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2007 Lotus Exige 255 Cup Car for sale

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Wednesday, November 26th, 2014

2007 LOTUS EXIGE CUP RACE CAR

The Exige Cup 255 is powered by a 1796 cc supercharged engine developing 252 bhp (255 PS) driving through a 6-speed close ratio C64 gearbox. Bespoke performance enhancements designed exclusively by Lotus Sport raise power and torque levels substantially to offer a car with levels of handling and acceleration capable of taming the most challenging race circuits.

  • Upgrades include:
  • Sector 111 Pro Alloy race tank (resolves OE surge and pick up issues)
  • Factory options including:
  • An FIA approved 70 litre fuel cell
  •  Stainless steel racing exhaust with de-cat pipe
  •  A plate type Lotus Sport limited slip differential
  • Rebuilt transmission with only 15 hrs use
  • New plate differential with only 15 hrs use
  • ACCUSUMP oil system
  • Moroso aluminum baffled oil pan
  • Recaro racing seat built for LotusSport
  • LIFELINE fire system fully serviced and recharged May 2013
  • FIA approved fuel cell
  • Just upgraded with the BOE tune and smaller supercharger pulley, larger injectors, and better air intake  +40 HP
  • Difflow rear diffuser
  • LotusSport Cup lightweight forged wheels, (16" and 17")
  • Carbon fiber rear wing, (not in photos)
  • Racing wheels studs
  •  2 piece aluminum hatted front and rear brake rotors
  • SHIELDS polycarbonate lightweight windshield
  • Over $15,000 just spent in upgrades, including a fresh BOE engine, Fidenza aluminum flywheel, ACT clutch, competion motors mounts, Laminova oil cooler heat exchanger, Weapon R stainless steel headers
  • HSR Logbook, Currently eligible for HSR racing series

$59,900

 












Lotus Exige Cup
Lotus Exige Cup
Lotus Exige Cup
Lotus Exige Cup
Lotus Exige Cup

(standard description of a 255 Cup Car is below, all aspects may not apply to this car)

The Exige Cup 255 is powered by a 1796 cc supercharged engine developing 252 bhp (255 PS) driving through a 6-speed close ratio C64 gearbox. Bespoke performance enhancements designed exclusively by Lotus Sport raise power and torque levels substantially to offer a car with levels of handling and acceleration capable of taming the most challenging race circuits.

Building upon the success enjoyed by the Exige Cup 240 during the 2006 season, the Exige Cup 255 presents Lotus' most radical 'road to track' offering yet with a visually striking new roof design which gives it true standout appeal.

In traditional Lotus style, weight saving is paramount.  the already significant power to weight ratio has been further enhanced by increasing the power output from 243 bhp to 252 bhp.

The Exige Cup 255 has a list of standard equipment that includes LTS branded Yokohama A048R tyres, new for 2007 uprated 4-piston front brakes, adjustable dampers and anti-roll bar, the latest FIA 6-point roll cage and sports driver and passenger seats.

The Lotus Sport Exige Cup 255 is one of the quickest cars around a circuit. Key to this incredible performance is the aerodynamic package, which produces over 40 kg at 160 kph increasing grip and ultimately safety at higher speeds. With a top speed of close to 260 kph and a zero to 160 kph slingshot in just less than 9.8 seconds (the 100 kph sprint takes just under 3.9 seconds), the MY2007 Exige Cup is the perfect partner for the serious racer.

The supercharged and intercooled engine in the Exige Cup 255 has a maximum power output of 252 bhp at 8000 rpm and a torque figure of approximately 179 lb-ft at 7000 rpm. This significant amount of extra power and torque now available together with the VVTL-i variable cam system ensures that there is a smooth and linear surge of power from low engine speeds all the way to the maximum 8000 rpm. The Roots-type Eaton M62 Supercharger (with a sealed-for-life internal mechanism meaning that it does not require the use of the engine's oil) is run from the crankshaft and has an integral bypass valve for part load operation. Charge air (air under pressure from the Supercharger) is cooled through an air-to-air intercooler (the air enters via the enhanced roof scoop) before being fed into the engine itself. All charge air ducting has been kept as short as possible with large diameter pipes to ensure that the bends in these ducts are not too tight, to the benefit of throttle response and efficiency. Four high capacity injectors and an uprated fuel pump add additional fuel under hard acceleration or high speed driving.

A sports-type clutch plate and heavy duty clutch cover transfer the engine power and torque to the lightweight C64 six-speed gearbox (with an aluminium casing) - with the same perfectly spaced ratios as the Exige S. A plate type limited slip differential is fitted as an option. The Lotus switchable traction control system (LTCS) is standard and works through the engine, reducing power to maintain traction; it is active above 8 kph and reacts much more quickly than many brake-based systems. An Accusump (engine oil accumulator unit) is included in the whole package as an oil reservoir back-up for extreme track use ensuring that, under those conditions, the engine oil pressure remains constant.

This panel has been designed to provide an increased intake flow area. An increase of over 50% has been achieved over the standard Exige S roof, feeding a new enlarged 2-row 50mm intercooler which, in turn, provides additional power. This new roof scoop improves the intake ambient air flow rate, so allowing the Exige Cup 255 to gain a higher charge density in the cylinders.

16-spoke cast wheels are shod with LTS branded Yokohama A048R tyres to maximise grip and achieve the ride and handling targets set by Lotus. The brake system includes large diameter 308 mm 2-piece aluminium belled cross-drilled and ventilated front discs and 282 mm cross-drilled and ventilated discs at the rear, upgraded Pagid RS14 sports brake pads set into the brake calipers (AP Racing two piece radially mounted, 4 piston at the front and Brembo sliding at the rear), high grade silicone brake fluid and stainless steel braided brake hoses - all linked to the proven Lotus track tuned servoassisted four-channel ABS system that enhances braking performance and minimizes stopping distance without taking over from the skill of the driver.

Suspension is provided by öhlins springs and two-way adjustable dampers (which boast 22 bump and 60 rebound settings) and an adjustable front anti-roll bar (five settings). Full instructions and recommended settings are provided to allow customers to tailor the handling characteristics of the car to their own requirements. As the Lotus Sport Exige Cup 255 cars are modified for track use, a double shear track control arm brace is provided to cope with the expected kerb abuse during racing or hard track day driving.

Lotus Sport Exige Cup 255 cars have the safety equipment expected of a race car, with sports seats and 4-point driver and passenger seat belt harnesses. The 6-point roll cage is FIA approved and completing the additional safety equipment is a mechanical ignition kill switch with cockpit and external activation and a plumbed electrical fire extinguisher system, again with cockpit and external activation.

ABOUT ELISE

source: Lotus Cars - Lotus Group

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Colin Chapman constructed a series of aerodynamically advanced, lightweight sports racing cars during the 1950s - typified by the Lotus Eleven that won its class at Le Mans in 1957. Often quoted, though still as valid today as when he first uttered the words at the launch of the Lotus Seven in 1957, Chapman’s ethos was:  “to increase performance, add lightness”.

His engineering ideals endure in the Lotus Elise, with few cars rivalling its tactile agility. A mid-engined, rear-wheel drive with responsive lightweight chassis, combine to deliver the ultimate driving sensation, focussed on providing phenomenal feedback with surefooted handling. A reputation as a true driver’s car combined with low CO2emissions mean the Elise is the perfect sports car for today’s roads.

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BUILT-IN PERFORMANCE

The name Lotus is synonymous with sublime handling and poised vehicle dynamics around the world. The Elise leads the way with its lightweight, state-of-the-art, extruded and bonded aluminium chassis, allied to competition standard wishbone suspension.

Elise Built-In Perfomance Chassis

Engineered to deliver an exhilarating and involving driving experience, whilst remaining light to the touch and instantly responsive to all driver inputs. With engineering effectiveness comes efficiency, allowing Lotus to extract every aspect of dynamic performance from each component – remaining true to the principle “to add speed, add lightness”.

 

SUPERIOR ON TRACK

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Superior on Track 2

A Lotus Elise is like a ‘glove on the hand,’ a second skin channelling feedback into your hands and feet via the steering wheel and the pedals. Designed to deliver, it inspires confidence with precision control, perfect balance and pedigree dynamics. A truly modern evolution of the classic two-seat sports car, this is a Lotus that immerses you totally in the intensity of the drive, on road or on track.
Proof of the roadster’s prowess is the Lotus Cup race series: the Elise is as much at home on the circuit as it is on rural roads. It tracks superbly, sticking tight to the tarmac as you establish a rhythm and flow through the turns. But you’d expect that given it’s evolution at the famous Hethel test track. It’s not only about how fast you go, but how fast your heart beats.

 

SPIRITED ON THE ROAD

The Elise has been hailed as one of the best sports cars that money can buy, creating perfect harmony between driver and machine. The latest generation retains the supple road holding, fluid dynamics and tactile feedback of the original and combines this with efficient performance and low CO2 emissions.
 The incredibly lightweight and stiff chassis and finely tuned wishbones and dampers, allied to Lotus DPM (Dynamic Performance Management) and sticky Yokohama tyres, provide absolute handling precision. No other sports car tackles the open road with the verve of an Elise, where every driver input has such a clear and measurable effect on the car’s behaviour.


Elise spirited on the road

Elise alive in the cityALIVE IN THE CITY

The Elise handles the transition from open-road to urban grind with consummate ease. Its compact dimensions make navigating narrow city roads easy, and its distinctive styling ensures plenty of on-road presence.
 
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Alive in the City boot

You’ll be surprised how accommodating the rear stowage area is.

While its unique combination of supercar looks and performance coupled with its low running costs make the Elise an exciting alternative for the city, bringing some fun to your every day commute.

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