Used Car of the Day: 2011 Lotus Evora S

Tim Healey
by Tim Healey

Hey, wanna buy a Lotus?

This 2011 Lotus Evora S with 51,000 miles and a manual transmission might be your speed.

The car appears to be well-maintained and the seller says it's "well-sorted".

Mods include a carbon-fiber louvered rear window, carbon fiber sail panel, a GT4-style wing, modified tail lights, Alcantara steering wheel, rear subwoofers, front tweeters, and Recaro seats. The intake, exhaust, clutch, flywheel, and shifter are all modded.

The brakes are also upgraded -- and there's even more I am not listing here for the sake of brevity.

Some of the downsides include flawed paint and some cosmetic issues on the inside and undercarriage.

Click here to see this Wisconsin-based car -- note the Road America license plate, I approve -- that has an ask of $55,000.

[Images: Seller]

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Tim Healey
Tim Healey

Tim Healey grew up around the auto-parts business and has always had a love for cars — his parents joke his first word was “‘Vette”. Despite this, he wanted to pursue a career in sports writing but he ended up falling semi-accidentally into the automotive-journalism industry, first at Consumer Guide Automotive and later at He also worked as an industry analyst at Mintel Group and freelanced for, CarFax,, High Gear Media, Torque News,,, among others, and of course Vertical Scope sites such as,, and He’s an urbanite and as such, doesn’t need a daily driver, but if he had one, it would be compact, sporty, and have a manual transmission.

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  • Sobhuza Trooper Subaru, they were almost there with the BRAT. --On a lighter note, where the hell is my Cooper Works Mini truck?
  • Mike Evs do suck, though. I mean, they really do.
  • Steve Biro I don’t care what brand but it needs to be a compact two-door with an ICE, traditional parallel hybrid or both. A manual transmission option would be nice but I don’t expect it - especially with a hybrid. Don’t show me an EV.
  • ToolGuy Lose a couple of cylinders, put the rest in a straight line and add a couple of turbos. Trust me.
  • ToolGuy Got no money for the Tasman, it is going to the Taxman. 🙁