After a subtle entry into Motorsport with a year in the Radical SR3 Cup, TLF member Paul ‘Vipers’ Clark of HiFi Lounge has returned to his true love of Lotus and will be racing in this years MSVR Elise Trophy.
Taking a brand new Lotus Elise Cup 250 purchased from Lotus Silverstone, the car quickly made it’s way to the Hangar 111 who took on the task they’ve completed many times in the past to convert the car into a full blown racer.
It’s no secret that we’ve been building, racing and winning with the Elise Cup R platform since we sold the first two factory cars back in 2014. Since then we’ve taken a number of cars from factory-fresh road-going cars to high-specification road, track and race cars.
As Lotus do not produce a race-ready version of the Elise, there is some extensive reworking and other upgrade works required to bring the car to a level we are satisfied with for the circuit.
Our approach has always been to not only develop the car into capable race car, but to ensure the quality of the finished product is excellent – right down to the interior trim!
This well-proven recipe for the Elise Cup-R touches on all elements of the car. Including safety, durability, ride and handling, transmission, braking, electronics and engine performance. This car has been built within the regulations of the Elise Trophy.
We offer a range of upgrade options for all aspects of these cars including engine performance packages, ECU remapping and complete programmable ECU solutions. We have been a Komo-Tec flagship store since 2005 and currently offer 2ZR-FE performance packages up to 285bhp. The JRZ Race One-Way suspension kit featured on this car can be valved with a road/track or a track/race bias as can our JRZ packages for all Lotus models.
Looking to improve your car for track or race use? We build and provide support to a number of cars for various UK-based series and are now taking bookings for vehicle builds for the 2022 season. Call 01473 811811 or email [email protected] if you would like more information on what we can do to support your racing aspirations.
First Shakedown Drive at Silverstone
I just wanted to share some pictures from our shakedown drive of the new race Lotus Elise at Silverstone last Friday, back there again this Sunday for one more drive before the season starts at Donington on April 23rd.
The day went well other than it raining most of the day but the Elise drove beautifully until the end of the day where we got a bad judder on the front left corner and also realised that trying to drive on a track with traction control switched on isn’t the best idea but luckily that could be switched off which made it a lot more fun to drive.
Still nowhere near its limits but the Elise is such a confidence inspiring car I really feel I will be able to get on top of it’s performance easier than I could with the Radical, well here’s hoping anyway.