Drew does his first Targa Rally in a Lotus Elise Sports Car

11.11.2020

Drew Dundas does a Targa Rally for the first time in a Lotus Elise 2 Door Sports Car Under $120K

CAN A FIRST TIMER
DO A TARGA RALLY?

Drew Dundas has shared his story about competing in his first ever rally event at Targa Great Barrier Reef in Queensland. He had spend a couple of years as a volunteer at the rally but decided it was time to have a go himself.

 

WHAT TARGA RALLY
CAR DID DREW USE?

After doing a lot of research about what would be an ideal Targa Rally car, Drew eveually chose a Lotus Elise 2012 model with the 1.8 litre supercharged engine. A second hand Lotus Elise is a great choice for a sports car under $60K for sale in Australia to use for things like track days or targa rally events. The Elise is a two door, mid-engined, rear wheel drived sports car that is very light weight with precise, nimble handling.

Red Book's Private Price Guide has an Elise 2012 sports car valued at around $35-$40K depending on the kilometres and condition. 

 

THE CHALLENGING 28KM STAGE ON THE OLD PALMERSTONE HIGHWAY WAS SUCH AN ADRENALINE RUSH WITH THE BENDS, NARROW ROADS AND CAUTIONS ALL MAKING FOR A MEMORABLE STAGE. THE LOTUS WAS DESIGNED FOR THESE TYPES OF ROADS"

 

So you can enjoy using it on your favourite country backroad or head to a racing circuit like Eastern Creek, Sandown or Queensland Raceway to get a complete track day driving experience.

 

WHAT DID DREW
THINK OF THE ELISE?

Here is what Drew had to say about using the Lotus Elise sports car for the Targa Great Barrier Reef Rally. From his reaction he was pretty happy that he bought the Elise sports car for under $100K 

 

 

...I DISCOVERED ON MANY CORNERS THAT THE CAR WILL PERFORM AT A LEVEL THE MIND HAS DIFFICULTY COMPREHENDING...

THE ELISE IS ONE OF THOSE CARS THAT MAKES YOU SMILE WHEN YOU DRIVE IT AND TAKE A SECOND PEEK WHEN YOU SEE IT. PEOPLE WANT OT ASK QUESTIONS ABOUT IT AND KIDS WANT TO SIT IN IT

WILL BE BACK NEXT YEAR - DEFINITELY

 

 

READ DREW'S STORY HERE

 


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