Lotus Elise Club Racer

  • Lotus Elise Club Racer

    The Lotus Elise, once one of Lotus' only two production cars, is now the last of its former breed. Today it gets a new Club Racer variant, due to debut at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show. Taking the philosophy that gave the company legendary status (if not blockbuster sales) to even greater extremes than the standard Elise, the Club Racer shaves pounds eveyrwhere possible to get a full 50 pounds out of the already-sub-2,000-pounder it's based on. How did they cut the weight? By using a motorsport-derived lightweight battery, deleting the noise insulation, and practicing gram strategy everywhere...

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