A quick walkthrough of my 2-Eleven rep project, for everyone who expressed an interest :-).
Lotus Elise S1 chassis, previously had a professional conversion by Auto-Teknix to Audi S3 1.8T BAM (225bhp) engine and gearbox.
Now a rolling chassis on Ultralite alloys (new) & AO48 Advans (old),
Radiator removed and front plastics cleaned up. New front rad hoses installed. All wishbones were refurbed and Powerflex-bushed a few years ago (zero road miles since). Adjustable motorsport front ARB. Front brake calipers in place. Brake & clutch MCs in place. Brake lines remain throughout.
Front & rear 2-Eleven-specific bulkheads installed. Genuine Lotus panels.
Lower dash panel removed per factory 2-Elevens. Also lower side ali fixings removed (required for Elise bodywork but not 2-Eleven). Steering column loosely in place. Original S1 steering wheel. Gear change in place with six-speed knob to suit Audi engine.
Rear longerons removed, new genuine Lotus replacements shown alongside the restored fuel tank. Rear tie rods will certainly need replacing.
Lotus Exige S1 LSS coilovers fitted all round. Steering rack still in situ.
2-Eleven inner side pods mocked up. Rivnut inserts are used throughout so external panels are bolt on/off.
Front-most rear panel mocked up. Note space for filler cap.
Outer side pods mocked up. LHS is genuine Lotus with some damage, RHS is aftermarket.
Boot lid mocked up. This is normally finished with a central black grille and aero catches.
Aftermarket side scoops, showing both sides.
Genuine Lotus rear transom panel, looks worse in real life! No rear lights included.
Front clam mocked up. Genuine Lotus with some damage. No headlights or access panels.
Low-mileage rear calipers.
Audi 1.8T BAM (Audi S3) engine & box, dry-stored and regularly turned over.
Boxes of random parts:
Pics to follow: front splitter carrier (ali panel – Genuine Lotus), 2x Tillett GRP race seats with harness holes (tatty), Genuine Lotus 2-Eleven road-spec rollcage.