Lotus Elise R – our Elise R’s are serious race cars to full Lotus Cup and Lotus Elise Trophy Race Specification. They run uprated Performance Friction brakes, adjustable anti roll bars, fully adjustable Quantum Race Dampers and Avon ZZR tyres. This car is set up with a more aggressive race geometry and it also has an uprated steering rack, toe link kit, lightweight alloys and a hard top.
From a safety point of view this car has a full FIA approved six point roll cage, Schroth harnesses and a plumbed in electrical fire suppression system.
Running to Lotus Cup UK Production Car Regulations they have 190bhp but in such a capable chassis and weighing in at around 840kgs they are capable of some exceptional lap times with a sub 54s lap of Brands Hatch Indy Circuit and sub 2:12s around the new Snetterton 300 circuit.
The Elise R is available for track days, test days and arrive drive race hire in the Elise Trophy, Lotus Cup UK and other open sports car races. Like all of our cars you can specify the addition of a Video & Data package to take away the video of your day with a data overlay.
track day car hire from track-club is not your typical redletter day type experience – our cars are hired out on an exclusive basis and we manage the day as if the car is your own car for the day.
Typically a track day will start at around 0800 with driver sign on, either before or after the safety briefing a track-club technician will introduce you to your car and instructor (if you have booked an instructor). Once you are briefed and you are comfortable in the car and familiar with the controls you will be free to take to the track at your leisure. Our cars do not have artificial rpm limits and we only expect that drivers to treat the car as they would their own.
We do not compromise our cars on cheap tyres or brakes either, typically our cars run either Yokohama A048 R or Toyo R888 tyres, our fleet runs exclusively on Motul 300V performance oil, Motul RBF660 brake fluid and Performance Friction race compound pads.
The car should have around 15-20 minutes rest in each hour of driving to allow for fuelling, oil checks, tyre pressure setting etc. Your hire ends at the end of the track event.
You can share a car with as many drivers as you like subject to payment of the additional driver premium but we recommend no more than 3-4 drivers per car to allow a sensible amount of driving time for each driver. We do not count an ARDS instructor as an additional driver if you are receiving tuition and they want to demonstrate a technique to you.
The hire fee includes;
– exclusive use of the car at the your chosen track day
– the car is prepared in our motorsport workshop, delivered to the circuit, cleaned and made ready in your allocated garage or in the paddock if you do not have an allocated garage.
– insurance subject to the vehicle specific excess -£4500
– full technical support, one of our technicians will aid you with harnesses and manage fuel, tyre pressures and suspension settings
– all fuel included for sessioned track events, first tank of fuel included on open pit lane events with additional fuel subsidised at £1.00 per litre
track-club can arrange the booking of your preferred track day and co-ordinate track fees, tuition, car hire and any other services on your behalf.