This is all done by swapping the battery to a lithium-ion unit, which minus 10kg, and they’ve even went to the extend of shaving off another whole kilogram by fitting in a reworked intake system. Want more weight shedding? Then opt for the Carbon Aero pack as it removes another additional 10kg.
That’s not over yet. The bespoke wheels as seen over here reduces another 1.5kg. and those stylish carbon fibre seats, too, removes another 6kgs. How about the interior as a whole? They’ve forgotten to put in the carpets, and the radio seems to be missing. Well, Hethel will say it’s irrelevant. They want the Cup 250 to be as lean as possible. Just like a hearty salad-slash-pure protein lunch.
And to distance it away from its regular sibling, the Lightweight Laboratory has fitted in a bodykit that is also accompanied with a huge rear diffuser and a wing . Fierce it is in expression, but it also means business. At 160km/h, the Cup 250 is able to generate 66kgs worth of downforce. To complete the whole canvas, there’s even a raspier 1.8-litre mill making 243bhp and 250Nm included in altogether.
In essence, the Cup 250 is the fastest incarnation to wear the Elise nameplate. Thanks to the use of a more potent Magnuson R900 compressor, an Eaton supercharger and reworked software management systems compared to its immediate predecessor. Per tonne, it puts out 261bhp. Knowing that it weighs less than 1,000kgs with the exception of me being inside, this is going to be one piece of specimen that’s set to put a big smirk on your face.