Used Car of the Day: A 2009 Lotus 2-Eleven Track Toy
If you want or need a track toy and can swing a $70,000 asking price, this 2009 Lotus 2-Eleven could be yours.
The owner/seller claims that the tires wear slowly and the brake pads last an entire racing season, so that right there is a selling point since the cost of tires and brakes can be prohibitive for those looking to work their way into amateur racing.
The car has the 1.8-liter, turbocharged four-cylinder engine from Toyota that makes 255 horsepower. That kind of power should have no problem pushing a 1,600-lb car around the track.
The transmission is a six-speed manual and it has factory parts like a rollbar and Recaro seats. The dash is custom, however, and the brake system has been upgraded.
The seller says the car is track-ready as is and this non-streetable car has never been used for racing, just for open track days. It also appears ready for open trailering.
Check it out if you're looking for a weekend toy for the summer.
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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 Web2Carz.com. He also worked as an industry analyst at Mintel Group and freelanced for About.com, CarFax, Vehix.com, High Gear Media, Torque News, FutureCar.com, Cars.com, among others, and of course Vertical Scope sites such as AutoGuide.com, Off-Road.com, and HybridCars.com. 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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