Lotus Elise Sport 190 - K20 & Quaife Sequential
I've contemplated putting this up for sale for a while as I've debated whether this is too nice for me to take racing as a novice 🙈.
The car started life as a rare Sport 190 model (One of 33, apparently) before being converted to a K20 in 2007 when the original VHPD engine failed.
Shortly after I purchased the car in 2017 and after the discovery of a chassis repair I was unsure of, the car was rebuilt onto a brand new chassis from Lotus in 2018 by Lotus Dealer Hofmanns of Henley. The car retains it’s original chassis number and is not recorded.
Not long after the rebuild, I replaced the Supercharged UK K20A2 with a 60k mile JDM K20a (With new chain and tensioners) and Quaife sequential. Once mounted, this went to Dan@HPE for installation, setup and mapping where it made very strong numbers on their conservative dyno (235bhp, compared to the usual 210-215 expected for a stock K20!)
Spec is too long to remember/list but I’ll do my best here;
2002 Lotus Elise Sport 190
Original K20 conversion by Hoffmann’s
Low mileage JDM K20a with Skunk2 Ultra making 235bhp
Mocal Oil Cooler
Spitfire Engineering fuel pump
Pro-alloy lightweight high capacity fuel tank
ITG Enclosed air filter
Kpro v4 ECU mapped by Dan@HPE
Quaife Sequential gearbox (Revised v2 version and has only done 2 trackdays and ~100 miles) with flatshift by Geartronics Easyshift
Nitron ‘Hofmanns spec’ NTR40 dampers & custom Eibach springs
Suspension rebuilt with nitron wishbone bearings, fresh ball joints and uniball toe links < 5k miles ago
Nitron quick rack
Racefab light weight motorsport reduced bump steering arms & rose jointed rod ends
Lotus AP 4 Piston front calipers on two piece Alcon 308mm rotors.
Lotus motorsport 2 piston rear calipers on two piece Alcon 288mm rotors.
Safety devices full roll cage (Front can be removed very easily)
Polycarb rear window
Reverie CF Seats with 6 point harnesses
OMP Wheel with removable boss
Dash2Pro Dash with GPS lap timer and Go Pro Cable
Lightweight single skin CF roof panel
Lightweight CF boot panel (also includes original)
CF Side pods
Chassis mounted Reverie CF wing
BAMD CF Diffuser
Sport 190 front splitters
Chris Tullet 28″ repackable silencer
SJ Racing forged wheels
Armorfend protected front clam
Lightweight battery and cage
Yet to be fitted, but can be included or even fitted by negotation;
Armtech battery cut off
Lifeline 360 eletrically activated plumbed extinguisher
Car weighs 762kg with no fuel.
All in all, it’s a very sorted and very fast car where at this point everything has been refurbished or replaced bar the low mileage engine and the clam shells. Mileage on original stack (included) is 47k miles. The car has done around 1000 miles since the new chassis.
I recently took it on a road trip around Germany and the Nurburgring and it was as at home on country roads as it is on a race track.
It’s sat in between extreme road/track car and race car at the moment and could be used for either. The only thing it needs to go racing is the last bits fitting, but could also be pretty civilised with the brand new full carpet set I have for it.
It’s the ultimate track day weapon IMO and in it’s current guise has managed to improve on some of the lap times from when it was supercharged!
I’ll continue to use it on trackdays and competitive events in the mean time – the next outing is Brands GP on 13/09 where I’ll happily take a prospective buyer out for a few laps.
Spares, multiple sets of wheels including wets and hillclimb slicks available by negotation.
Will consider PX for another race car.