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General Information

Year
2007
Make
Lotus
Model
elise
Color
red
Packages
jdm honda k20, torson lsd, exige rims/tires,
History
Purchased on ebay from Okla City cop in June, '13; $33k and <8000 miles, no damage anywhere. Later, I had misfire (computer said #3, but it was #2, and that wasn't the only mistake the computer made. Took it to phoenix tuner who put custom 3" turbo in my '03 Honda s2000, because I wanted to swap if possible. The big problem was nobody had done it commercially except in UK, with the FI engine. There were Innovative parts available, but not without problems: Chris (tuner) had to modify one mount and completely refabricate another. It took just over a year (and >$10k), but I am tickled with the critical variable--performance/fit/finish. Not only much faster, but now has cc, so I should be able to avoid tickets (?).
2007 Lotus elise (red)

Modifications

Interior
Have done nothing to the interior. This car was literally top prize in Yoko sweepstakes (1 in US, 1 in Japan), and so has both elise/exige options: alpine stereo, ac, front oil cooler (REALLY a pain for engine swap), roof,... They had foresight to avoid fi: 'be a bummer to have the prize winner get in an accident.
Exterior
Not counting the wheels/tires, this is the only real exterior mod so far; sure looks good. Second pic is of new forged rims (15x6, 16x7) with street tires; there is second set with exige spec track tires: yoko with mileage index like 40; they literally evaporate. The tires shown are michellin; I think their index is like 200.
Audio
apine stereo. I'm confident it sounds good, but I rarely get to hear it because the engine's almost never off.

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