The Lotus Elise 111R is a special sports car known for its exceptional driving dynamics, lightweight construction, and captivating design. Here are the key factors that make it stand out:
Lightweight construction: The Lotus Elise 111R is renowned for its minimalist and lightweight design. Its chassis is built from aluminum and composite materials, resulting in a low curb weight. This lightweight approach enhances its agility, responsiveness, and overall performance.
Precise handling: The Elise 111R’s suspension and steering setup provide precise and communicative feedback to the driver. This allows for an unparalleled level of control and an engaging driving experience, making it a favorite among driving enthusiasts.
Mid-engine layout: The car’s mid-engine layout contributes to a near-perfect weight distribution, further improving its handling and balance. This configuration ensures a thrilling and well-balanced driving experience on both winding roads and racetracks.
Toyota-sourced engine: The “111R” designation refers to the 1.8-litre Toyota 2ZZ-GE engine fitted with Lotus’ Variable Valve Timing system. This engine produces impressive power and torque, propelling the Elise from 0 to 60 mph in around 4.5 seconds, offering a punchy acceleration.
Driver-focused interior: The Elise 111R’s interior is driver-focused and spartan, emphasizing the essential driving elements while minimizing unnecessary distractions. This purist approach enhances the connection between the driver and the car.
Timeless design: The Elise’s iconic and curvaceous design has aged gracefully, making it a classic in the automotive world. Its distinctive silhouette and aerodynamic lines are not only visually appealing but also functional in contributing to the car’s overall performance.
Limited production: Lotus cars, including the Elise 111R, are known for their limited production numbers. This exclusivity adds to the car’s desirability and collectability among automotive enthusiasts.
This exceptionally low mileage example has had a number of tweaks, designed to make it slightly more at home on the track.
It has been fitted with a bolt-in roll cage, along with a plumbed-in fire extinguisher and Reverie carbon fibre bucket seats.
This car comes with a nice collection of MOTs, comprehensively documenting the car’s mileage over the years. Its most recent owner bought the car privately, and took it to a well known Lotus specialist to inspect. At that time, some minor damage was found concealed behind the front bumper, so a thorough investigation and rectification job was carried out to ensure the car was brought back up to standard. Having only been used a few times since, this awesome machine is absolutely ready to go and will thrill its new owner.
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