2011 LOTUS S260 SPORT - 4,820 Miles - GRAPHITE GREY - 1 OF 3 IN NA!

2011 Lotus S260 SPORT S260

Lotus S260 SPORT 2011 technical specifications

Condition: Used
Item location: Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
Make: Lotus
Model: S260 SPORT
SubModel: S260
Type: 2rd Car
Trim: S260
Year: 2011
Mileage: 4,820
Color: Gray
Engine size: 4 Cylinder Engine 1.8L/110
Fuel: Gasoline Fuel
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: 2dr Coupe S260
Interior color: Red
Vehicle Title: Clear
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2011 Lotus Exige S260 Sport - Graphite Grey over Red Carbon Seats - 4,820 miles

Looking for a unicorn? Want one of the most sought after Lotus cars ever built? Look no further! This Exige S260 Sport is 1 of 3 produced and imported to North America. One in Aspen White (Indianapolis), one in Phantom Black, and the other in our shop available for purchase! The standard Lotus Exige already represents to many the ultimatesports carboth on and off the track. That said, the S 260 Sport raises the bar even higher and represents the pinnacle of the Lotus experience. The S260 Sport (not to be confused with the S260) offers several enhancements over the standard Exige including extensive carbon fiber bodywork (roof, wing, front splitter, mechanical access panels, etc.), carbon fiber trim (dash, sills, seats, etc), limited slip, touring package (cup holder,interiorstowage net, full carpet, ipod connectivity, leather center console, stowage space divider, additional acoustic insulation) and track package (Lotus Motorsport tuned Ohlin Dampers, height adjustable springs) all as standard. The engine is modified as well and sees the HP boosted to 257 with 174 lb-ft of torque. 0-60 times for the car are estimated at less than 4 seconds by Lotus yet still returning 20MPG city and 26MPG highway.

This well pampered example has been equipped with the only factory option (starshieldpaintprotection) and shows only 4,820 miles on the odometer. One of only three S260 Sports imported for 2011, this vehicle is an instant classic. Original MSRP was nearly $80,000 before the added enhancements. The S260 Sport is 60lbs lighter than the S260 and weighs in right at 2,000 lbs. Depending on which wheels are fitted and which bits you add or take off, this vehicle can have a curb weight under 2,000 lbs!

We originally acquired this vehicle out of a private collection on the west coast in February of 2016 with only 800 miles. The vehicle then came to us and we changed all the fluids, replaced the tires and went through a thorough inspection. Vehicle has not been involved in any accidents and has not seen any paint or body work. Overall, this vehicle is exceptionally clean and in showroom condition. Prior to delivery, we upgraded several items and added several nice bits including:

V2 arms and shims

The car is fitted with an SYS 6pk, and is ready for harnesses

Radium catch cans

Sector111 G-pan baffled oil pan

Nitron rear toe outer links (Sector111)

Bullet studs

DBW pedals (Sector111)

Innovate red engine mounts (2)

The BritishSpeed Comprehensive S260 registry has done a fabulous job entailing the history and specifics of the S260 Sports and Cup editions. The information below is taken directly fromThe comprehensive Exige 260 Registry

From 2006 to 2007, Lotus Sport (Lotus's motorsport division) assembled track-ready CUP versions of the popular S2 Exige platform. Exige Cup's were not able to be registered for street use in the US but was able to be registered in some limited European markets. In 2008, Lotus Sport announced a more powerful continuation - the Lotus Sport Exige Cup 260. The former Cup had evolved to 255 bhp and had now been raised slightly to 257 bhp (thereby rounding up to be 260). Although the extra HP didn't make the Cup 260 noticeably quicker than its predecessor (or even a 220 hp version) it was custom tailored for its intended purpose - to exercise tracks. At 2046 lbs, the 2008 Cup 260 could achieve zero to sixty times within 4.1 seconds and sprints to 100 in 9.9 seconds. Externally, the 2008 Cup 260 was not very distinct from previous Cup's other than a Cup 260 rear decal and European Y-spoke rims. This Cup 260 featured the same changes all other 2008 Exiges received - including new black-faced instrument panel with shift lights, sensisoft dash and trim texturing, variable slip traction control and launch control. Cup 260's came standard with 12.1 inch disk brakes up front with AP four-piston AP Racing calipers and 11.1 inch disk brakes in rear with sliding Brembo calipers, adjustable suspension dampers, a stiffer anti-roll bar, six-point roll cage, double shear control arm brace and sport seats for 56,034 euros - the equivalent of $20,000 more than the base Exige.

Available options included:

Yokohama slicks

FIA certified Recaro/Lotus Sport drivers seat with six-point harness

18 gallon fuel cell

Stage 2 catless sports exhaust

Racing style gearbox with straight-cut gears

Lotus Sport limited slip differential

The 2008 Lotus Sport Exige Cup 260 was not made available or sold in North America - only in Europe and other markets for about 2 months. The abbreviated assembly time allowed for more comprehensive preparation and planning for the 2009 model year.

In October 2008, the 2009 Exige Cup 260 replacement was unveiled first at the Paris Auto show as a car on a diet. Eighty six pounds were shed through the extensive use of carbon fiber and other omissions of equipment. In addition to a lighter, more balanced weight, the 2009 Cup 260 also added more track equipment as standard.

The 2009 Exige Sport/ Cup 260 was and remains the most pure, focused and powerful street-legal series-2 production Exige.

In November of 2008, Lotus premiered the North American version of the Exige Cup 260, simply labeled the Exige Sport 260 at the LA Auto Show. The Sport 260 was sold as the continuation and evolution of the Cup version yet was now also fully street legal in all 50 states.

For 2009, Lotus originally planned 50 units to be allocated to North America – however, these totals were severely reduced as a result of production complications and global economic conditions. At the end of the 2009 model year, only 25 (not including the one Canadian car) Sport 260's were manufactured and delivered to the US. From mid 2008 through 2009, most auto manufacturers were suffering from reduced sales. Lotus may have overestimated the demand of the 260 (at its price point) and time required in the build process for many labor intensive hand-managed components. In addition, to complicate the laborious 260 production, the assembly line in Hethel was also ramping up for the upcoming Evora and supplying components for the Tesla roadster.

A revised 2010 Cup 260 was shown in August 2009 with a slightly detuned ECU (for enhanced CO2) and incorporating the standard 2010 Exige restyle elements along with some CUP specific additions. The Cup substituted carbon fiber again for some strategic external panels along with full complement in the interior. The 2010 restyle added a smaller version of the 2008 Exige GT3 show car's fixed spoiler in place of the former hatch-mounted Exige wing. squared off oil cooler and grill openings.

Given the poor sales of the 2009 Exige Sport 260 in North America, Lotus was initially undecided about exporting another version for 2010. Lotus conducted focus groups regarding the Sport 260 and received feedback that the exterior graphics were polarizing. Finally in December 2010, Lotus announced plans for a North American 2010 Sport 260 which would not include any badges, labeling or graphics (other than any paintwork revealing exposed carbon fiber). Even the rear LOTUS lettering was omitted. Unusually, despite an effort to tone down the exterior, the North American Sport 260 received bright red door and seat inserts.

The Exige Scura/Stealth was sold in Europe and Asia in mid 2010 with porous-textured, matte-finished paint. The Scura/Stealth had the 260 tune along with some other Sport/Cup components but added a back window back in, carbon fiber shift tunnel and different carbon fiber seats.

Lotus sales for 2010 were slightly better than 2009 - due in part to improved global economic conditions and the addition of the newly launched Evora sales to the bottom line. The Evora did not turn out to be the sales homerun Lotus was counting on as many were left unsold in dealer stock at the end of the year. Although 2010 Cup 260 sales exceeded the 2009 model year, overall Exige sales were impacted due to consumer dissatisfaction with the mismatched restyle. In North America, the initial plan of selling 50 Sport 260's was again scaled back with just 30 being exported.

Lotus's supply of Toyota-sourced 2ZZ engines came down to their final stock in 2010, enough for 2011 production. This was anticipated as Lotus prepared for a final run of S2 Elise and Exige's. The assembly period and sales of a model year varied between regions. The 2010 Cup 260 represented the end of the line of the ultimate Exige for most markets in December 2010. To mark the final year for the 2ZZ and S2 Exige, Lotus planned a number of limited editions for the 2011 model year. The RGB version, in recognition of Roger Becker’s retirement, was the first and the last limited edition Exige in 2011 for most markets. The last Exige (except for North America) produced in December 2010 was a limited edition RGB version.

For North America, in addition to the RGB, there were some additional limited editions planned to mark the end of Elise/Exige models - a 'Final' Edition Elise and Exige were packaged along with a Matte edition Exige. These were mainly cosmetic packages which did not include many of the Sport/Cup 260's upgrades. The 2011 RGB, Final and Matte editions did not have any carbon fiber exterior or interior components, had one piece front disc brakes, no accusump or other added performance weight-saving measures. In essence, the RGB, Final and Matte editions were the same any standard 2010 S240's with the detuned 2010 260 ECU and a plaque.

In July 2010, there were 3 unfinished Sport Exige’s left over from unrealized 2010 North American production that had not been finished. The 3 final Exige Sport 260's were completed and exported to the US in late 2010 as 2011's with 2011 VIN's. Against the earlier focus groups advise, these 3 final 2011 Sport 260's included all the graphics which was present on all 2009 Sport and 2009+ Cup cars with full rear LOTUS lettering.

In late 2012, the series 3 Exige is slated to go into production. As Lotus struggles through ownership transition and financial circumstances, the series 3 Exige will take Lotus in a slightly different direction incorporating the same supercharged V6 utilized by the Evora S along with specially designed electronic aids intended to enhance driver capability and stabilize traction. The S3 has the ability to be a stellar car with equally impressive performance - however it remains to be seen if the electronic assistance inhibits any of the tactile experience or visceral qualities that made the Sport/ Cup 260 the ultimate driver's car. For now, there are no plans to 'federalize' or export the V6 Exige to North America in street-legal form causing the Sport 260 to be the pinnacle until that changes.

Vehicle has been inspected and all services are up to date. We performed an interior, exterior, and engine detail and the paint now glistens in the sunlight! Graphite Grey is one of the most attractive colors available and must be seen in person to appreciate the color and how the light reacts with the metallic flake in the paint. Vehicle comes with two keys, owner’s manual and service records from when we acquired it.

Please consider this an invitation to visit Gator Motorsport! If you have any questions or wish for more information about this vehicle or any other vehicle, please do not hesitate to call Brian Henry @ 317-245-6312 or emailBrian@GatorMotorsport.com


  • 17" x 7.0" alloy wheels
  • Black mesh front brake ducts, black engine bay outlets, black radiator outlet
  • Body color rear wing
  • Dual body color side mirrors
  • High intensity projection beam headlights
  • Intermittent windshield wiper
  • P225/45WR17 performance tires
  • Sculpted roof scoop
  • Aerodynamic rear diffuser
  • Body color front splitter, body color side scoops
  • Composite fiberglass body
  • Front mud guards
  • Inflatable spare tire kit
  • LED taillights
  • Rear window
  • Tinted glass


  • Air conditioning
  • Anti-theft system w/immobilizer & alarm
  • Instrumentation -inc: high definition LCD message panel, customizable display options, progressive shift lights, tachometer
  • Leather & cloth door trim
  • Rearview mirror
  • Aluminum trimmed shift knob & handbrake sleeve
  • Dual leather sun visors
  • Interior tailgate release
  • Leather-wrapped Momo steering wheel


  • 1.8L DOHC MPFI 16-valve VVTL-i supercharged mid-mounted I4 engine -inc: launch control
  • 6-speed close ratio manual transmission w/OD
  • Eibach coaxial coil springs & Bilstein mono-tube gas shock absorbers
  • Front stabilizer bar
  • Lightweight aluminum chassis
  • Limited slip differential
  • Rear wheel drive
  • 4-wheel vented cross-drilled disc brakes
  • AP Racing & Brembo calipers
  • Engine start button
  • Independent front & rear suspension w/unequal length wishbones
  • Lightweight steel rear sub-frame -inc: seat belt support structure
  • Manual steering
  • Uprated clutch plate & cover


  • 4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS)
  • Driver & passenger airbags
  • Side guard door beams
  • Variable traction control
  • Daytime running lights
  • Dual seat belts w/pretensioners
  • Tire pressure monitor


  • Concealed antenna

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