2000 LOTUS EXIGE S1

KEY FACTS

  • A unique example of the lightweight sports car, transformed by the addition of a potent Audi engine and now boasting a power-to-weight ratio of around 448bhp per tonne.
  • Under the engine lid sits a 1.8-litre turbocharged Audi inline-four, producing around 350bhp, delivered to the rear wheels through a six-speed manual gearbox.
  • The car also benefits from significant upgrades to the brakes and suspension.
  • Only 7,000 miles have been covered since the Audi engine conversion.
  • It has had just one private owner from new, and is now offered by the trade.

EQUIPMENT AND FEATURES

  • This Exige is finished in Phantom Black over a performance-focused cabin equipped with aftermarket MOG Evo carbon-fibre racing seats finished with Reverie red leather inserts and red Luke racing harnesses.
  • It rides on its original black-finished 16-inch alloy wheels, shod with Toyo tyres.
  • As well as its turbocharged Audi engine, the car has also been modified with the addition of an upgraded clutch, Jenvey throttle body, a six-speed transmission, a Quaife ATB limited-slip differential, Nitron adjustable suspension and uprated brake discs.
  • The car is accompanied by a folder documenting its upgrades and associated receipts for over £21,000 of maintenance and modifications.

Specification:

  • Audi 350bhp engine upgrade by Auto-Teknix
  • 6-speed gearbox with Quaife ATB limited-slip differential
  • Nitron adjustable suspension, fully rebuilt at 44,500 miles
  • Upgraded full aluminium radiator
  • Upgraded rear toe links
  • Aluminium-belled brake discs
  • Emerald ECU
  • Jenvey throttle bodies
  • Upgraded clutch
  • MOG Evo carbon-fibre seats with Reverie leather seat pads
  • Luke safety harnesses
  • Plumbed-in fire extinguisher
  • Internal and external electrical cut-offs
  • PC680 lightweight battery
  • A-frame rear roll bar
  • Rear view camera with LCD display
  • Motorsport roof scoop
  • Lightweight Motorsport engine cover

CONDITION

  • There is no recorded bodywork damage. This Exige has been safely kept in storage for the last five years.
  • The Phantom Black paintwork is in good overall condition, with various small marks around the car in line with its use and mileage. These include stone chips on the nose and the door mirrors caps, bubbling on the passenger-side rear quarter panel, and minor rippling and ‘spidering’ on the front clamshell.
  • The interior presents well, with some slight wear to the driver’s seat pad and steering wheel.
  • The alloy wheels are in good shape, but both rear wheels feature scuffs and chips on their outer rims, and would benefit from refurbishment in due course.
  • There are no known mechanical or electrical faults.
  • The car’s last MOT test was conducted on 20 August 2021 at 45,334 miles, which resulted in a clean, first-time pass.

SERVICE HISTORY

  • This Exige’s most recent routine maintenance was on 3 September 2021 at 45,559 miles by Lotus specialist Will Blackham Automotive, who carried out an engine oil and filter change, and performed a pre-sale inspection.
  • Prior to this, in April 2016 at 44,509 miles Gugliemi Motorsport carried out a major service which included rebuilding of the Nitron suspension and replacement of the cambelt, at a total cost of £2,482.84.

SUMMARY

Upgraded to a high standard, this Lotus Exige S1 remains a thoroughly engaging, lightweight sports car, with the added benefit of a greater power-to-weight ratio than a Porsche Carrera GT. Fully track-prepared and presented in smart overall condition, this Exige would make a truly formidable circuit toy, and remains entirely road-legal should its next owner wish to experience its impressive performance on the public highway.

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Car Overview

  • 45,594 miles
  • manual
  • RHD
  • Phantom Black
  • Carbon / Red
  • 1.8L
  • VINSCCGA1111YHC80079


Lot Overview

  • Lot #05731
  • trade Sale
  • Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom

Seller

  • Audiophile

Exterior  (78)

Interior  (41)

Documents  (11)

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