Lotus Sport Exige 240R – SOLD


19,355* Miles
2005 / 05
Exterior Colour:
Lotus Sport Yellow
Interior Colour:
Black & Yellow Leather
6-Speed Manual


The Lotus Sport Exige 240R was a limited edition model based on the previous years ‘Mk2’ Exige and was produced by the Lotus Sport division at Hethel.

Only 50 vehicles were made, making them very sought after and rarely available for sale.

Standard Specification for the 240 R was as follows:

Supercharged and intercooled 2ZZ engine producing 240bhp & 170lb/ft.

Twin front-mounted oil coolers and Accusump oil surge protection.

Two-way adjustable Ohlins dampers with track spec springs.

Adjustable front anti-roll bar.

Uprated front brake setup.

Motorsport spec T45 roll over protection bar.

Special trimmed race seats with Schroth harnesses.

Lightweight 5-spoke forged alloy wheels with new Yokohama A048 tyres.

Lotus Sport developed front splitter and rear spoiler.

Unique Lotus Sport build plate.



Just 2 owners from new, the last for 15 years, this Exige 240 R is presented in delightful condition, recently benefitting from having the nose repainted by Option 1 Motorsport, along with a new Windscreen.

*PLEASE NOTE – The Instrument stack was replaced under warranty by Stratstone Lotus soon after purchase when the car had covered around 10,000 Miles, the speedo now displays 9,355 miles since then but the exact mileage covered when it was replaced has not been officially recorded.

A spare set ‘Racing Dynamics’ 16″ front and 17″ rear wheels are included with the car, they are currently fitted with Yokohama Advan Wet Tyres but these tyres need replacing and are not useable. Also included are its original handbook, Ohlins Tools for adjusting the dampers along with its Spare Keys & Clifford Alarm Remotes – the car is also fitted with a Sony Single CD/Radio which the owner said he’d never turned on !

There isn’t a huge amount of history with the car as the long term owner carried out regular maintenance himself, pretty much after every trip to the circuit – but the MOT record is complete and it has been unused and declared SORN since its last service at Lotus Silverstone in September 2020, and has been largely unused since 2015.

The engine was replaced by Lotus in 2009, invoice present, the car has covered around 8,000 Miles since.

A new throttle body was fitted in January 2022, also carried out at Lotus Silverstone.

This example is build number 30 of just 50 in total worldwide, of which 18 were destined for the UK market.


Service History

Supplied new by Stratstone Lotus Leicester 20 July 2005

Running In Service by Stratstone Lotus Leicester on 21 September 2005 @ 1,370 Miles

Regular Service by Stratstone Lotus Leicester on 21 August 2006 @ 5,315 Miles

Regular Service inc. Spark Plugs by Stratstone Lotus Leicester on 3 September 2007 @ 8,836 Miles

2nd Owner purchased from Stratstone Lotus Leicester on 14 September 2007

Instrument Stack replaced under warranty by Stratstone Lotus Leicester – Early 2008 – Exact date and mileage not known

MOT 5th September 2008 @ 998 Miles

Front Big Brake Kit by Lotus Cars on 5th March 2009

Engine Replaced by Stratstone Lotus Silverstone on 18 June 2009 @ 1,499 Miles

MOT 23rd October 2009 @ 2,066 Miles

MOT 2nd November 2010 @ 3,698 Miles

Engine Oil & Filter and Accusump Filter replaced on 17 June 2011 @ 4,404 Miles

MOT 26th October 2011 @ 5,835 Miles

MOT 25th October 2012 @ 6,739 Miles

MOT 5th November 2013 @ 8,243 Miles

MOT 17th October 2014 @ 8,559 Miles

Accusump Pressure Switch replaced by Lotus Silverstone on 9th October 2015 @ 8,883 Miles

MOT 9th November 2015 @ 8,944 Miles

MOT 13th June 2017 @ 8,957 Miles

MOT 19th March 2019 @ 9,066 Miles

MOT 8th September 2020 @ 9,160 Miles

Service, Aux Drive Belt, AC Service & Brake Fluid by Lotus Silverstone on 14 September 2020 @ 9,213 Miles

MOT 17th January 2022 @ 9,311 Miles

Throttle Body replaced by Lotus Silverstone on 24 January 2022 @ 9,311 Miles

2 Owners


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