Lotus unveils plug-and-play track-day digital dashboard


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Digital Instrument Pack fits into Lotus Elise and V6 Exige vehicles for track-day driving events | Lotus Cars photos

Lotus Cars has developed a plug-and-play digital dashboard designed to enhance track-day events for drivers of its vehicles. The Digital Instrument Pack fits Lotus Elise and V6 Exige cars produced since 2008, the company said.

The digital dash includes track data from more than 4,000 racing circuits around the world and is integrated with GPS technology and lap-performance indicators to measure, record and display such things as racing lines and lap times. 

Lotus said drivers can incorporate video from a portable “action camera” into the system. 

The digital dashboards are priced at £1,470 (about $1,850). Lotus said the units will be available in international markets where the Elise and V6 Exige are sold.

Chris Hinks, Lotus aftersales director, said in the announcement that the Digital Instrument Pack is designed for drivers who want to take their Lotus track day experience to the next level. 

“We know our customers appreciate the motorsport heritage of Lotus cars and love to use their own vehicles on track days,” he said. “Integrating a Digital Instrument Pack into an Elise or Exige is only going to enhance that experience.”

For more information, visit the Lotus Cars website.

Unit links with laptop computer for post-event analysis

A former daily newspaper sports editor, Larry Edsall spent a dozen years as an editor at AutoWeek magazine before making the transition to writing for the web and becoming the author of more than 15 automotive books. In addition to being founding editor at ClassicCars.com, Larry has written for The New York Times and The Detroit News and was an adjunct honors professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.





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