Ex-Gavin Kershaw designed, built and owned Lotus Motorsport Elise not ex-Autobytel. Built for, and winner of 2003 Lotus Roadsports Series. Subsequently campaigned in British GT 2004. Rebuilt in 2005 to very high specification as follows: Body & Safety Original Lotus Motorsport Elise bodywork. Safety Devices FIA approved Full Roll Cage. Full aero kit incl. front spoiler, removable front splitter, adjustable Carbon Rear Wing, multi-element rear diffuser, side pods, extended roof scoop, exit vents. Perspex windows. 6-point professional FIA approved harness with quick release aircraft buckle Corbeau FIA approved Drivers Seat Quick Release OMP/Lotus Motorsport Steering Wheel Lifeline 2000 FIA approved fully plumbed in Fire Extinguisher Remote Battery Isolator 58 Litre FIA Approved Bag Tank Suspension Dynamics Lotus Motorsport 2-way adjustable dampers with remote reservoirs Stiffer ant-roll bar New Lotus Motorsport wishbones Engine Scholar 2.0 K-Series Evo 4 Block (circa 250bhp) Scholar Custom Steel Billet Crank (one-off, very expensive) Scholar 1438 Custom ground cams (one-off, very expensive) Pistol Racing 82mm Forged Pistons Steel 8 Section Rods 32.5mm inlet valves Roller-Barrel Throttle Bodies MBE ECU with software and laptop harness Stainless Steel Race Exhaust (<90db, keeps the Donington residents happy) Transmission Quaife 6-Speed Sequential dog box (1/2 day testing since rebuild) Quaife Gear Indicator potentiometer Quaife gun-drilled lightweight drive shafts (new) Quaife ATB Differential New stronger CV joints New AP Clutch (1/2 day testing since replacement) Brakes AP 4-Pot calipers with 304mm and 295mm discs (new pads, fluid and disks) Balance bar bias adjuster Pagid pads Castrol SRF Racing Brake Fluid Wheels/Tyres OZ Multispoke 16 and 17 wheels (2 x sets) Dunlop Slicks Dunlop Wets Cooling Increased capacity aluminium radiator Oil Cooler fed from side pod Electrics STACK ST8100 10-channel display system with sensors for all pressure and temperatures plus lateral/longitudinal G, wheel speed, infra-red lap time receiver and corner speed. Full data logging and lap timing. Stu Wiring Harnesses Dash mounted circuit breakers MST Transponder The cylinder head has just been returned from Scholar, after a loose trumpet bolt became wedged between a valve. Head now completely refreshed with new valves, gaskets etc zero use since. Additionally, a new engine mount was fitted as was new plugs and oil. Gearbox was rebuilt in 2005, with ½ day testing since same for clutch, drive shafts and CV joints. One race, ½ day testing and 2 track days since engine build. Subsequently it has had a full nut and bolt check and is ready to race needs nothing. Eligible for a number of series and championships to incl. British GT (Cup Class), AMOC Mid Engined Sportscar Series (Motorsport Class), 750MC, Britcar etc. An exceptionally competitive car in the right hands and a joy to drive. A very, very reluctant sale due to change of series, and a new business opportunity. Can arrange international shipment for overseas customers.
2000 Chassis, built for 2003 Lotus Roadsports Series (UK). Designed and built by Gavin Kershaw - Chief of Vehicle Dynamics - Lotus Cars.
Recent Competition History
Lotus Roadsports Series 2003 - Winner. British GT Cup Class - partial season entrant.