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2001 LOTUS ELISE MOTORSPORT Silver

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Friday, December 19th, 2014


 
2001 LOTUS ELISE MOTORSPORT Silver
 
  • One of 15 imported by Lotus Cars USA 
  • Converted back to pre-import center seat, left hand shift
  • Honda K 24 conversion for increased power, torque, reliability, fitted with TWM throttle bodies, over 300HP, Dynoed @ 265 RWHP, engine built by Sam Nelson of Nelson Engines, Only 2 hours running time
  • Custom baffled alloy sump
  • Electric water pump
  • Hondata programable ECU
  • 6 Speed close ratio gearbox, (Honda)
  • Lightened bodywork, doors interior, carbon fiber roof, hood & deck lids
  • Carbon fiber front air dam, larger splitter
  • Larger carbon fiber rear diffuser
  • Carbon fiber seat
  • Completely re-wired with circuit breaker system, light weight wiring harness
  • Light-weight custom alloy wheels, 17's and 16's
  • Under 1500# wet
  • Upgraded radiator and cooling system
  • Lightweight steering wheel with intergrated Stack controls
  • Upgraded firewall
  • FIA certified Safety Devices roll cage
  • Safety Devices fire system
  • 2006 Sabelt Racing harness
  • Kevlar fuel cell
  • Lightweight alternator and battery
  • Upgraded suspension components, billet aluminum rear uprights, chrome moly rear control arms, fully adjustable
  • Cool Suit system
  • Custom Headers and Exhaust
  • Comes with a spare Honda K-24 engine
  • Over $130,000 invested.......

$59,900 

 


























ABOUT ELISE

source: Lotus Cars - Lotus Group

Elise CR Aspen white overhead view banner

Colin Chapman constructed a series of aerodynamically advanced, lightweight sports racing cars during the 1950s - typified by the Lotus Eleven that won its class at Le Mans in 1957. Often quoted, though still as valid today as when he first uttered the words at the launch of the Lotus Seven in 1957, Chapman’s ethos was:  “to increase performance, add lightness”.

His engineering ideals endure in the Lotus Elise, with few cars rivalling its tactile agility. A mid-engined, rear-wheel drive with responsive lightweight chassis, combine to deliver the ultimate driving sensation, focussed on providing phenomenal feedback with surefooted handling. A reputation as a true driver’s car combined with low CO2emissions mean the Elise is the perfect sports car for today’s roads.

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BUILT-IN PERFORMANCE

The name Lotus is synonymous with sublime handling and poised vehicle dynamics around the world. The Elise leads the way with its lightweight, state-of-the-art, extruded and bonded aluminium chassis, allied to competition standard wishbone suspension.

Elise Built-In Perfomance Chassis

Engineered to deliver an exhilarating and involving driving experience, whilst remaining light to the touch and instantly responsive to all driver inputs. With engineering effectiveness comes efficiency, allowing Lotus to extract every aspect of dynamic performance from each component – remaining true to the principle “to add speed, add lightness”.

 

SUPERIOR ON TRACK

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Superior on Track 2

A Lotus Elise is like a ‘glove on the hand,’ a second skin channelling feedback into your hands and feet via the steering wheel and the pedals. Designed to deliver, it inspires confidence with precision control, perfect balance and pedigree dynamics. A truly modern evolution of the classic two-seat sports car, this is a Lotus that immerses you totally in the intensity of the drive, on road or on track.
Proof of the roadster’s prowess is the Lotus Cup race series: the Elise is as much at home on the circuit as it is on rural roads. It tracks superbly, sticking tight to the tarmac as you establish a rhythm and flow through the turns. But you’d expect that given it’s evolution at the famous Hethel test track. It’s not only about how fast you go, but how fast your heart beats.

 

SPIRITED ON THE ROAD

The Elise has been hailed as one of the best sports cars that money can buy, creating perfect harmony between driver and machine. The latest generation retains the supple road holding, fluid dynamics and tactile feedback of the original and combines this with efficient performance and low CO2 emissions.
 The incredibly lightweight and stiff chassis and finely tuned wishbones and dampers, allied to Lotus DPM (Dynamic Performance Management) and sticky Yokohama tyres, provide absolute handling precision. No other sports car tackles the open road with the verve of an Elise, where every driver input has such a clear and measurable effect on the car’s behaviour.


Elise spirited on the road

Elise alive in the cityALIVE IN THE CITY

The Elise handles the transition from open-road to urban grind with consummate ease. Its compact dimensions make navigating narrow city roads easy, and its distinctive styling ensures plenty of on-road presence.
 
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Alive in the City boot

You’ll be surprised how accommodating the rear stowage area is.

While its unique combination of supercar looks and performance coupled with its low running costs make the Elise an exciting alternative for the city, bringing some fun to your every day commute.

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