111RS Spyder Build: Part 1

We are building a new Lotus Elise Spyder and I wanted to start blogging about the work. This car is based on an Exige S240 and will feature many of our mechanical upgrades. We have a brave client, Shane, who has agreed to be our sponsor and I can’t think of a better client to work with. Shane has owned many cool cars including an Elise, Atom3, GTR and more.

 Our inspiration

Our inspiration

We love light cars and the Lotus are from the factory, very light. Drastic measures are needed to really shave weight from these cars. Our donor Exige S240 had rolled on track so was in need of new bodywork so we got thinking…this sketch below came from one brainstorm with a designer Sergio.

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We decided to run with this ralley inspired style and landed on the following renders from our friends at RogueCollective.

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