simply sports cars


In 2006, Simply Sports Cars was founded by Director & Engineer Lee Knappett in Sydney, with an aim to import used Lotus cars from the UK to Australia. A delay in testing and granting of licences made Lee decide to put his Degree in Automotive Engineering to use and assist with track support for some of the competitors in the single-make Lotus race series running at the time. As with any race car, room for improvement was quickly identified on the Exiges, and so the development of Simply Sports Cars line of performance products was born.


As Simply Sports Cars' reputation for designing products and offering services grew, news filtered down to track day enthusiasts and other road car owners who simply sought quality servicing and repairs, carried out by experienced professionals.


"Wish i could give 10 stars !!  SSC continually provide the highest level of support,
innovation & service in the industry. Completely unrivalled by any other
dealership or workshop." 

Nic O'Sullivan


"Great team of enthusiastic professionals
that have created a real sense of community
around the brand."

Josh Ponton 


"The service by the SSC Lotus guys is second to none!
thanks for always looking after me fellas!"

Jade Green

As a result, the team at Simply Sports Cars rapidly expanded and outgrew their original Balmain home, forcing a relocation to Artarmon on Sydney's North Shore. In 2013, the national importer for Lotus cars recognised the prominence of Simply Sports Cars within the Lotus community and granted exclusive dealership rights for the NSW territory to Simply Sports Cars.

Twelve months later, Simply Sports Cars Lotus became the number one dealer for Lotus sales nationally and soon after moved into the purpose-built facility in Artarmon. Fast forward to 2017 and Simply Sports Cars are not only the Australian Distributor for Lotus Cars selling the Elise, Exige and Evora, but have also taken on the exhilarating KTM X-Bow range as well.


Run by race engineers the focus is to sell, service & create a lifestyle around sports cars for people who love driving, on the road or race track. Simply Sports Cars are equipped for all your needs. Whether that be for your new or used vehicle, a routine service for your pride and joy or a full competition race car build. We have two dealerships with one located in Sydney & the other one in Melbourne.

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