Lotus has launched an all-new plug-and-play Digital Instrument Pack that’s pre-loaded with details of more than 4,000 race tracks from across the world. Whereas most manufacturers shout about their premium audio systems or connectivity, Lotus recognized that its drivers have a different set of priorities.
The digital dashboard features integrated GPS technology and lap performance indicators, giving owners who wish to track their cars the ability to measure, display and record data to perfect their racing lines and lap times.
Designed for Lotus Elise and V6 Exige models built from 2008 onward, Lotus said the system’s software recognizes when drivers are near a circuit. Drivers can download the start/finish line coordinates so they can calculate lap times, then analyze their performance in real time on the digital display or later by downloading data to a laptop.
The company stated that a unique Lotus-branded startup screen further enhances the experience, and users can also customize the display of the high-contrast 6in TFT screen to suit their needs. The system even features a camera input, allowing drivers to add a portable action camera to capture the action from each exhilarating lap.
The system attaches directly to the Elise or Exige dashboard, replacing the original factory-fit instrumentation.