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...taxing the collective brain again here: which purpose-built lotus track cars have been sold as road-legal variants (UK counts), besides the seven, 340r, and 2-eleven?..
 

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...as near as i can tell, there have been road-going examples of nearly all lotus sports racers, so it's probably better to group them together as the latter classification, rather than breaking out street-legal variants on a case-by-case basis...similarly, there have been track-purposed variants of a great many lotus road cars, and i think duplicating those listings within the sports racer category might only serve to unnecessarily complicate the timeline...

...here's my production sports racer list as it currently stands - note that i've omitted the X180R, 114, and motorsport/cup variants......

Mark 6
Mark VIII
Mark IX
Mark X
Eleven
Seven
15
17
19
23
30
40
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...as near as i can tell, there have been road-going examples of nearly all lotus sports racers, so it's probably better to group them together as the latter classification, rather than breaking out street-legal variants on a case-by-case basis...similarly, there have been track-purposed variants of a great many lotus road cars, and i think duplicating those listings within the sports racer category might only serve to unnecessarily complicate the timeline...
:confused: I have no idea what that meant :confused:

In the end everything Lotus makes is a car. If it runs (without breaking) you can pretty much guarantee that someone has tracked if not competitively raced it. If its street legal as well then someone probably drove it on the street as well.
 

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:confused: I have no idea what that meant :confused:
...i'm putting together a lotus production timeline for wikipedia this weekend, and thusly constructing some manner of consistent classification scheme for the various gray-area models...i'm grouping production track cars like those listed above as 'sports racers', distinct from track variants of production road cars and also distinct from dedicated racing cars like the various formula models..
 

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There was a road legal GT1 Elise which is awsome in the flesh. Big V8 with light Elise based car - total monster.

Also the Sport 190 variants of the S1 and S2 elises were track only cars put through as special road use.
 
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