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2015 Lotus Elise 220 Cup

Lot No.: TBA

Registration: L1 RHE
Chassis Number: SCCLJCRC1FHC10692
Engine Number: 2ZRU963801
Number of cylinders: 4
CC: 1798
Year of Manufacture: 2015
RHD/LHD: Right Hand Drive
Estimate (£): 22,000 - 26,000
(+buyer's premium of 15% including VAT @ 20%)
  • The original, Toxic Green, Lotus press car Elise S Cup 220 (AU64 BZO) from the launch program
  • Extensively featured in leading magazines (Evo, Autocar, Car) and online
  • Fitted with the Toyota-sourced, 217bhp, 184lb/ ft supercharged 1.8-litre four-cylinder engine from the Elise S
  • Aero package, comprising a front splitter, winglets, barge boards, rear wing, and diffuser
  • Our vendor is the second owner after Lotus Cars. 5,500 miles. Two services. Immaculate

The Lotus Elise S Cup is the road-going version of the S Cup R race car. Using parts from a mixture of fast Elise models, it features the sports suspension from the Club Racer and the Cup R’s single rear exhaust and aero package, comprising a front splitter, winglets, barge boards, rear wing, and diffuser. In the interests of aerodynamics, it has an Exige-style fixed roof. The car is fitted with the supercharged 1.8-litre, Toyota-sourced, four-cylinder engine from the Elise S producing 217bhp, which when combined with the instant torque characteristics of a supercharged engine, results in some serious acceleration figures. All of this adds up to what is arguably the most serious road-going Elise ever. 

Offered here is the original Lotus Cars press car Elise S Cup 220 (AU64 BZO) that featured in the launch program and various magazine features gaining universal acclaim. Matt Prior of Autocar quoted, ‘’The Lotus Elise S Cup is a road-going version of a race car. You’ve probably heard that before, but this time it’s true’’. Lotus had got the balance absolutely right with a seriously quick car that could be used on the track but remained comfortable enough to be an everyday driver without the maintenance costs associated with supercars.

Our vendor is this stunning Toxic Green Elise's second owner after Lotus Cars and it has only covered around 5,500 miles. The maintenance record details the first service in August 2015 with 5,401 miles indicated and it was serviced again in August 2017 having only covered an additional nineteen miles. The overall condition of this Elise is truly immaculate and even the exposed front splitter, barge boards, rear wing and diffuser appear unmarked. It also has the very nice option of air conditioning and has been fitted with a drivers-side full harness attached to the Lotus belts bar which is in addition to the standard production inertia-reel lap and diagonal belts which have been retained for going to the shops. Two new rear tyres will form part of the sale and are waiting for fitment at a Lotus dealer when required. It is due only its second MoT in September and the cherished registration number 'L1 RHE' will remain with the car

This is seriously competent, blisteringly quick little Lotus with a 0-60 time of 4.2 seconds that is equally at home on the track or road. Performance and economy don’t come any better than this superb Lotus Elise S Cup 220.