2005 Lotus Elise Custom Graphite Grey, Leather, Power Windows, Ac Track Ready on 2040-cars
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Dayton, Tennessee, United States
|If you are looking for an exotic sports car for a less than exotic sports car price tag, this is the one! I bought this car for my husband last October after many years of him dreaming of owning one. We had been looking for several years, and when I ran across this one, it had everything we wanted and I felt it was an even better deal than the 30-35k we were planning on spending previously. This car has been nothing but fun since the day it arrived, but sadly, it sits in the garage 95% of the time. We are a family with 3 young girls, we own 3 other vehicles, and the only time this one sees the light of day is on an occasional Sunday drive. My husband initially wanted a lotus as his daily driver on his 1 hour commute to and from work, but soon realized he would prefer his automatic in rush hour traffic every day. I will say, though, that there is nothing like it on the road! People look at us as if we are driving a spaceship! Everywhere we go, people stop us for pictures, and we often come out of the store to find a crowd around it. It's quite entertaining and fun! We have owned several exotic sports cars, and this one, by far, gets way more attention than anything else we've had.
Basically, what you see is what you get. The car currently has about 58,000 miles, has been garage kept, and is in excellent condition both mechanically and physically. Ohlin adjustable front and back, a $3,500 upgrade, rear diffuser upgraded exhaust, new tires, new clutch, new brake pads, new battery. The car had a full custom paint job right before we purchased it, as well as new LOTUS badges front and back. The car is ready to drive around town or take to the track! Of course, this car was built to race but the AC works wonderfully.
Mechanically, there is nothing at all wrong with the car that we are aware of. It has driven like a dream the entire time we have owned it. It's FAST and fun!
The exterior has a few (maybe 2-3) very small rock "chips" on the lower side panels below the doors. You honestly wouldn't notice them unless you were inspecting. The cloth top is in good condition and operates as intended with no issues.
The interior is in good condition, but does show some minimal wear on the seats. As most people who are familiar with an Elise know, there aren't a lot of bells and whistles on the inside… as it is built as a race car. It does have an upgraded stereo system/CD player. There is a small crack on the dash that has been glued, and isn't very noticeable, but I will include photos so you have an idea.
You can contact us with any other questions or to request more pictures @ 423-400-3357.
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Tue, 28 May 2013 09:16:00 EST
Lots of contact, debris cautions, trips into the wall, full-course yellows and a red flag - these are the kinds of racing terms you unbox when you want to have a conversation about NASCAR... or the Formula One grand prix of Monaco. In this case we're not talking about the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte, we're talking about 78 laps in the South of France that even featured a fallen camera cable just like that stock-car race.
Thu, 20 Dec 2012 10:45:00 EST
This year, Mercedes-AMG Petronas drivers treated their chassis' like busses instead of F1 cars, Romain Grosjean treated his Lotus like a battering ram, Sergio Perez kept sticking his McLaren's nose in places and eventually got it smacked, and maybe the size of the drivers' mirrors should be changed instead of the tires as there were almost as many firsts as there were crashes. Plenty of F1 fans wish Monaco were removed from the calendar, yet even though it doesn't specialize in traditional thrills, that doesn't mean nothing happens during the parade through - and into - the barriers.
Lotus has just announced a new Evora 'Sports Racer' model that is, well, frankly not much more sporty or racy than the standard Evora or Evora S. Instead, the British company calls the Sports Racer a "visually enhanced and optimized version" of both the Evora and supercharged Evora S. To unpack that a little: The new trim will get a new set of unique exterior colors and a revised interior treatment, and it's fully decked out with options.
Tue, 19 Aug 2014 11:28:00 EST
The 'Sports Racer' will be available in the buyer's choice of Carbon Grey, Nightfall Blue and the Ardent Red that you see in the image above (the only image we've seen of the car so far). Gloss black accents set the model apart and can be seen on the roof, forged wheels, mirrors and rear badges. Inside, one may choose between black-leather sports seats with red piping and stitching, or a Venom Red leather interior with black piping and stitching. How naughty.
In terms of tech, the 'Sports Racer' gets Lotus' Sports Pack and its remapped throttle response, higher redline, more powerful cross-drilled brakes and a more aggressively programmed Dynamic Performance Management system. The stereo system is also upgraded from the basic Evora, with a DVD player and seven-inch touchscreen display thrown in for good measure.
If we had a nickel for every version of the Elise that Lotus has rolled out over the years, we might actually have enough spare change to buy one ourselves. And we're not even talking about the entire separate models (like the Exige and Europa) that Lotus has based on the Elise's platform or the other automakers' cars (like the Tesla Roadster and Hennessey Venom GT) that have used the same. And now Lotus appears to be testing another one.
Spotted lapping the Nürburgring, what we're looking at here appears to be the track-bound Elise S Cup R, but our intrepid paparazzi by the side of the track tell us it's missing the switches for the battery isolator and fire extinguisher. In their place, this Elise is wearing an even bigger rear wing as part of an altogether rather aggressive aero kit - not to mention a rockin' matte red wrap.
All of these telltales make us think Lotus has something extreme in the works, and we could find out what exactly it is as early as the Paris Motor Show in October, so stay tuned and watch this space.