From the aerodynamic rear spoiler to the standard color selection (yellow, white, orange, blue, and red), the Lotus Elise S Cup looks like it is designed only for track use. But looks are deceiving on this vehicle. It has respectable performance statistics, but is far from the top end of the pack among race track vehicles. In fact, it is specifically designed to give up a little performance in order to have truly exceptional gas mileage. Showy body aside, this is as much a vehicle for every day use as it is a racing vehicle, and arguably focused more towards every day use than racing.
Of course, that assumes that your daily usage of your vehicle doesn’t require more than two seats or any meaningful amount of storage space. It may not win records in acceleration or top speed, but it is still designed to hold its own, which means it sacrifices a lot of interior space. In fact, it is pretty much as stripped down a vehicle as you can find. Even air conditioning is an extra feature in the Lotus Elise S Cup. Just about the only comfort features that aren’t absolutely required are a heater and electric windows.
- 1.8 Liter 16 Valve Engine
- 6 Speed Manual Transmission
- 37.5 Mile Per Gallon Fuel Efficiency
- Driver and Passenger Airbag
Fuel Efficient Racing Car
The Lotus Elise S Cup is a bit of an enigma. It is so stripped down that it can’t even play music, which makes it a rather poor choice for long drives. At the same time, it offers a fuel efficiency of 47.6 miles per gallon for highway driving and 27.3 miles per gallon for city driving. Those numbers are exceptional for any car, let alone a race car. If anything, it is probably the best date car ever designed, assuming you and your date are close enough that you can fill all of the driving time with light chatter. If not, it is a solid track car and you’ll rarely need to change the gas. Though, you should probably invest in an iPod because those long music free hours could get tiresome after a while. Visit Exotic Car Rentals in Savannah Georgia for more information