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A collectors Lotus Elise S2 Sports Racer, No 72 of 100 cars and just 9,565 miles.
Ultra-light extruded aluminium bonded construction chassis with lightweight steel rear subframe, anodised silver diffuser, detachable clamshells, LED rear lights, auxiliary front driving lamps, integral roll over hoop, passenger footrest, polished aluminium handbrake sleeve, heater knobs and gear-knob, electric windows. Sports Racer Specification; Numbered plaque, Special Ardent Red solid paint with single white painted stripe flanked by two thinner stripes, Sports Racer decals, white wing mirrors, hardtop, black leather with red stitching, Elise logo stitched in headrest, Sport Pack comprising of; Lotus Traction Control (TCS) system, Bilstein sports dampers, twin oil coolers, forged alloy wheels, ProBax sports seats. Touring Pack; Leather door panels, perforated leather door inserts, leather trimmed centre console, handbrake gaiter, black carpet mats, upgraded stereo. Factory Options; Air conditioning. Dealer Accessories; Lotus sports exhaust, hardtop stowage bag, dust car cover, airflow battery conditioner, alloy steering control stalks, Tracker.
This rare Lotus Elise Sports Racer is one of only 100 UK examples finished in just two colours, Ardent Red and Nightfall Blue, 50 of each. This example being No 72 in striking solid Ardent Red, (Code C94). A special edition model created to hark back to the classic racing days of the 1960’s the white painted stripe, door mirrors and Sports Racer decals instantly sets this model apart from the usual offerings. Pampered and garaged stored under a dust cover on a genuine approved Lotus battery conditioner, this example has only ever seen fair weather use by its long-term enthusiast owner since 2007. The muscular and aggressive lines are beautifully proportioned with only a few tiny touched in stone chips. The aluminium underside is bright and polished and even the fragile underside jacking stickers remain attached! Wheel arch apertures are immaculate and the hard top is unmarked with optional stowage bag included. This is a highly collectable Lotus Elise.
Engineering excellence is built into the interior with the aim to save weight and provide ultimate driver focused enjoyment with both the Sport Pack and Touring Pack included. Exclusivity with the unique leather ProBax sports seats add to the occasion with matching red stitching and Elise logo embossed in the headrest in red. The exposed aluminium chassis and Elise carpet mats are super clean and unworn. The wide inner-sills are unmarked and all controls function correctly including the ice cold air conditioning! An interior Colin Chapman would be proud of!
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The engine is the heart and soul of the car – four cylinders providing 189 bhp at a dizzy 7800rpm. The advanced design uses variable valve timing and lift (VVTL-i) to provide high power without sacrificing economy. The engine bay is spotlessly clean with the desirable sports exhaust fitted to enhance the adrenalin-fuelled experience. A close ratio 6-speed gearbox compliments the engine’s character to ensure lightning responses and acceleration from 0 to 60mph in just 4.9 seconds and a top speed of 150mph. Absolute full Lotus service history ensures optimal performance and peace of mind.
WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Special ultra-light weight forged 7-twin-spoke design alloy wheels finished in Hi-power silver are both stronger and over 12kg lighter than standard cast wheels with no curbing to the factory original finish. Shod in Yokohama Advan Neova AD07 LTS tyres measuring 175/55 R16 up front and 225/45 R17 to the rear with ample tread. Cross drilled and ventilated brake discs front and rear provide powerful stopping power.
Supplied new by Lotus Main Dealer, Nick Whale Sports Cars on the 24th March 2006, this special edition Elise has covered a warranted 9,565 miles from new with full Lotus main dealer history. Owned by a passionate North Yorkshire Lotus Owners Club member since November 2007 the upkeep and dedication to this rare car can only be described as fanatical with no less than 17 stamped main dealer visits spanning across two service books with accompanying invoices! The last Lotus main dealer service was carried out in April 2023 at 9,436 miles and all recall works issued by Lotus are complete and documented. Such was the cautions nature of the owner that when the oil cooler hose recall was carried out he stipulated that the dealer replace the radiator and air conditioning condenser at his expense! Strictly garaged by the previous owner under a dust sheet and on a Lotus approved battery conditioner, this example has seen dry use only and certainly no track days! All handbooks, brochures, spare keys and remotes are present with one remotes rubber button worn. Innovative design, outstanding performance and absolute exclusivity.