It seems the Exige Cup 260 isn’t the only special edition Lotus headed for the 2009 Frankfurt motor show. Lotus announced the new Elise Club Racer model will also make its public debut during the show.
Built upon the 134-hp Elise S, the Club Racer is largely an appearance package for Lotus’ bread-and-butter offering. CR models are available in four colors (“Elite Yellow,” “Carbon Gray,” “Sky Blue,” and “Old English White”), and receive shift knobs, hand brake levers, six-spoke wheels, and floorboards anodized in an anthracite hue. CR interiors also receive special seats with microfiber “comfort” pads and embroidered logos, and a small-diameter steering wheel with an “on-center” mark.
Lotus expects the Elise Club Racer at will command a minimal premium over a normal Elise S, but it’s unlikely the car will be sold in North America.