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1. TECHNICAL REGULATIONS1.1. General Description:2013 Lotus Cup Europe – Technical RegulationsApproved by FIA on 05 March 20131.1.1. Lotus Cup Europe is open to vehicles complying with applicable FIA/MSA technicalregulations.Specifically:Seat belts will comply with FIA Appendix J Art. 6Fire extinguishers will comply with FIA Technical list 6 or 16Roll cages will, as a minimum comply with FIA appendix J as applicable or have NationalASN approvalFuel tanks will comply with FT3-1999 as a minimum standard1.1.2. Race Groups: Competitors will be appointed to a group upon registration (i.e. which RaceGroup they are entered).1.1.3. The series is open to cars that comply with the five groups laid out below. All cars must beapproved by the organisers.2. GROUPS:There will be five groups for Lotus Exige, Elise, 211, 340R, Europa or Evora. Groups aredefined based on the type of car. The basic principal of this is as follows:2.1. Group - Production2.1.1. For Series 1 and 2 Elises with a maximum hub power of 151bhp (measured by TDI) andminimum combined weight of driver and car of 825kg. Also open to standard series 2 Exigeand 111r Toyota NA engined cars with a maximum hub power of 172bhp (measured by TDI).2.2. Group - 2-Eleven2.2.1. For 2-Eleven cars up to a maximum of 248bhp at the hubs (measure by TDI) with a minimumweight of 815KG including driver.2.3. Group - Exige Cup – For Exige S2 Cup cars and S2 Exige variants2.3.1. For S2 Exige cars up to a maximum of 260bhp at the hubs (measure by TDI) with a minimumweight of 910KG including driver.2.4. Group - Lotus Open – For Elise S, Elise S1, Elise S2, Exige S1, 340R & Europa.2.4.1. For all Elise, Exige, 211, Europa and 340R variants not fitting into other groups. With amaximum power at the hubs of 260bhp (measure by TDI) and with a maximum power toweight of 285.7bhp/tonne including driver.2.5. Group – V6 Cup2.5.1. For all factory specification Evora race cars. With a maximum power at the hubs of360bhp(measure by TDI) and with a maximum power to weight of 285.7bhp/tonne includingdriver. Also for factory specification Exige V6 race cars with a maximum power at the hubs of340bhp (measure by TDI) and with a maximum power to weight of 285.7bhp/tonne includingdriver.Issue ONE – 05 March 2013Page 1 of 31


2.6. Group: Production2013 Lotus Cup Europe – Technical RegulationsApproved by FIA on 05 March 20132.6.1. Series 1 and 2 Elise with Rover engine2.6.1.1. Chassis: Production2.6.1.1.1. The construction type, design and material must remain as standard. This includes thesub frame.2.6.1.1.2. No additional bracing/supports may be added.2.6.1.2. Bodywork: Production2.6.1.2.1. All cars must retain the standard road car’s profile, and be maintained to a high standardof finish, whilst it’s understandable that damage may occur during a weekend, it’simportant that this is rectified before the next meeting. This is important to keep theimage and profile of the series.2.6.1.2.2. LoTRDC reserves the right to overrule any part that is felt to be outside the spirit of theseries. If in any doubt about what is/is not acceptable, the onus is on the entrant to askfirst.2.6.1.2.3. All body panels must remain as standard production in size, shape, profile and material(i.e. Pre-preg GRP, Kevlar and Carbon fibre are not permitted).2.6.1.2.4. Side scoops may be fitted, but must not protrude further than the side profile of the car.Only series 1 style side scoops are permitted on series 1 cars, and series 2 style onseries 2 cars. Material is free.2.6.1.2.5. Side scoop inner vents may be removed but the external holes in the clam must bestandard size and profile. No clam material may be removed.2.6.1.2.6. S1 Elise ‘Sport 160’ style rear wing may be fitted and material is free.2.6.1.2.7. A small Front Spoiler/splitter that’s within the profile of the car as shown in section 3.4may be fitted and material is free.2.6.1.2.8. Under trays must not exceed overall dimensions of the standard part. Ducts and holeswithin the tray may be relocated. Material is free.2.6.1.2.9. Rear diffuser may be extended rearwards protruding no more that 50mm from the rearbodywork (measured from the rear clam where the diffuser is attached at the rear) andcomplying with the ground clearance rules in 2.6.1.5. Material is free.2.6.1.2.10. The clam under rear grills (fog and reverse lights) may be removed however the grillmust remain.2.6.1.2.11. The body behind the number plate can be removed to an area no larger than a standardnumber plate (520mm x 130mm). If a hole is created it should be covered in mesh.2.6.1.2.12. Wheel arch liners may be removed and the inner lip of the wheel arch reduced to allowtyre clearance.2.6.1.2.13. Heater matrix, blower fan and ducting to distribution flap may be removed.2.6.1.2.14. Interior must remain as standard with the exception of required items to meet FIAregulations. The passenger seat may be removed.Issue ONE – 05 March 2013Page 2 of 31


2013 Lotus Cup Europe – Technical RegulationsApproved by FIA on 05 March 20132.6.1.2.15. Steering wheel and steering wheel bosses may be replaced with a suitable alternative.2.6.1.2.16. Glass must remain as E marked glass with the exception of the rear screen which maybe replaced with a polycarbonate version.2.6.1.2.17. Heated front screens are permitted and/or aftermarket electric fans may be installed toreplace the standard heater.2.6.1.2.18. An appropriate red warning light must be fitted to comply with MSA regulation K 5.1.2.6.1.2.19. Supplementary gauges may be added such as oil temperature and pressure.2.6.1.2.20. There should be substantial towing eyes securely fixed to the main structure of thevehicle, front and rear, within the confines of the body to enable the vehicle to be moved.Towing eyes should have a minimum internal diameter of 60mm. Towing eyes/towingpoints should be painted a contrasting bright color (Day-Glo red, orange or yellow). Q19.1.32.6.1.2.21. Bonnet and boot lid fastenings and hinges may be modified or replaced.2.6.1.2.22. The boot bulkhead may be modified to allow easier access to the engine (i.e. fitting anaccess panel), however it should remain a solid divide between boot and engine bay withonly the standard factory designed holes. Cars converted from multi throttle bodied Elisederivatives (e.g. Sport 190) must have a boot divider and floor installed to replicate astandard boot.2.6.1.3. Engine: Production2.6.1.3.1. Must not exceed a maximum power output of 151bhp at the hubs.2.6.1.3.2. The power limit must be strictly adhered too – LoTRDC advise all drivers that their carsMUST be under this maximum as there will be no excuses should they be found toexceed them.2.6.1.3.3. As per MSA regulations including J 5.4.1-3 (engines), J 5.10.1-2 (cooling), J 5.12.1 (oilsystems), J 5.13.1-7 (fuel systems).2.6.1.3.4. Engine must retain the standard inlet plenum (either plastic or VVC style alloy versions).2.6.1.3.5. Engine must retain the standard single throttle body in un-modified form (MGF TF 52mmis permitted) – Multiple throttle bodies are not permitted.2.6.1.3.6. Aftermarket 421 exhaust manifolds are permitted.2.6.1.3.7. Exhaust system after the manifold are free, although MSA regulations should of coursebe observed as 5.1.2.6.1.3.8. Compression ratio must remain standard.2.6.1.3.9. Engine rods, pistons and crankshaft may be balanced - however no materials may beadded (e.g. no heavy metal crank inserts) or removed (beyond balancing) and thecomponents themselves must be standard parts as fitted to either the VVC, sport 160 orstandard Elise K engines. If, in renewing the bottom end, any parts are replaced by newitems - they must be the exact specification/profile and material of the original parts in theappropriate derivative.Issue ONE – 05 March 2013Page 3 of 31


2013 Lotus Cup Europe – Technical RegulationsApproved by FIA on 05 March 20132.6.1.3.10. Heads are free but standard hydraulic tappets/followers must be retained and valve,valve guide, valve seat and valve spring dimensions limited to standard rover items asfitted to standard, VVC or VHPD heads.2.6.1.3.11. Cams are free.2.6.1.3.12. Heads may be ported and polished and intake manifold may be matched to the head.2.6.1.3.13. Cams are free but standard hydraulic tappets/followers must be retained and valve andvalve spring dimensions limited to standard rover items as fitted to standard, VVC orVHPD heads.2.6.1.3.14. Vernier cam pulleys are permitted.2.6.1.3.15. Air filters/induction is free up to the single throttle body.2.6.1.3.16. Swept volume must remain standard (i.e. below 1800cc).2.6.1.3.17. A Baffle may be fitted to the sump.2.6.1.3.18. Addition of a water/oil or air/oil cooler is permitted.2.6.1.3.19. Engine water cooling system is free (e.g. use of a remote thermostat, removal of cabinheater pipe work, up rated radiator, up rated cooling fans, up rated water pump)2.6.1.3.20. Up rated engine, gearbox and clutch slave cylinder mounts are permitted.2.6.1.3.21. Additional heat shielding may be added within the engine bay.2.6.1.3.22. Alternator make is free but must be installed in standard position and working.2.6.1.3.23. Crank accessory pulley is free.2.6.1.3.24. Addition of a remote thermostat/PRT, water/oil or air/oil cooler is permitted on K seriesengined cars.2.6.1.3.25. Lightweight flywheels are permitted, but must retain the standard clutch mounts andstarter ring.2.6.1.3.26. Clutch must remain standard pattern (AP or other upgraded clutch are permitted if sametype as OEM).2.6.1.3.27. Throttle cable to pedal linkage, gear selector cables and clutch cable may be replaced byup rated versions. Quick shift gear stick is also permitted.2.6.1.4. Suspensions: Production2.6.1.4.1. It is strongly recommended that all cars have upgraded rear toe link kits (A111D0127S orequivalent).2.6.1.4.2. All wishbones/bushes/ball-joints/uprights/bearings must be as standard.2.6.1.4.3. Uprights and steering arms may be modified to achieve more camber.2.6.1.4.4. Dampers may be changed for single way adjustable (no remote canister types) and mayhave either bushed or spherical joints. All parts must be fitted directly to the originalmounting points with no adaptor parts other than changes in mounting bush sizes.Issue ONE – 05 March 2013Page 4 of 31


2013 Lotus Cup Europe – Technical RegulationsApproved by FIA on 05 March 20132.6.1.4.5. Spring rates are free including use of helper springs.2.6.1.4.6. Front anti roll bar may be replaced by an uprated one using the same design and mountsto original. No additional anti roll bars can be added (i.e. rears etc)2.6.1.4.7. Must retain original steering rack. Quicker ratio pinion is allowed.2.6.1.4.8. Steering arms may be changed from OEM but must retain standard ackerman andupright/wishbone mountings both physically and geometrically.2.6.1.5. Ride Height and Ground Clearance: Production2.6.1.5.1. See diagram 3.3 in appendices showing illustration of where ride height should beobserved on the vehicle.2.6.1.5.2. Ride height - no part of the car between all 4 wheel centers (excluding mud flaps) may bebelow 100mm.2.6.1.5.3. Ground clearance - no part of the car (excluding mud flaps) should be below 80mm.2.6.1.6. Transmission: Production2.6.1.6.1. Ratios are free, but must be standard production item (after-market gear kits are notpermitted).2.6.1.6.2. LSD’s are permitted.2.6.1.7. Electrics: Production2.6.1.7.1. As per MSA regulation J 5.14.1-7 (electrical systems).2.6.1.7.2. Aftermarket and reprogrammed Engine Control Units (ECU) are permitted.2.6.1.7.3. All ECU’s must contain only one map.2.6.1.7.4. If an aftermarket ECU is fitted drivers must make available to Series Eligibility Scrutineerthe hardware and software required to interrogate the vehicles ECU. If this is not madeavailable the ECU may be sealed and the driver may not be permitted to race.2.6.1.7.5. Battery size & type is free but must remain in the standard location and be capable ofstarting the car multiple times without external assistance.2.6.1.7.6. Vehicle immobiliser and alarm system may be removed.2.6.1.8. Brakes: Production2.6.1.8.1. Discs are free (steel or iron only – bells are free). However, the bell may not be thickenedbeyond 13mm.2.6.1.8.2. Pads are free.2.6.1.8.3. Calipers must remain standard (AP two pot fronts and Brembo sliding caliper rear).2.6.1.8.4. Master cylinder must remain standard (single dual circuit item).2.6.1.8.5. Brake flexible hoses are free (stainless steel braided recommended).Issue ONE – 05 March 2013Page 5 of 31


2.6.1.8.6. Fluid must be DOT 4 or 5.1.2.6.1.8.7. Brake disk shields may be removed.2013 Lotus Cup Europe – Technical RegulationsApproved by FIA on 05 March 20132.6.1.8.8. Ducting to the front brakes may be added but must not involve modification of bodywork.2.6.1.9. Wheels: Production2.6.1.9.1. Elise S1 max rim size front 7J15 min ET10 and rear 8J16 min ET10.2.6.1.9.2. Elise S2 (K series) max rim size front 7J16 min ET18 and rear 8J17 min ET18.2.6.1.9.3. All Wheels must be of metal construction with the exception of Magnesium which is notpermitted. Multi-piece wheels are not permitted.2.6.1.9.4. Wheel spacers or any other method of changing the track of the vehicle are notpermitted.2.6.1.10. Tyres: Production2.6.1.10.1. As supplied control tyre:Avon ZZRSeries 1 Series 2195/50R15 195/50R16225/45R16 225/45R172.6.1.10.2. No modifications to the tyres in any way, (any tyres suspected of being treated/modifiedwill be excluded from the meeting).2.6.1.10.3. It is not permitted to fill tyres with nitrogen.2.6.1.10.4. Tyres must be purchased from the official series supplier: Avon Tyres Motorsport, BathRoad, Melksham, Wiltshire SN12 8AA.2.6.1.11. Weights: Production2.6.1.11.1. Minimum weight of the vehicle including the driver is 825kg.As an example;If a driver weighs 75kg the vehicle alone should weigh at least 750kg.If a driver weighs 95kg the vehicle alone should weigh at least 730kg.2.6.1.11.2. This weight is the minimum the car and driver combined must be in race trim after eithera race or qualifying session as defined in J 5.15.1-5 (weight/ballast).2.6.1.11.3. It is forbidden to use ballast to make up the weight (as in no lightening of the car thenballasting them back up).2.6.1.11.4. Ballast may only be applied under direction from LoTRDC and where required shall besecurely fixed in accordance with J 5.15.1-5.2.6.1.11.5. Cars may have additional weight added to their minimum weights depending on vehiclespecification. Current penalties are detailed in section 3.1.1.Issue ONE – 05 March 2013Page 6 of 31


2013 Lotus Cup Europe – Technical RegulationsApproved by FIA on 05 March 20132.6.1.12. Fuel Tank/Fuel: Production2.6.1.12.1. Fuel must comply with Art 252, Art 9.2.6.1.12.2. The fuel tank will comply with FT3-1999 as a minimum standard2.6.1.12.3. Fuel lines are free.2.6.1.12.4. The ProAlloy motorsport fuel filler neck assembly – part number LOTRDC001 ispermitted.2.6.1.12.5. All cars must have a minimum of 3L of fuel remaining in the tank at race finish.2.6.1.12.6. Charcoal canister may be removed but a one way or rollover valve, venting to a safearea, must be fitted.2.6.2. Series 2 Elise and Exige with Toyota Engines Production2.6.2.1. Chassis:2.6.2.1.1. The construction type, design and material must remain as standard. This includes thesub frame.2.6.2.1.2. No additional bracing/supports can be added with exception of a rear chassis brace kit(LOTAC05377).2.6.2.2. Bodywork: Production2.6.2.2.1. All cars must retain the standard road car’s profile, and be maintained to a high standardof finish, whilst it’s understandable that damage may occur during a weekend, it’simportant that this is rectified before the next meeting. This is important to keep theimage and profile of the series.2.6.2.2.2. LoTRDC reserves the right to overrule any part that is felt to be outside the spirit of theseries. If in any doubt about what is/is not acceptable, the onus is on the entrant to askfirst.2.6.2.2.3. All body panels must remain as standard production in size, shape, profile and material(i.e. Pre-preg GRP, Kevlar and Carbon fibre are not permitted).2.6.2.2.4. Exige and 111R S2 must remain as standard including, but not limited to, all bodypanels.2.6.2.2.5. Interior must remain as standard with the exception of required items to meet FIAregulations. The passenger seat may be removed.2.6.2.2.6. Steering wheel and steering wheel bosses may be replaced with a suitable alternative.2.6.2.2.7. Glass must remain as E marked glass with the exception of the rear screen which maybe replaced with a polycarbonate version.2.6.2.2.8. An appropriate red warning light must be fitted to comply with MSA regulation K 5.1.2.6.2.2.9. Supplementary gauges may be added such as oil temperature and pressure.2.6.2.2.10. There should be substantial towing eyes securely fixed to the main structure of thevehicle, front and rear, within the confines of the body to enable the vehicle to be moved.Issue ONE – 05 March 2013Page 7 of 31


2013 Lotus Cup Europe – Technical RegulationsApproved by FIA on 05 March 2013Towing eyes should have a minimum internal diameter of 60mm. Towing eyes/towingpoints should be painted a contrasting bright color (Day-Glo red, orange or yellow). Q19.1.32.6.2.2.11. Please check with the series eligibility adviser that the exact part you intend to fit ispermitted if you are in any doubt over any of the above.2.6.2.3. Engine: Production2.6.2.3.1. Must not exceed a maximum power output of 172bhp at the hubs.2.6.2.3.2. The power limit must be strictly adhered too – LoTRDC advise all drivers that their carsMUST be under this maximum as there will be no excuses should they be found toexceed them.2.6.2.3.3. As per MSA regulations including J 5.4.1-3 (engines), J 5.10.1-2 (cooling), J 5.12.1 (oilsystems), J 5.13.1-7 (fuel systems).2.6.2.3.4. No engine modifications permitted including but not limited to airbox and exhaust systemwith the exception of the exhaust silencer which may be changed and a baffled sumpwhich is permitted. The vehicle should remain as standard.2.6.2.3.5. MSA regulations should be observed as 5.1.2.6.2.4. Suspensions: Production2.6.2.4.1. It is strongly recommended that all cars have upgraded rear toe link kits (A111D0127S orequivalent). It is recommended that cars are additionally fitted with rear chassis brace kit(LOTAC05377).2.6.2.4.2. All wishbones/bushes/ball-joints/uprights/bearings must be as standard.2.6.2.4.3. Uprights and steering arms may be modified to achieve more camber.2.6.2.4.4. Dampers may be changed for single way adjustable (no remote canister types) and mayhave either bushed or spherical joints. All parts must be fitted directly to the originalmounting points with no adaptor parts other than changes in mounting bush sizes.2.6.2.4.5. Spring rates are free including use of helper springs.2.6.2.4.6. Front anti roll bar may be replaced by an uprated one using the same design and mountsto original. No additional anti roll bars can be added (i.e. rears etc)2.6.2.4.7. Must retain original steering rack. Quicker ratio pinion is allowed.2.6.2.4.8. Steering arms may be changed from OEM but must retain standard ackerman andupright/wishbone mountings both physically and geometrically.2.6.2.5. Ride Height and Ground Clearance: Production2.6.2.5.1. See diagram 3.3 in appendices showing illustration of where ride height should beobserved on the vehicle.2.6.2.5.2. Ride height - no part of the car between all 4 wheel centers (excluding mud flaps) may bebelow 100mm.2.6.2.5.3. Ground clearance - no part of the car (excluding mud flaps) should be below 80mm.Issue ONE – 05 March 2013Page 8 of 31


2013 Lotus Cup Europe – Technical RegulationsApproved by FIA on 05 March 20132.6.2.6. Transmission: Production2.6.2.6.1. No transmission modifications permitted including but not limited to gearbox (includinggear ratios).2.6.2.6.2. LSDs are permitted.2.6.2.7. Electrics: Production2.6.2.7.1. As per MSA regulation J 5.14.1-7 (electrical systems).2.6.2.7.2. Aftermarket and reprogrammed Engine Control Units (ECU) are not permitted.2.6.2.7.3. Lotus ECU reflash is permitted of T4 and T4E Lotus track upgrade.This relates to;T4 and T4e ECU - Track UpgradedPart No. - ALS3M0215F, ALS3M0244FApplications - S2 (Toyota) naturally aspirated carsECU with cam switch optimised for track use, moving switch point to high lift cam from6200 rpm to 5750 rpm. All other functionality of the original ECU programme remain,preserving the full European emissions compliance of the vehicle.2.6.2.7.4. Battery size & type is free but must remain in the standard location and be capable ofstarting the car multiple times without external assistance.2.6.2.8. Brakes: Production2.6.2.8.1. Discs are free (steel or iron only – bells are free). However, the bell may not be thickenedbeyond 13mm.2.6.2.8.2. Pads are free.2.6.2.8.3. Calipers must remain standard (AP two pot fronts and Brembo sliding caliper rear).2.6.2.8.4. Master cylinder must remain standard (single dual circuit item).2.6.2.8.5. Brake flexible hoses are free (stainless steel braided recommended).2.6.2.8.6. Fluid must be DOT 4 or 5.1.2.6.2.9. Wheels: Production2.6.2.9.1. Max rim size front 7J16 min ET30 and rear 8J17 min ET35.2.6.2.9.2. All Wheels must be of metal construction with the exception of Magnesium which is notpermitted. Multi-piece wheels are not permitted.2.6.2.9.3. Wheel spacers or any other method of changing the track of the vehicle are notpermitted.2.6.2.10. Tyres: Production2.6.2.10.1. As supplied control tyre:Issue ONE – 05 March 2013Page 9 of 31


Avon ZZR195/50R16225/45R172013 Lotus Cup Europe – Technical RegulationsApproved by FIA on 05 March 20132.6.2.10.2. No modifications to the tyres in any way, (any tyres suspected of being treated/modifiedwill be excluded from the meeting).2.6.2.10.3. It is not permitted to fill tyres with nitrogen.2.6.2.10.4. Tyres must be purchased from the official series supplier: Avon Tyres Motorsport, BathRoad, Melksham, Wiltshire SN12 8AA.2.6.2.11. Weights: Production2.6.2.11.1. Minimum weight of the elise 111r cars including the driver is 945kg.As an example;If a driver weighs 75kg the vehicle alone should weigh at least 870kg.If a driver weighs 95kg the vehicle alone should weigh at least 850kg.2.6.2.11.2. Minimum weight of the Exige cars including the driver is 960kg.As an example;If a driver weighs 75kg the vehicle alone should weigh at least 885kg.If a driver weighs 95kg the vehicle alone should weigh at least 865kg.2.6.2.11.3. This weight is the minimum the car and driver combined must be in race trim after eithera race or qualifying session as defined in J 5.15.1-5 (weight/ballast).2.6.2.11.4. It is forbidden to use ballast to make up the weight (as in no lightening of the car thenballasting them back up).2.6.2.11.5. Ballast may only be applied under direction from LoTRDC and where required shall besecurely fixed in accordance with J 5.15.1-5.2.6.2.11.6. Cars will have additional weight added to their minimum weights depending on vehiclespecification. Current penalties are detailed in section 3.1.1.2.6.2.12. Fuel Tank/Fuel: Production2.6.2.12.1. Fuel must comply with Art 252, Art 92.6.2.12.2. The fuel tank will comply with FT3-1999 as a minimum standard.2.6.2.12.3. All cars must have a minimum of 3L of fuel remaining in the tank at race finish.2.6.2.12.4. The ProAlloy motorsport fuel filler neck assembly – part number LOTRDC001 ispermitted.2.6.2.12.5. Charcoal canister may be removed but a one way or rollover valve, venting to a safearea, must be fitted.2.7. Group: 2-Eleven2.7.1. Chassis: 2-ElevenIssue ONE – 05 March 2013Page 10 of 31


2013 Lotus Cup Europe – Technical RegulationsApproved by FIA on 05 March 20132.7.1.1. The construction type, design and material must remain as standard. This includes thesub frame.2.7.1.2. No additional bracing/supports can be added, including any stiffening of the rear subframe. No method of adding stiffness to the chassis and/or subframe is permitted. Onlythe use of Lotus manufactured and supplied rear track control arm and structural undertray kit (both types) is permitted.2.7.1.3. It is recommended that cars are fitted with full GT4 specification roll cage. Part Number –A127A0058F2.7.2. Bodywork: 2-Eleven2.7.2.1. All cars must retain the standard road car’s profile, and be maintained to a high standardof finish, whilst it’s understandable that damage may occur during a weekend, it’simportant that this is rectified before the next meeting. This is important to keep theimage and profile of the series.2.7.2.2. LoTRDC reserves the right to overrule any part that is felt to be outside the spirit of theseries. If in any doubt about what is/is not acceptable, the onus is on the entrant to askfirst.2.7.2.3. Vehicles must be fitted with standard Lotus supplied bodywork or OEM bodywork of thesame external dimensions and material of the lotus supplied part.2.7.2.4. Interior is free.2.7.2.5. Battery size & type is free and can be moved as long as it is securely mounted andcovered.2.7.2.6. A removable steering wheel may be fitted to replace standard component, a spacer maybe used.2.7.2.7. The passenger seat, mounts and seatbelts may be removed.2.7.2.8. The windscreen may be removed and replaced with the Lotus rigid tonneau and screen.2.7.2.9. There should be substantial towing eyes securely fixed to the main structure of thevehicle, front and rear, within the confines of the body to enable the vehicle to be moved.Towing eyes should have a minimum internal diameter of 60mm. Towing eyes/towingpoints should be painted a contrasting bright color (Day-Glo red, orange or yellow).Q19.1.32.7.2.10. Carbon fibre front clamshell, body sides, rear bumper are not permitted all other panelsare free.2.7.2.11. All body grills may be removed. If removing side intake grills the body work may befettled to no less than the material thickness of the panel.2.7.2.12. Plastic arch liners may be added for protection to inner wheel arch.2.7.2.13. Lotus Aero Pack comprising adjustable carbon fibre single element rear wing, wing endplates for which material is free but must remain to the original dimensions and extendedfront splitter is permitted. No modification, including but not limited to the mountingpoints, the wing or splitter, be it standard or Aero Pack, is permitted.Issue ONE – 05 March 2013Page 11 of 31


2013 Lotus Cup Europe – Technical RegulationsApproved by FIA on 05 March 20132.7.2.14. All vehicles must be fitted with rear view side mirrors.2.7.2.15. All vehicles must be fitted with Lotus 2-Eleven brake lights and rear fog lights (the lattercomplying with MSA regulation K5.1).2.7.2.16. Headlamps, front direction indicators and side repeaters including associated mountingsare optional. However, if all front lights are removed two driving lamps must be fitted andbe in effective working condition.2.7.3. Engine: 2-Eleven2.7.3.1. No engine modification is permitted including, but not limited to, engine control unitmapping and engine internal components.2.7.3.2. Exhaust silencer is free.2.7.3.3. Exhaust manifolds are restricted to the standard 211 part reference A120E6331S or theGT4 upgrade manifold part number ALS3E0281F.2.7.3.4. Lotus 2-ELEVEN 260PS ECM upgrade is permitted, part number "ALS3M0352F ECM,260PS UPGRADE, 2-ELEVEN". The Lotus 270 GT4 upgrade (comprising GT4 ECU,GT4 pulley and GT4 exhaust manifold) is permitted but cars must not exceed the statedmaximum power in 5.7.3.52.7.3.5. Vehicle power is limited to 248bhp at the hubs.2.7.3.6. The power limit must be strictly adhered too – LoTRDC advise all drivers that their carsMUST be under this maximum as there will be no excuses should they be found toexceed them.2.7.3.7. The compressor pulley must not be smaller than 76.5mm measured from the outer teethto outer teeth – see Appendix 3.5 and must not be modified in any way.2.7.3.8. The crank shaft pulley must be the standard Lotus part reference A120E6198S and mustnot be modified in any way.2.7.3.9. Vehicles may be fitted with an additional oil temperature and pressure gauge.2.7.3.10. Air filter and housing is free.2.7.3.11. Vehicles may be fitted with the Lotus supplied Twin Air/Oil Coolers. Laminova oil coolersfor gear box and engine are permitted. A baffled sump is permitted.2.7.3.12. Lotus supplied lightweight fly wheel is permitted.2.7.3.13. Mesh may be added to front and rear of Air/Oil cooler.2.7.3.14. Lotus Dry Sump System (ALS3E0338F) may be fitted.2.7.3.15. Lotus engine mount upgrade is permitted, part numbers:ALS3E0264FALS3E0265FEngine Mount, Front, Bush, UpgradeEngine Mount, Rear, Bush, Upgrade2.7.4. Suspensions: 2-Eleven2.7.4.1. Damper make is free but may only be a maximum of two way adjustable.Issue ONE – 05 March 2013Page 12 of 31


2013 Lotus Cup Europe – Technical RegulationsApproved by FIA on 05 March 20132.7.4.2. Front damper brackets to the chassis may be replaced by the Lotus motorsportadjustable mount to raise or lower the upper damper mounting point.2.7.4.3. Springs are free including the use of helper springs.2.7.4.4. Vehicles may be fitted with polyurethane or nylatron suspension bushes.2.7.4.5. Up rated inner rear toe links may be fitted however mounting points must be the same asstandard.2.7.5. Ride Height and Ground Clearance: 2-Eleven2.7.5.1. See diagram 3.3 in appendices showing illustration of where ride height should beobserved on the vehicle.2.7.5.2. No part of the car between all 4 wheel centres (excluding mud flaps) may be below85mm.2.7.5.3. No part of the car (excluding mud flaps) should be below 65mm.2.7.6. Transmission: 2-Eleven2.7.6.1. Any modification is prohibited, with the exception of fitment of the Lotus motorsport clutchand third party optional gear sets. Different gear sets &/or final drive ratios to standardwill carry a 10kg weight penalty.2.7.6.2. An alternative sequential gearbox with 6 gears may be fitted in replacement to theoriginal gearbox. A 30kg weight penalty will be applied for all cars fitted with a sequentialgearbox. Paddle shifts are permitted.2.7.6.3. LSDs are permitted.2.7.7. Electrics: 2-Eleven2.7.7.1. Any modification is prohibited with the exception of modifications required for fitment of abattery isolation switch (mechanical or electrical type), Lotus supplied Anderson PlugExternal Connector and Cables, Accusump oil accumulator and associated wiring, fireextinguisher, FIA fuel drain, sensor for oil pressure/temperature and fuel pressure.Modifications can also be made to aid moving the battery.2.7.8. Brakes: 2-Eleven2.7.8.1. Disks are free (steel or iron only – bells are free). However, the bell may not be thickenedbeyond 13mm.2.7.8.2. Pads are free.2.7.8.3. Fluid must be DOT 4 or 5.1.2.7.8.4. Callipers are free, but a maximum of 4 pistons on the front callipers and 2 pistons on therear. No modifications are permitted to the hubs, up rights, steering arms or camberblocks.2.7.8.5. The use of Lotus Twin Master Cylinder Braking system ALS3J0174F is permitted andrecommended for those wishing to disable the ABS system. This carries a 10Kg weightpenalty.Issue ONE – 05 March 2013Page 13 of 31


2013 Lotus Cup Europe – Technical RegulationsApproved by FIA on 05 March 20132.7.9. Wheels: 2-Eleven2.7.9.1. Max rim size front 7J16 min ET30 and rear 8J17 min ET35.2.7.9.2. All Wheels must be of metal construction with the exception of Magnesium which is notpermitted. Multi-piece wheels are not permitted.2.7.9.3. Wheel spacers or any other method of changing the track of the vehicle is prohibited.2.7.9.4. No centre lock wheels are permitted.2.7.10. Tyres: 2-Eleven2.7.10.1. As supplied control tyre:Avon ZZR195/50R16225/45R172.7.10.2. No modifications to the tyres in any way, (any tyres suspected of being treated/modifiedwill be excluded from the meeting).2.7.10.3. It is not permitted to fill tyres with nitrogen.2.7.10.4. Tyres must be purchased from the official series supplier: Avon Tyres Motorsport, BathRoad, Melksham, Wiltshire SN12 8AA.2.7.11. Weights: 2-Eleven2.7.11.1. Minimum weight of the vehicle including the driver is 815kg.As an example;If a driver weighs 75kg the vehicle alone should weigh at least 740kg.If a driver weighs 95kg the vehicle alone should weigh at least 720kg.2.7.11.2. This weight is the minimum the car and driver combined must be in race trim after eithera race or qualifying session as defined in J 5.15.1-5 (weight/ballast).2.7.11.3. It is forbidden to use ballast to make up the weight (as in no lightening of the car thenballasting them back up).2.7.11.4. Ballast may only be applied under direction from LoTRDC and where required shall besecurely fixed in accordance with J 5.15.1-5.2.7.11.5. Individual cars will have additional weight added to their minimum weights depending onvehicle specification. Current penalties are detailed in section 3.1.1.2.7.12. Fuel Tank/Fuel: 2-Eleven2.7.12.1. Fuel must comply with Art 252, Art 92.7.12.2. The fuel tank will comply with FT3-1999 as a minimum standard.2.7.12.3. All cars must have a minimum of 3L of fuel remaining in the tank at race finish.Issue ONE – 05 March 2013Page 14 of 31


2013 Lotus Cup Europe – Technical RegulationsApproved by FIA on 05 March 20132.7.12.4. The Pro Alloy motorsport fuel filler neck assembly – part number LoTRDC001 ispermitted.2.8. Group: Exige Cup2.8.1. Chassis: Exige Cup2.8.1.1. The construction type, design and material must remain as standard. This includes thesub frame.2.8.1.2. No additional bracing/supports can be added, including any stiffening of the rear subframe. No method of adding stiffness to the chassis and/or subframe is permitted. Onlythe use of Lotus manufactured and supplied rear track control arm and structural undertray kit (both types) is permitted.2.8.2. Bodywork: Exige Cup2.8.2.1. All cars must retain the standard road car’s profile, and be maintained to a high standardof finish, whilst it’s understandable that damage may occur during a weekend, it’simportant that this is rectified before the next meeting. This is important to keep theimage and profile of the series.2.8.2.2. LoTRDC reserves the right to overrule any part that is felt to be outside the spirit of theseries. If in any doubt about what is/is not acceptable, the onus is on the entrant to askfirst.2.8.2.3. Vehicles must be fitted with standard Lotus supplied bodywork or OEM bodywork of thesame external dimensions and material of the lotus supplied part.2.8.2.4. Permitted body modifications are:2.8.2.5. Front splitters may be fitted within the width of the bodywork, (excluding wing mirrors)and may project a maximum of 30mm beyond the body work measured by a plum linefrom the front of clam. An additional front spoiler as shown in section 3.4 may also befitted but must comply with ground clearance rules in 2.8.5. Material is free.2.8.2.6. Under trays must not exceed overall dimensions of the standard part. Ducts and holeswithin the tray may be relocated and material is free. Rear diffuser section may beextended rearwards.2.8.2.7. Extended rear diffuser protruding no more that 50mm from the rear bodywork andcomplying with the ground clearance rules in 2.8.5 are permitted. Material is free.2.8.2.8. A single element rear wing may be fitted to the maximum width of 1300mm (LotusMotorsport) and have a maximum rear dimension not exceeding the original length of thecar excluding any diffuser. All parts of the wing, excluding end plates, must be below1100mm from the floor and have a maximum cord length of 300mm. End plates areallowed (one each end) but must be no larger than 320x200mm with rounded corners.Material is free. The wing can be fitted to the rear clam or the rear tailgate.2.8.2.9. Side scoops may be fitted, but must not protrude further than the side profile of the car.Material is free.2.8.2.10. Side scoop inner vents may be removed but the external holes in the clam must bestandard size and profile2.8.2.11. Roof scoops may be fitted as per Lotus Cup 260 specification. Material is free.Issue ONE – 05 March 2013Page 15 of 31


2013 Lotus Cup Europe – Technical RegulationsApproved by FIA on 05 March 20132.8.2.12. The clam under rear grills (reverse lights) may be removed however the grill mustremain.2.8.2.13. The body behind the number plate can be removed to an area no larger than a standardnumber plate (520mm x 130mm). If a hole is created it should be covered in mesh.2.8.2.14. Wheel arch liners may be removed and the inner lip of the wheel arch reduced to allowtyre clearance.2.8.2.15. The boot/engine bay divider may be removed or modified2.8.2.16. Rear Bulkhead may be removed and replaced with a solid metallic sheet (ala.LotusMotorsport). It is essential that this is carried out in such as way that the passenger cabinis sealed from the engine compartment.2.8.2.17. The front 'ducts' on an Exige/Motor Sport clam can be opened up for cooling ducts butonly to the extent of the std moulding (i.e. they cannot be made larger)2.8.2.18. Interior may be removed and replaced as required within MSA requirements. Material isfree. Sequential gear lever mechanism, not to be confused with a full sequential gearbox,can be fitted.2.8.2.19. A removable steering wheel may be fitted. Material is free.2.8.2.20. The passenger seat, mounts and seatbelts may be removed.2.8.2.21. Side windows may be replaced with Polycarbonate or Perspex alternatives, this caninclude a slider. Electric window motors may be removed.2.8.2.22. Rear tailgate can be replaced with lightweight version. This part can be removable sogas strut and hinges can be removed. Material is free.2.8.2.23. Headlamps, front direction indicators and side repeaters including associated mountingsare optional. However, if all front lights are removed two driving lamps must be fitted andbe in effective working condition.2.8.2.24. There should be substantial towing eyes securely fixed to the main structure of thevehicle, front and rear, within the confines of the body to enable the vehicle to be moved.Towing eyes should have a minimum internal diameter of 60mm. Towing eyes/towingpoints should be painted a contrasting bright color (Day-Glo red, orange or yellow). (G99)2.8.2.25. Carbon fibre body panels are permitted where Lotus currently provide a factory option.2.8.3. Engine: Exige Cup2.8.3.1. Engine must remain original i.e. Toyota 2ZZ-GE (189bhp flywheel) or 2ZZ-GZE(equipped with an Eaton MP62 supercharger and intercooler). Alternative super chargerand intercooler/charge systems are permitted.2.8.3.2. No engine modifications are permitted including, but not limited to engine internalcomponents. With the exception of the exhaust system and engine ECU, air filter, camsand mapping which are all free.2.8.3.3. Power must not exceed a maximum power output of 260BHP at the hubs as measuredby TDI.Issue ONE – 05 March 2013Page 16 of 31


2013 Lotus Cup Europe – Technical RegulationsApproved by FIA on 05 March 20132.8.3.4. The power limit must be strictly adhered too – LoTRDC advise all drivers that their carsMUST be under this maximum as there will be no excuses should they be found toexceed them.2.8.3.5. Vehicles may be fitted with an additional oil temperature and pressure gauge.2.8.3.6. Air filter and housing is free.2.8.3.7. Vehicles may be fitted with the Lotus supplied Twin Air/Oil Coolers. Laminova oil coolersfor gear box and engine are permitted. A baffled sump is permitted.2.8.3.8. Lotus Dry Sump System (ALS3E0338F) may be fitted.2.8.4. Suspensions: Exige Cup2.8.4.1. Damper make is free but may only be a maximum of two way adjustable.2.8.4.2. Front damper brackets to the chassis may be replaced by the Lotus motorsportadjustable mount to raise or lower the upper damper mounting point.2.8.4.3. Springs are free including the use of helper springs.2.8.4.4. Vehicles may be fitted with polyurethane or nylatron suspension bushes.2.8.4.5. Up rated inner rear toe links may be fitted however mounting points must be the same asstandard. Front upper wishbones and steering arms can be as factory supplied to LotusExige or Lotus 211.2.8.5. Ride Height and Ground Clearance: Exige Cup2.8.5.1. See diagram 3.3 in appendices showing illustration of where ride height should beobserved on the vehicle.2.8.5.2. No part of the car between all 4 wheel centres (excluding mud flaps) may be below95mm.2.8.5.3. No part of the car (excluding mud flaps) should be below 65mm.2.8.6. Transmission: Exige Cup2.8.6.1. Any modification is prohibited, with the exception of fitment of the Lotus motorsport clutchand third party optional gear sets (free). Different gear sets &/or final drive ratios tostandard will carry a 10kg weight penalty.2.8.6.2. An alternative sequential gearbox with 6 gears may be fitted in replacement to theoriginal gearbox. A 30kg weight penalty will be applied for all cars fitted with a sequentialgearbox. Paddle shifts are permitted.2.8.6.3. LSDs are permitted.2.8.6.4. Lotus engine mount upgrade is permitted, part numbers:ALS3E0264FALS3E0265FEngine Mount, Front, Bush, UpgradeEngine Mount, Rear, Bush, Upgrade2.8.7. Electrics: Exige CupIssue ONE – 05 March 2013Page 17 of 31


2013 Lotus Cup Europe – Technical RegulationsApproved by FIA on 05 March 20132.8.7.1. Any modification is prohibited with the exception of modifications required for fitment of abattery isolation switch (mechanical or electrical type), Lotus supplied Anderson PlugExternal Connector and Cables, Accusump oil accumulator and associated wiring, fireextinguisher, FIA fuel drain, sensor for oil pressure/temperature and fuel pressure. Thebattery size & type is free and it may be relocated provided at a safe location.2.8.8. Brakes: Exige Cup2.8.8.1. Disks are free (steel or iron only – bells are free). However the bell may not be thickenedbeyond 13mm.2.8.8.2. Pads are free.2.8.8.3. Fluid must be DOT 4 or 5.1.2.8.8.4. Callipers are free, but a maximum of 4 pistons on the front callipers and 2 pistons on therear. No modifications are permitted to the hubs, up rights, steering arms or camberblocks.2.8.8.5. The use of Lotus Twin Master Cylinder Braking system ALS3J0174F is permitted andrecommended for those wishing to disable the ABS system. This carries a 10Kg weightpenalty.2.8.9. Wheels: Exige Cup2.8.9.1. Max rim size front 7J16 min ET30 and rear 8J17 min ET35.2.8.9.2. All Wheels must be of metal construction with the exception of Magnesium which is notpermitted. Multi-piece wheels are not permitted.2.8.9.3. Wheel spacers or any other method of changing the track of the vehicle are notpermitted.2.8.10. Tyres: Exige Cup2.8.10.1. As supplied control tyre:Avon ZZR195/50R16225/45R172.8.10.2. No modifications to the tyres in any way, (any tyres suspected of being treated/modifiedwill be excluded from the meeting).2.8.10.3. It is not permitted to fill tyres with nitrogen.2.8.10.4. Tyres must be purchased from the official series supplier: Avon Tyres Motorsport, BathRoad, Merksham, Wiltshire, SN12 8AA.2.8.11. Weights: Exige Cup2.8.11.1. Minimum weight of the vehicle including the driver is 910kg.As an example;If a driver weighs 75kg the vehicle alone shouoiopld weigh at least 835kg.If a driver weighs 95kg the vehicle alone should weigh at least 815kg.Issue ONE – 05 March 2013Page 18 of 31


2013 Lotus Cup Europe – Technical RegulationsApproved by FIA on 05 March 20132.8.11.2. This weight is the minimum the car and driver combined must be in race trim after eithera race or qualifying session as defined in J 5.15.1-5 (weight/ballast).2.8.11.3. It is forbidden to use ballast to make up the weight (as in no lightening of the car thenballasting them back up).2.8.11.4. Ballast may only be applied under direction from LoTRDC and where required shall besecurely fixed in accordance with J 5.15.1-5.2.8.11.5. Individual cars will have additional weight added to their minimum weights depending onvehicle specification. Current penalties are detailed in section 3.1.1.2.8.12. Fuel Tank/Fuel: Exige Cup2.8.12.1. Fuel must comply with Art 252, Art 92.8.12.2. The fuel tank will comply with FT3-1999 as a minimum standard.2.8.12.3. The Pro Alloy motorsport fuel filler neck assembly – part number LOTRDC001 ispermitted.2.8.12.4. All cars must have a minimum of 3L of fuel remaining in the tank at race finish.2.9. Group: Lotus Open2.9.1. Chassis: Lotus Open2.9.1.1. The construction type, design and material must remain as standard. This includes thesub frame.2.9.1.2. No additional bracing/supports can be added, including any stiffening of the rear subframe. No method of adding stiffness to the chassis and/or subframe is permitted. Onlythe use of Lotus manufactured and supplied rear track control arm and structural undertray kit (both types) is permitted.2.9.2. Bodywork & Interior: Lotus Open2.9.2.1. All cars must retain the standard road car’s profile, and be maintained to a high standardof finish, whilst it’s understandable that damage may occur during a weekend, it’simportant that this is rectified before the next meeting. This is important to keep theimage and profile of the series.2.9.2.2. LoTRDC reserves the right to overrule any part that is felt to be outside the spirit of theseries. If in any doubt about what is/is not acceptable, the onus is on the entrant to askfirst.2.9.2.3. Vehicles must be fitted with standard Lotus supplied bodywork or OEM bodywork of thesame internal and external dimensions and material of the lotus supplied part.2.9.2.4. Permitted body modifications are:2.9.2.4.1. Front splitters may be fitted within the width of the bodywork, (excluding wingmirrors) and may project a maximum of 30mm beyond an additional front spoiler asshown in section 3.4 but must also comply with ground clearance rules in 2.9.5. Materialis free.Issue ONE – 05 March 2013Page 19 of 31


2013 Lotus Cup Europe – Technical RegulationsApproved by FIA on 05 March 20132.9.2.4.2. Undertrays must not exceed overall dimensions of the standard part. Ducts and holeswithin the tray may be relocated and material is free. No additional fins allowed onundertray. Flat floor/side skirts to a maximum width of 168cm between the wheels.2.9.2.4.3. Extended rear diffuser protruding no more that 80mm from the rear bodywork andcomplying with the ground clearance rules in 2.9.5 are permitted. Material is free.2.9.2.4.4. S1 Elise ‘Sport 160’ style rear wing or a single element rear wing may be fitted to themaximum width of 1400mm and have a maximum rear dimension not exceeding theoriginal length of the car excluding any diffuser. All parts of the wing must be below1200mm measuring from the ground to the highest point of the wing and have amaximum cord length of 300mm. End plates are allowed (one each end) but must be nolarger than 320x200mm with rounded corners, max of 20mm gurney also allowed.Material is free.2.9.2.4.5. Side scoops may be fitted, but must not protrude further than the side profile of thecar (not including any additional side skirts). Material is free.2.9.2.4.6. A “boost tube” is permitted on 340r cars. Material is free.2.9.2.4.7. A “roof scoop” is permitted. Material is free.2.9.2.4.8. The clam under rear grills (fog and reverse lights) may be removed however the grillmust remain.2.9.2.4.9. The body behind the number plate can be removed to an area not in excess of 520mm x130mm allowing a standard number plate to be affixed.2.9.2.4.10. Wheel arch liners may be removed and the inner lip of the wheel arch reduced toallow tyre clearance.2.9.2.4.11. The boot/engine bay divider may be removed or modified.2.9.2.4.12. Rear bulkhead may be removed and replaced with a solid metallic sheet. It is essentialthat this is carried out in such as way that the passenger cabin is sealed from the enginecompartment.2.9.2.4.13. Front 'ducts' can be opened up to enhance cooling if the duct shape is present in the stdmoulding. They cannot be made larger than the std moulding.2.9.2.4.14. Headlamps, front direction indicators and side repeaters including associated mountingsare optional. However, if all front lights are removed two driving lamps must be fitted andbe in effective working condition.2.9.2.4.15. Rear tailgate can be replaced with lightweight version. This part can be removable sogas strut and hinges can be removed. Material is free.2.9.2.5. Interior may be removed and replaced as required within MSA requirements. Material isfree. This includes the removal off, but is not limited to: Passenger seat, electric windowmotors.2.9.2.6. Side windows can be replaced with Polycarbonate or Perspex alternatives, this caninclude sliders.2.9.2.7. Front windscreens may be replaced with Polycarbonate alternatives.2.9.3. Engine: Lotus OpenIssue ONE – 05 March 2013Page 20 of 31


2013 Lotus Cup Europe – Technical RegulationsApproved by FIA on 05 March 20132.9.3.1. Power must not exceed a maximum power output of 260BHP at the hubs as measuredby TDI. All Lotus Open cars must have a power test at TDI before competing in theseries unless given an exception from LOTRDC for exceptional circumstances.2.9.3.2. Toyota engines must remain original i.e. Toyota 2ZZ-GE (189bhp flywheel) or 2ZZ-GZE(equipped with an Eaton MP62 supercharger and intercooler). Alternative super chargerand intercooler/charge systems are permitted.2.9.3.3. Toyota engineed cars are not permitted any engine modifications including, but notlimited to engine internal components. With the exception of the exhaust system andengine ECU, air filter, baffled sump, cams and mapping which are all free.2.9.3.4. Cars will be accepted with an engine that was originally fitted and supplied as standardby Lotus cars. These cars may be accepted into the Lotus Open group by invite if theyhave a turbo or super charger fitted, taking into account the full specification of the car.2.9.3.5. Cars with normally aspirated non-original engines up to 2.3 litre, including but not limitedto Duratec and Honda engines may be accepted into the Lotus Open group by invitetaking into account the full specification of the car.2.9.4. Suspensions: Lotus Open2.9.4.1. Damper make is free but may only be a maximum of two way adjustable.2.9.4.2. Front damper brackets to the chassis may be replaced by the Lotus motorsportadjustable mount to raise or lower the upper damper mounting point.2.9.4.3. Springs are free including the use of helper springs.2.9.4.4. Vehicles may be fitted with polyurethane or nylatron suspension bushes.2.9.4.5. Up rated inner rear toe links may be fitted however mounting points must be the same asstandard. Front upper wishbones and steering arms can be as factory supplied to LotusExige or Lotus 211.2.9.5. Ride Height and Ground Clearance: Lotus Open2.9.5.1. See diagram 3.3 in appendices showing illustration of where ride height should beobserved on the vehicle.2.9.5.2. No part of the car between all 4 wheel centres (excluding mud flaps) may be below95mm.2.9.5.3. No part of the car (excluding mud flaps) should be below 65mm.2.9.6. Transmission: Lotus Open2.9.6.1. Gearbox with a maximum of 6 gears and clutch are free is standard H pattern.2.9.6.2. A sequential gearbox with 6 gears may be fitted in replacement to the original gearbox. A30kg weight penalty will be applied to all cars with a sequential gearbox. Paddle shift ispermitted.2.9.6.3. LSDs are permitted.2.9.7. Electrics: Lotus OpenIssue ONE – 05 March 2013Page 21 of 31


2013 Lotus Cup Europe – Technical RegulationsApproved by FIA on 05 March 20132.9.7.1. Electrics are free but must be as per MSA regulation J5.14.1-7 (electrical systems).2.9.7.2. All ECU’s must contain only one map. If an aftermarket ECU is fitted drivers must makeavailable to Series Eligibility Scrutineer the hardware and software required to interrogatethe vehicles ECU. If this is not made available the ECU may be sealed and the drivermay not be permitted to race.2.9.8. Brakes: Lotus Open2.9.8.1. Disks are free (steel or iron only – bells are free). However, the bell may not bethickened beyond 13mm.2.9.8.2. Pads are free.2.9.8.3. Fluid must be DOT 4 or 5.1.2.9.8.4. Callipers are free, but a maximum of 4 pistons on the front callipers and 2 pistons on therear. No modifications are permitted to the hubs, up rights, steering arms or camberblocks.2.9.8.5. The use of Lotus Twin Master Cylinder Braking system ALS3J0174F is permitted andrecommended for those wishing to disable the ABS system. This carries a 10Kg weightpenalty.2.9.9. Wheels: Lotus Open2.9.9.1. Max rim size front 7J16 min ET30 and rear 8J17 min ET35.2.9.9.2. All Wheels must be of metal construction with the exception of Magnesium which is notpermitted. Multi-piece wheels are not permitted.2.9.9.3. Wheel spacers or any other method of changing the track of the vehicle is prohibited.2.9.9.4. No centre lock wheels are permitted.2.9.10. Tyres: Lotus Open2.9.10.1. As supplied control tyre:Avon ZZR2.9.10.2. No modifications to the tyres in any way, (any tyres suspected of being treated/modifiedwill be excluded from the meeting).2.9.10.3. It is not permitted to fill tyres with nitrogen.2.9.10.4. Tyres must be purchased from the official series supplier: Avon Tyres Motorsport, BathRoad, Melksham, Wiltshire SN12 8AA.2.9.11. Weights: Lotus Open2.9.11.1. The Lotus Open Group is based on power to weight with a maximum of 285.7 bhp pertonne. Thus for example:- A Vehicle with 240bhp must weigh no less than 840Kg A Vehicle with 230bhp must weigh no less than 805KgIssue ONE – 05 March 2013Page 22 of 31


2013 Lotus Cup Europe – Technical RegulationsApproved by FIA on 05 March 2013 A vehicle with 220bhp must weigh no less than 770Kg2.9.11.2. This weight is the minimum the car and driver combined must be in race trim after eithera race or qualifying session.2.9.11.3. It is forbidden to use ballast to make up the weight (as in no lightening of the car thenballasting them back up).2.9.11.4. Ballast may only be applied under direction from LoTRDC and where required shall besecurely fixed in accordance with J.5.15.1-5.2.9.11.5. Individual cars will have additional weight added to their minimum weights depending onvehicle specification. Current penalties are detailed in section 3.1.1.2.9.12. Fuel Tank/Fuel: Lotus Open2.9.12.1. Fuel must comply with Art 252, Art 92.9.12.2. The fuel tank will comply with FT3-1999 as a minimum standard.2.9.12.3. All cars must have a minimum of 3L of fuel remaining in the tank at race finish.2.9.12.4. The Pro Alloy motorsport fuel filler neck assembly – part number LoTRDC001 ispermitted,2.10. Group: V6 Cup2.10.1. Chassis: V6 Cup (Evora)2.10.1.1. The construction type, design and material must remain as standard production or LotusMotorsport specification for both the chassis and front subframe.2.10.1.2. The rear sub frame may be lightened and stiffened however no modifications can bemade to the mounting point of any component fitted to the subframe with the exception ofthe lower rear wishbone mounting point which can be moved 10mm outwards on bothsides on the standard rear subframe to match the GT4 specification. The basic designmust remain as per the standard car.2.10.2. Bodywork: V6 Cup (Evora)2.10.2.1. RHD or LHD only, no centre drive vehicles.2.10.2.2. All cars must retain the standard road car’s profile or Evora Cup/GT4/GTC (includingaero pack or Evora GTE road car specification, and be maintained to a high standard offinish, whilst it’s understandable that damage may occur during a weekend, it’s importantthat this is rectified before the next meeting. This is important to keep the image andprofile of the series.2.10.2.3. The organisers reserve the right to overrule any part that is felt to be outside the spirit ofthe series. If in any doubt about what is/is not acceptable, the onus is on the entrant toask first.2.10.2.4. Vehicles must be fitted with standard Lotus supplied bodywork or OEM bodywork of thesame internal and external dimensions and material of the lotus supplied part.Issue ONE – 05 March 2013Page 23 of 31


2013 Lotus Cup Europe – Technical RegulationsApproved by FIA on 05 March 20132.10.2.5. Carbon Panels, where available from Lotus may be fitted. This includes, but not limitedto, Carbon Roof, Carbon A Panels, Carbon Cosmetic Panel, Carbon Tailgate, Carbondoors (GT2 and GTE types), Carbon Rear Wing.2.10.2.6. The wheel spats as fitted to the Evora GTC car are permitted.2.10.2.7. Polycarbonate or Perspex side windows are permitted.2.10.2.8. Front windscreens may be replaced with Polycarbonate alternatives.2.10.2.9. The GT4 Carbon rear diffusers or standard Lotus diffusers are permitted, no other typesare allowed.2.10.2.10. The additional side intake vents as utilised on the GT4 Evora maybe fitted to thestandard rear clamshell. The rear bumper may also but cut away in the same manner asthe GT4 car to provide additional engine bay cooling.2.10.2.11. Headlamps, front direction indicators and side repeaters including associated mountingsare optional. However, if all front lights are removed two driving lamps must be fitted andbe in effective working condition.2.10.3. Engine: V6 Cup (Evora)2.10.3.1. The original Engine must be maintained as supplied from the factory including Evora NA,Evora S and Cosworth GT4. It is not permitted to use any form of charge cooling.2.10.3.2. Evora power must not exceed a maximum power output of 360BHP at the hubs asmeasured by TDI. All V6 Cup cars must go to TDI before competing in the championshipunless given an exception from the organisers for exceptional circumstances.2.10.3.3. Lotus engine mount upgrade is permitted, part numbers:ALS5E0171ALS5E0172ALS5E0173ENGINE MOUNT, FRT, POLYURATHANEENGINE MOUNT, REAR, POLYURATHANEENGINE MOUNT, LH, POLYURATHANE2.10.3.4. Lotus Variable Traction Control is permitted.2.10.3.5. Lotus Dry Sump (ALS5E0174) or Lotus Baffled Sump (ALS5E0149) are permitted.2.10.3.6. Air filter and housing is free.2.10.3.7. The crankshaft pulley must not be modified in any way from the standard component.Part number (A132E6198S).2.10.3.8. The compressor pulley must not be smaller than 65.0mm measured from the outer teethto outer teeth – see Appendix 3.5 and must not be modified in any way.2.10.3.9. The vehicle ECU must remain as standard fitment, both Pectel and Lotus. Only standardLotus Calibrations may be used.2.10.3.10. Exhaust system is free.2.10.3.11. Additional engine sensors may be fitted however permission but must be made in writingto the series before undertaking this.2.10.4. Transmission:Issue ONE – 05 March 2013Page 24 of 31


2013 Lotus Cup Europe – Technical RegulationsApproved by FIA on 05 March 20132.10.4.1. Standard H Pattern gearboxes can run either the Sports Ratio or standard Gear ratios.2.10.4.2. The Lotus Xtrac sequential gearbox may be fitted in replacement to the original gearbox.The Lotus Motorsport GT4 engine mounts may be fitted in conjunction with thesequential gearbox. A 30kg weight penalty will be applied to all cars with a sequentialgearbox.2.10.4.3. A Paddle shift system is permitted.2.10.4.4. LSDs are permitted.2.10.5. Suspensions: V6 Cup (Evora)2.10.5.1. Damper make is free but may only be a maximum of two way adjustable.2.10.5.2. Front and rear damper mounting brackets to the subframes must remain as standard ormay be replaced by the Lotus motorsport GT4 mounts to aid access for adjustmentpurpose.2.10.5.3. Springs are free including the use of helper springs.2.10.5.4. Vehicles may be fitted with either standard wishbones or the Lotus Motorsport wishboneswith cross axis joints as fitted to the Evora GT4 car.2.10.6. Ride Height and Ground Clearance: V6 Cup (Evora)2.10.6.1. See diagram 3.3 in appendices showing illustration of where ride height should beobserved on the vehicle.2.10.6.2. No part of the car between all 4 wheel centres (excluding mud flaps) may be below95mm.2.10.6.3. No part of the car (excluding mud flaps) should be below 65mm.2.10.7. Brakes: V6 Cup (Evora)2.10.7.1. Disks are free (steel or iron only – bells are free). However the bell may not be thickenedbeyond 13mm.2.10.7.2. Pads are free.2.10.7.3. Fluid must be DOT 4 or 5.1.2.10.7.4. Callipers are free, but a maximum of 6 pistons on the front callipers and 4 pistons on therear. No modifications are permitted to the hubs, uprights, steering arms or camberadjustment. The Lotus Evora camber adjustment restraint system is recommended.2.10.7.5. The use of Twin Master Cylinder Braking systems is permitted and recommended forthose wishing to disable the ABS system.2.10.7.6. Lotus Race ABS kit (ALS5J0163) is permitted.2.10.8. Wheels: V6 Cup (Evora)2.10.8.1. Max rim size front 8.5J18 min ET59 and rear 10J18 min ET70 for non wide body cars orfront 10J18 min ET40 and.rear 12J18 min ET70 for GTE and GTC arched cars.Issue ONE – 05 March 2013Page 25 of 31


2013 Lotus Cup Europe – Technical RegulationsApproved by FIA on 05 March 20132.10.8.2. All Wheels must be of metal construction with the exception of Magnesium which is notpermitted. Multi-piece wheels are not permitted.2.10.8.3. Wheel spacers or any other method of changing the track of the vehicle is prohibited.2.10.8.4. No centre lock wheels are permitted.2.10.9. Tyres: V6 Cup (Evora)2.10.9.1. As supplied control tyre:Avon ZZR2.10.9.2. Tyres must be purchased from the official series supplier: Avon Tyres Motorsport, BathRoad, Melksham, Wiltshire SN12 8AA.2.10.9.3. No modifications to the tyres in any way, (any tyres suspected of being treated/modifiedwill be excluded from the meeting).2.10.9.4. It is not permitted to fill tyres with nitrogen2.10.10. Weights: V6 Cup (Evora)2.10.10.1 The Evora is based on power to weight with a maximum of 285.7 bhp per tonne. With aminimum weight of 1160kg.2.10.10.2 This weight is the minimum the car and driver combined must be in race trim after eithera race or qualifying session as defined in J 5.15.1-5 (weight/ballast).2.10.10.3 It is forbidden to use ballast to make up the weight (as in no lightening of the car thenballasting them back up).2.10.10.4 Ballast may only be applied under direction from the organisers and where required shallbe securely fixed in accordance with J 5.15.1-5.2.10.10.5 Individual cars will have additional weight added to their minimum weights depending onvehicle specification. Current penalties are detailed in section 3.1.1.2.10.11. Fuel Tank/Fuel: V6 Cup (Evora)2.10.11.1. Fuel must comply with Art 252, Art 92.10.11.2. The fuel tank will comply with FT3-1999 as a minimum standard.2.10.11.3. All cars must have a minimum of 3L of fuel remaining in the tank at race finish.2.10.12. Chassis: V6 Cup (Exige)2.10.12.1. Only originally built Lotus Motorsport Exige V6 Cup R or Exige V6 Cup upgraded toExige V6 Cup R specification by Lotus Motorsport if carrying a Lotus Motorsport BuildPlate or certificate of upgrade are permitted.2.10.13. Bodywork & Interior: V6 Cup (Exige)Issue ONE – 05 March 2013Page 26 of 31


2013 Lotus Cup Europe – Technical RegulationsApproved by FIA on 05 March 20132.10.13.1. No bodywork modifications to the originally built Lotus Motorsport Exige V6 Cup R orExige V6 Cup upgraded to Exige V6 Cup R specification by Lotus Motorsport if carrying aLotus Motorsport Build Plate or certificate of upgrade are permitted.2.10.13.2. Seats, harnesses, steering wheel and safety equipment is free but must meet MSAregulations.2.10.14. Engine: V6 Cup (Exige)2.10.14.1. No engine modifications to the originally built Lotus Motorsport Exige V6 Cup R or ExigeV6 Cup upgraded to Exige V6 Cup R specification by Lotus Motorsport if carrying a LotusMotorsport Build Plate or certificate of upgrade are permitted.2.10.14.2 Exige power must not exceed a maximum power output of 340BHP at the hubs asmeasured by TDI. All V6 Cup cars must go to TDI before competing in the championshipunless given an exception from the organisers for exceptional circumstances.2.10.14.3 Additional engine sensors may be fitted however permission must be made in writing tothe series before undertaking this.2.10.15. Transmission: V6 Cup (Exige)2.10.15.1. Standard H Pattern gearboxes can run either the Sports Ratio or standard Gear ratios.2.10.15.2. The Lotus Xtrac sequential gearbox may be fitted in replacement to the original gearbox.The Lotus Motorsport GT4 engine mounts may be fitted in conjunction with thesequential gearbox. A 30kg weight penalty will be applied to all cars with a sequentialgearbox.2.10.16. Suspensions: V6 Cup (Exige)2.10.16.1. Dampers may only be a maximum of two way adjustable and must be the standard LotusMotorsport components as fitted from new. These may be revalved to suit individualdriving styles.2.10.16.2. Springs are free including the use of helper springs.2.10.16.3. All other suspension components must remain as standard Lotus supplied.2.10.17. Ride Height and Ground Clearance: V6 Cup (Exige)2.10.17.1. See diagram 3.3 in appendices showing illustration of where ride height should beobserved on the vehicle.2.10.17.2. No part of the car between all 4 wheel centres (excluding mud flaps) may be below95mm.2.10.17.3. No part of the car (excluding mud flaps) should be below 65mm.2.10.18. Brakes: V6 Cup (Exige)2.10.18.1. Disks must be as supplied by Lotus Motorsport.2.10.18.2. Pads are free.2.10.18.3. Fluid must be DOT 4 or 5.1.Issue ONE – 05 March 2013Page 27 of 31


2013 Lotus Cup Europe – Technical RegulationsApproved by FIA on 05 March 20132.10.18.4. Callipers must remain as standard Lotus fitment. No modifications are permitted to thehubs, uprights, steering arms or camber adjustment.2.10.19. Wheels: V6 Cup (Exige)2.10.19.1. All wheels must be standard Lotus or Lotus Motorsport components.2.10.19.2. All Wheels must be of metal construction with the exception of Magnesium which is notpermitted. Multi-piece wheels are not permitted.2.10.19.3. Wheels spacers or any other method of changing the track of the vehicle is prohibited.2.10.19.4. No centre lock wheels are permitted.2.10.20. Tyres: V6 Cup (Exige)Avon ZZR2.10.20.1. No modifications to the tyres in any way, (any tyres suspected of being treated/modifiedwill be excluded from the meeting).2.10.20.2. Tyres must be purchased from the official series supplier: Avon Tyres Motorsport, BathRoad, Melksham, Wiltshire SN12 8AA.2.10.20.3. It is not permitted to fill tyres with nitrogen2.10.21. Weights: V6 Cup (Exige)2.10.21.1 The Exige (V6 Cup) is based on power to weight with a maximum of 285.7 bhp pertonne. With a minimum weight of 1050kg.2.10.21.2 This weight is the minimum the car and driver combined must be in race trim after eithera race or qualifying session as defined in J 5.15.1-5 (weight/ballast).2.10.21.3 It is forbidden to use ballast to make up the weight (as in no lightening of the car thenballasting them back up).2.10.21.4 Ballast may only be applied under direction from the organisers and where required shallbe securely fixed in accordance with J 5.15.1-5.2.10.21.5 Individual cars will have additional weight added to their minimum weights depending onvehicle specification. Current penalties are detailed in section 3.1.1.2.10.22. Fuel Tank/Fuel: V6 Cup (Exige)2.10.22.1. Fuel must comply with Art 252, Art 92.10.22.2. The fuel tank will comply with FT3-1999 as a minimum standard.2.10.22.3. All cars must have a minimum of 3L of fuel remaining in the tank at race finish.2.11. Numbers/Decals for all Groups2.11.1. FIA Regulations apply regarding competition numbers and backgrounds which must bedisplayed to the satisfaction of the Timekeepers.2.11.2. Series livery will be provided by the LoTRDC for display on all cars for;Issue ONE – 05 March 2013Page 28 of 31


2013 Lotus Cup Europe – Technical RegulationsApproved by FIA on 05 March 2013Sill panel series sponsor logos (both sides)Door cards (both sides) with one set of numbersLoTRDC decals (both sides)MSVR decals (both sides)Windscreen sun visorFront number panelRear number plateOther series decals as from time to time may be required.2.11.3. Series livery will be positioned as numbered and defined in 3.2.2.11.4. Drivers will be required to display two series sponsor logos on race suits.2.11.5. LoTRDC will supply one set of series livery. Replacement vinyl can be purchased fromthe LoTRDC shop.2.11.6. Competitors will not be allowed to display sponsor logos (e.g. tyre manufacturers) whichconflict with series sponsor logos. The only exception to this is where the driver/entrantis the owner/director of the company in question.2.12. Trade Support Vehicle Decals2.12.1. Series decals will be provided and may be fixed to series trade support vehicles ifwished.2.12.2. Trade support vehicles should not display sponsor logos which conflict with Seriessponsor logos when in the Lotus Cup Europe Paddock.2.12.3. Advertising and sponsorship on all race cars, trucks or overalls of any competitor enteringthe Lotus Cup Europe must conform to the MSA Bluebook definitions of legality anddecency. Competitors will be asked to remove any signage that might be deemedoffensive or inappropriate. Competitors are encouraged to seek the permission of theseries organizers in cases where there is uncertainty.Issue ONE – 05 March 2013Page 29 of 31


2013 Lotus Cup Europe – Technical RegulationsApproved by FIA on 05 March 20133. APPENDICIES3.1. Weight Penalties3.1.1. Groups: 2-Eleven, Exige Cup, Lotus Open & Evora3.1.1.1. Sequential Gearbox Minimum Weight + 30kg3.1.1.2. Close Ratio Gearbox Minimum Weight + 10kg3.1.1.3. Twin Master Cylinder Brake System Minimum Weight + 10kg3.2. Series Livery Placement3.3. Ride height measurement area3.4. Permitted Front Spoilers ExamplesIssue ONE – 05 March 2013Page 30 of 31


2013 Lotus Cup Europe – Technical RegulationsApproved by FIA on 05 March 20133.5. Two Eleven Compressor pulley measurement3.6. Intellectual, Commercial, Merchandising and Sponsorship Rights3.7. Television76.5The Intellectual, Commercial, Merchandising and Sponsorship Rights of the Lotus CupEurope series are the property of LoTRDC Ltd and may not be assigned to any otherparty or person without their written agreement.3.7.1. LoTRDC Ltd, retain exclusive broadcasting, recording, cable, satellite, digital, video,games, internet and interactive rights and rights to all other mediums to film and recordthe participation of the driver, entrant, sponsor and any other team member in the eventsand activities throughout the season and to assign or otherwise deal with such surrenderof his/her rights (if any) in such matters, which may then be used at the seriespromoter’s discretion.3.7.2. No on-board cameras will be permitted except by permission of the series organisers.Competitors fitting on-board cameras may also require permission of the circuitmanagement to film and should be prepared to pay any fee required by the circuit if it isdeemed that the filming is of a commercial nature. In the event that permission is givenfor a competitor to fit an on-board camera in his/her race car, the positioning and fittingof the equipment must be approved by the Eligibility Scrutineer prior to that car going ontrack. It will be mandatory to carry on-board cameras provided by the organisersproduction company or LoTRDC Ltd if required.3.7.3. No sponsorship decals may be carried on the dashboard or in any position that may bevisible from an in-car camera without the express permission of the series organisers.Issue ONE – 05 March 2013Page 31 of 31

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