pleases the eye as well as the soul with a choice of six striking colours (Sky Blue, Saffron Yellow, Ardent Red, Aspen White, Matt Black and Carbon Grey) and bespoke design elements that emphasise the character of the car.
Sales of the Lotus Elise Club Racer will begin in Europe later this year with prices starting at €34,450 ($47,168 USD). the 2012 Lotus Elise Club Racer marks the new entry level sports car from Lotus. And with the Elise standard of just 149g CO2/km plus the weight reduction, the new Club Racer provides maximum fun without so much of the green-guilt usually associated with high performance driving.