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nickmpower

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73 posts

123 months

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Monday 20th August 2007 quote quote all
anyone know anything about this in the US? will it be street legal? price?

The Bumblebee

266 posts

88 months

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Tuesday 28th August 2007 quote quote all
No idea on price as from UK, but very street legal in the States

LotusSE89

314 posts

165 months

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Wednesday 29th August 2007 quote quote all
The Bumblebee said:
No idea on price as from UK, but very street legal in the States
NO, it will not be street legal in the US!

I rode in the 2Eleven yesterday, at the LOG 27 trackday.
See my website for photos (still uploading)
http://vulcangrey.lotuscolorado.com/gallery/view_a...

here's me



I think it'll be around $80k.

And yes it is very fast, much faster than the Exige S.


Edited by LotusSE89 on Wednesday 29th August 00:54

The Bumblebee

266 posts

88 months

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Wednesday 29th August 2007 quote quote all
Went to open day in London and they said that it would be.

LotusSE89

314 posts

165 months

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Wednesday 29th August 2007 quote quote all
The Bumblebee said:
Went to open day in London and they said that it would be.
It can be street legal in the UK under SVA.

But there is no way in hell that the 2-Eleven will be legal in the US.

This car is also not exactly legal, as the owner keeps getting pulled over...





Edited by LotusSE89 on Wednesday 29th August 18:52

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nickmpower

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73 posts

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Thursday 30th August 2007 quote quote all
well thats stupid. I wish them luck in selling any, especially with the ariel atom avalible for the street

nickmpower

Original Poster:

73 posts

123 months

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Friday 31st August 2007 quote quote all
do you have any info on that yellow car?

LotusSE89

314 posts

165 months

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Friday 31st August 2007 quote quote all
nickmpower said:
well thats stupid. I wish them luck in selling any, especially with the ariel atom avalible for the street
Well, it's designed as a track car! So it really doesn't make sense to drive on the streets. It doesn't have headlights, or bumpers, or airbags, or windshield, or doors... you know, all those pesky things that the USA requires.

Dave Simkin was telling me that Lotus USA has sold about 300 track only cars (340R, Elise Sport 190, Elise Motorsport, Exige S1, Exige Cup) So I guess they'll be able to sell 2-Eleven as well.

The UK has the Single Vehicle Approval, SVA, and they can drive Radical's on the street.

The yellow car is the Sector 111 Spyder
http://www.sector111spyder.blogspot.com/


Edited by LotusSE89 on Friday 31st August 20:42

abrussich

106 posts

140 months

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Thursday 14th February 2008 quote quote all
The car is definitely not street legal in the U.S. Buyers are required to sign affidavits stating that they will not place the car on the street. If they do, and get caught, the fines start at $3,000.
The affidavits are signed and notarized before any order for the car is placed.

abrussich

106 posts

140 months

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Tuesday 8th April 2008 quote quote all
nickmpower said:
well thats stupid. I wish them luck in selling any, especially with the ariel atom avalible for the street


30 cars were originally alloted for sale to the U.S., (as I heard, not to be taken as gospel), 34 orders were placed.

live ade

86 posts

52 months

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Friday 21st May 2010 quote quote all
"Well, it's designed as a track car! So it really doesn't make sense to drive on the streets. It doesn't have headlights, or bumpers, or airbags, or windshield, or doors... you know, all those pesky things that the USA requires."

It's my understanding - (please correct me if I'm wrong or if this is UK only) that you can order it with a "road pack". this adds luxuries like headlights and brings the wing width in. Doors aren't required, bumpers would be the same as the Elise (ie none/built into the front structure). airbags - it's the same steering wheel as the Elise. There is a vestigial screen.

I can't comment on whether any of this helps you to drive one on the road in the US though !





Edited by live ade on Friday 21st May 11:53

abrussich

106 posts

140 months

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Wednesday 2nd June 2010 quote quote all
That option is not available in the U.S. The 2-11 is strictly a track car stateside.

trip ferguson

2 posts

50 months

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Sunday 18th July 2010 quote quote all
The 2-Eleven could, perhaps, be titled as a "Kit Car", much like the Superformance Cobras, but that would probably ruin the aesthetic value.
I would simply run it on the streets illegally and beg forgiveness when caught. Rural cops are very forgiving in the South.
It would be no different from driving a go-kart or unlicensed motor scooter on the roads.

The real issue is the price. Dealers are demanding $82,500 for them. For that amount of money, one can buy a Z-06 Corvette. $42,000 will buy a 430 HP Corvette, brand new here.

abrussich

106 posts

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Thursday 27th January 2011 quote quote all
After two years of ownership I can attest to the following,

1. some dealers may have asked 82k, Star motor cars did not and sold it at the listed price of 78k.
2. A vette may be cheaper, but on the track I have yet to see one pass the 2-11.
3. Considering how stiff the suspension is and how low to the ground the car is, to drive it on the open road would be plain stupid.
4. It may have been an extravagence, but I have no regrets in having made the purchase and still giggle like a loon everytime out on the track.

Plastique999

10 posts

24 months

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Wednesday 19th September 2012 quote quote all
I second that...my 211 is a track beast. I race on the west coast in the LotusCupUSA series and it is simply a blast! Very few cars are faster on track save Radicals and Formula cars. If you can own or drive one I highly recommend it.

Scuffers

13,895 posts

159 months

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Thursday 20th September 2012 quote quote all
Not sure I would call it a 'track beast'?

Anyway, when you inevitably break the gearbox, you need one of these:



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GOCstC4Sceg


ravon

374 posts

167 months

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Thursday 27th September 2012 quote quote all
Heavens above, Simon, that is really quick ! Please spill the beans on the spec ?

Scuffers

13,895 posts

159 months

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Thursday 27th September 2012 quote quote all
ravon said:
Heavens above, Simon, that is really quick ! Please spill the beans on the spec ?
brief spec of the box is:

fully dogged 6 & 7 speed gearsets (including reverse)
internal oil pump & spray-bar (with external -8 fittings for oil cooler/filter)
bellhousing designed to fit 2ZZ or K20
bespoke concentric clutch slave
3 bearing shafts for maximum strength
S156 steel used throughout, fully heat treated and hardened.
14mm wide gears on 86mm spacing
Over-sized crown-wheel for increased strength
+20mm drive-line to crankshaft spacing (can run 1 piece RH drive-shaft)
will accept any Honda pattern differential (Wavetrack are the tested option)
designed from the outset to work seamlessly with paddle-shifters (Geartronics)

The 6 speed version is slightly shorter than the OEM Honda MT6 box, 7 speed is some 18mm longer, asides that it's identical.

Production cases will be 3 parts cast and 2 in billet (fully billet is a cost option).

currently the ratio's are:

1st - 2.923
2nd - 2.059
3rd - 1.600
4th - 1.304
5th - 1.120
6th - 1.000
7th - 0.926

then the following FD options:

3.4444
3.7059
4.1250

(other ratio's can be done, but would be one-off's at this stage)

Torque rating wise, we are initially looking at 500Nm, but realistically, I would suggest that it will deal with 800+Nm (although the diff choice will need to be though about.)

Jamie Willson has one in his Time Attack Exige, in which he has just won the 2012 Club-Pro championship title last weekend at Snetterton, with the car setting the outright time attack lap record for the Snetterton 300 cct.

Oilchange

3,207 posts

145 months

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Thursday 27th September 2012 quote quote all
Wow! If only my gearbox shifted as seamlessly as that.
Who made it and how much?

Scuffers

13,895 posts

159 months

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Thursday 27th September 2012 quote quote all
Oilchange said:
Wow! If only my gearbox shifted as seamlessly as that.
Who made it and how much?
it's an Eliseparts development, made from clean sheet.

Basic box complete is ~£12K, then options (like the Geartronics Paddleshift ~£3k etc)
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