The Elise S Club Racer weighs around 20kg lighter than its "full fat" base car, thanks to the deletion of non-essential mechanical components, body-coloured one-piece seats, the removal of the stereo system and even the deletion of central locking.
Air conditioning, thankfully, remains on the standard equipment list.
But unlike some stripped-out motorsport-oriented special editions, the Elise S Club Racer actually costs less than the regular Elise S, retailing for $83,250 - a saving of $1740.
The Club Racer is about more than just weight reduction though, and gains a stiffer Sports Suspension, adjustable front anti-roll bar, Sticky Yokohama tyres, Eibach springs, Bilstein dampers and a Sport setting for the stability control system.
The Club Racer's Toyota-sourced 1.8 litre supercharged inline four still makes 162kW and 250Nm, though while the power-to-weight ratio is improved to 240hp/tonne, the 0-100km/h sprint remains at 4.6 seconds.
A manual transmission is the only gearbox available, and like all good Lotuses (Lotii?), drive is sent to the rear wheels.
The 2014 Lotus Elise S Club Racer is available for order now.
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