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Street-Legal Lotus 340R Hits eBay

by Kenny Hoeschen
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The Lotus 340R is built for the track, with a lightweight chassis and a 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine that generates 252 horsepower. Weighing in at just 1,545 pounds, this performance open-top racer goes from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 4.4 seconds with a top speed of 130 mph. Just 340 of the vehicles were ever built and the seller of this one says it’s the only model certified as street-legal in the United States.

With its┬áminimalist interior, no doors, and an open top design, the 340R isn’t a car you’ll necessarily use as your daily driver, even if it is legal to take to the Wal-Mart. But it may make getting your Lotus to the track a bit easier if you can skip the trailer, and it’s sure to shine once it hits the circuit.

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The 340R is just one of only 340 of its type, and shows just 3,577 miles on the clock. It’s available now on eBay with a starting bid of $75,500(USD). It seems no one’s biting at this point, with the auction scheduled to end on September 6, 2014.

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