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Anyone use a Lotus soft top roof on this Roadster

Discussion in 'Roadster 2008-2012' started by Warrenbonz, Jan 20, 2020.

  1. Warrenbonz

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    Whoops! Title should read : " Has anyone used a Lotus soft top roof on their Roadster"

    I have a 2011 Roadster Sport 2.5 and am in need of a new soft top for it. It has been my understanding that the soft top was one of the few shared parts with the Lotus Elise but the Lotus parts supplier I spoke with said it won't work. Lotus sells their soft top for about $150; Tesla over $1,100 ! Anyone have experience, good or bad, with using a Lotus soft top on their Roadster?
     
  2. drewski

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    Your Lotus guy might have the wrong series Elise. You need to price the S2 which I've seen the Lotus top for over $1k as well.

    But it should fit, if you get the right one. And if it's $150, get one for me too! I'll pay shipping and handling! :D
     
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    They are the same as the Lotus Series 2 "touring" top. The standard Lotus top does not have a padded liner, but is otherwise identical. Last time I checked the Lotus top was about $200 cheaper, if they had it in stock. Special orders always seem to add overseas shipping and customs fees.
     
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  4. Warrenbonz

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    Thanks for the replies guys, very helpful!
     

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