Lotus is renowned for making great handling lightweight sport cars and the 2015 Elise is the carmaker's entry level model. Weighing in at just 952kg, the 220 Cup variant offered here is priced at RM316,127. The Elise doesn't have much rivals in Malaysia, but the Porsche Cayman comes close, if you ignore the RM510,000 starting price tag.
The heart of this English featherweight is a mid-mounted, supercharged 1.8-litre inline four-cylinder mill, which is paired to a six-speed close ratio manual gearbox. Power output is rated at 217hp at 6,800rpm and 250Nm of torque at 4,600rpm. This powertrain package enables the 2015 Lotus Elise 220 Cup to complete the 0-100km/h run in 4.6 seconds before topping off at 225km/h.