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2005 Lotus Elise Base Convertible 2-door 1.8l on 2040-cars

US $29,900.00
Year:2005 Mileage:23529

West Des Moines, Iowa, United States

West Des Moines, Iowa, United States

I encourage all seriously interested parties to come and see/drive my car in person, there aren't many examples like it left. This car is in amazing condition and runs (and sounds) great.  I am the 4th owner, only one of the previous owners ever raced it, although the one before me changed a few things because he'd planned to (see below). The one time it was raced it was one weekend of Autocross, and he used painters tape around the car to prevent any damage.  I've had it a little over a year and have only put a little over a thousand miles on it. I baby it and only take it out with the kids to get ice cream or to give it a good run on the highway. It's always been garaged and extremely well taken care of. I'm selling it because I'm considering leaving the corporate world to buy my own business so, unfortunately, I need the cash more than a sports car right now. 

2005 Lotus Elise
Arctic Silver
Black interior
23,529 miles
Touring Pack
Starshield(Now Removed)
Leather Center Console

Modifications(Have all stock parts save intake manifold):
-Sector111 Katana Supercharger (245hp, as reliable as stock but way more fun!)
-Sector111 Bootie
-Sector111 Aluminum Carpet Buttons
-Quicksilver Sport Exhaust
-Moroso Oil Pan (6qt capacity)
-LETSLA Shifter
-BOE Catch Can
-BOE Wheel Studs
-CG Lock for driver seatbelt
-RLS Small rearview mirror
-Carbone Lorraine RC5+ Brake Pads
-Full mesh kit installed
-Oil Pressure and Oil Temperature Gauges
-Heel-Toe brake pad extension
-Shower Cap
-BLP-1 Brake Light Pulser
-Hella Horn
-Indoor Fabric Cover
-Optima Red-Top Battery
-BWR front plate mount
-Stock exhaust midsection has been ceramic coated and wrapped with Mishimoto Titanium heat wrap to safely allow heatshield removal.
-Difflow Diffuser, 5 Element Railer Jr.
-Quantum Zero Coilovers 
Included extras:
-Extra set of front steering arms milled for around total -1.5Deg camber
-Braille Battery Mount
-Battery Tender
-Stock brake pads with 80% life
-Factory center console
-I printed the full workshop manual and its now in two large 3 ring binders.

Maintenance, here's a list of everything performed in the last 2 years (1,225 miles):
-Step colder iridium spark plugs installed
-Throttle pedal adjusted(last owner never had quite 100% open throttle)
-RLS Small rearview mirror installed
-Brakes bled with Motul RBF600
-New brake pads installed(CL RC5+)
-BOE forged wheel stud kit installed
-New CDL installed(Center Door Locking controller)
-CG lock installed(Holds seat belt in place)
-LETSLA short shifter installed and adjusted(using higher quality fittings)
-BOE catch can installed
-New Wiper Blade installed(Bosch 24" Icon)
-Cleaned the MAF several times
-RC440 Injectors have been professionally cleaned and mapped(there was an 8% variance in flow before cleaning, nearly none after)
-ITG air filter, along with a velocity stack added to airbox(Fantastic noise!)
-Transmission fluid flushed with Redline synthetic
-Changed the oil twice using Rotella T6, basically flushed it due to the next item
-Car had a very slight oil leak that I first found to be the fitting for oil pressure, turned out to be the oil pan wasn't properly sealed. I removed the pan, cleaned it extremely well, and resealed it. I even cleaned all the bolts to remove old thread lock. Perfect now!
-Removed exhaust system and heatshield. I ceramic coated the midsection after removing the small amount of surface corrosion, it was then wrapped with Morimoto heat-wrap. I also fully polished the Quicksilver exhaust which looks much better now that the rear panel is deleted.
-Checked torque specs on all suspension components according to Sector111 Inspection chart, a few things were under and remedied. 
-Installed Difflow Railer Jr. 5 element diffuser with BWR rear panel delete
-Oil lines and Radiator have been closely inspected when the clam was off, they are all in great shape with zero signs of leaking or fatigue. 
-Fitted Quantum Zero Coilovers and adjusted ride height to 124mm front/129mm rear. Jeff the Alignment Guy then worked his magic. 
Camber is -1front/-2.5rear 
Toe .5mm Out front/3mm In rear(these are total figures)
Includes SJ Racing Leggero forged wheels 16x7 and 17x8($3100 new). These are powder-coated a dark metallic green($600), with 949 racing valve stems, and a brand new set of Dunlop Direzza ZII tires sized($600):
205/50r16 front
235/45r17 rear9

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Lotus C-01 motorcycle shows its carbon-fiber face

Thu, 16 Jan 2014

Well, this isn't exactly what we were expecting. The images you see above come from Motorcycle News in the UK and are apparently official renderings of what the upcoming Lotus C-01 motorcycle will look like. As you can see, it's sort of a power cruiser, with a raked-out front end and extremely wide rubber out back.
Power will reportedly come from a liquid-cooled V-twin engine sourced from KTM, similar to the one used in the Austrian's brand's own RC8R, but tuned to produce around 200 horsepower. It appears that the powertrain and all its related necessities will be housed in a carbon fiber monocoque (whether the bodywork serves as a stressed member or not, we can't say) in a traditional-looking black (really, exposed carbon fiber weave) and yellow color scheme.
From the looks of these renderings, the C-01 might be intended as a competitor for the Ducati Diavel and ought to be very quick in a straight line. We're not so sure that's what a motorcycle wearing the Lotus badge should be, even if its builders are only using the marque's name under license, but we're looking forward to seeing the final result in production trim.

Lotus bows out of Paris Motor Show

Mon, 16 Jul 2012

The plan put forth by former Lotus CEO Dany Bahar was to explode the British brand into the high-dollar sports car segment and directly challenge its marquee names. The first explosion came with the surprise introduction of five concepts at the 2010 Paris Motor Show. What has continued to surprise, though, is that the explosions haven't stopped: parent company Proton has had troubles leading to a reworking of its Formula One involvement, its IndyCar effort has had a rough ride, Proton's sale to Malaysian conglomerate DRB Hicom led to a production stoppage, and while the company was reassured that it wouldn't be sold, Bahar was shown the door - along with four of those Paris concepts, as far as we can tell. Yet the company is still making highly regarded cars and going racing.
So it shouldn't be all that surprising that, according to a report in Car and Driver, Lotus won't be attending this year's Paris Motor Show at all. Lotus didn't have much to show off at the Geneva Motor Show or the New York Show as all development was halted for two months, and the new corporate owner and new CEO installed by that owner are still working through the details of its niche English property. We will hope this is nothing more than a step in the reorganization, and look forward to seeing the Hethel firm again in Los Angeles or Detroit.

Lotus confirms new Elise S Cup

Tue, 09 Sep 2014

Head on over to the Lotus website, and though the Elise isn't offered in the United States anymore, buyers in other markets can choose between numerous models: there's the base Elise, the Elise Club Racer, the Elise S and the Elise S Club Racer, and that's before even getting into the even more extreme Exige that's also based on the Elise. Track-day enthusiasts can also go for the full-on Elise S Cup R, but now the British sportscar manufacturer has confirmed a new variant.
Called the Elise S Cup, it slots in between the CR and the Cup R as an extreme performance model that can actually be driven to the track and back home on public roads. The S designation tells us it packs the 1.8-liter supercharged four that already produces 217 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque in the existing Elise S, Elise S CR and Elise S Cup R, but as we saw when Lotus was testing the new variant around the Nürburgring, the Elise S Cup packs some key upgrades.
It's got an aero kit - including front splitter, winglets, side skirts, rear diffuser and rear wing - that's more aggressive than other road-going models (though apparently less extreme than the track-focused S Cup R), helping to generate 145 lbs of downforce at 100 mph and 275 lbs at top speed and besting the Elise S around the Lotus test track by an impressive three seconds.