This stunning one owner Lotus Elise Cup R is the very first car produced, Chassis Number 001, and was bought directly by its only owner from the Lotus Motorsport Department’s stand at the Autosport Show in 2014, for the sum of £51,950.
The car was fitted with a number of accessories, such as an FIA specification fuel cell, Cup R FIA seat and belts, ultra light forged wheels, additional supercharger radiator and pipe insulation, larger front brake discs, carbon centre box surround, relocated fuel filler for vertical filling, FIA fully plumbed extinguisher, uprated springs and JRZ shock absorbers, a lightweight race battery, and air conditioning.
It was campaigned in both the Lotus Cup and Elise Trophy in 2014, in addition to events in Snetterton, Rockingham and Silverstone during 2015.
The Elise was run, kept, tuned (a lot!) and maintained by ‘Hangar 111’, Lotus specialists in Suffolk (also this years’ Cup Champions). The car has just been returned from Hangar 111 following a full post-race and season overhaul.
Supplied with its original Lotus order form and title document, this stunning car is equally ready go racing with, or to be preserved as an investment grade car for the future.