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Lotus Platypus Pro-Series License Plate Mount



  • Avoid tickets without drilling your bumper.
  • Fits right and will not alarm your PDC sensors.
  • Quick release design for easy removal.
  • Tough construction and rigid design, made in the USA.

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Avoid Tickets Without Drilling Your Bumper

The Platypus utilizes the existing tow eye in your bumper, so you do not have to drill any holes in your new car. This method of installing the front plate is common and legal in all states that require front license plates. At times when the plate is not needed, it can be removed easily, leaving no trace that it was ever there.

Fits Right and Will Not Alarm Your PDC Sensors

We have designed and tested hundreds of configurations on many current vehicle models and trim levels, this is not a one size fits all system. The model for your vehicle will sit tight to the bumper so that is looks like it was meant to be there, and it will also avoid setting off the sensors on your bumper (if you are having a sensor issue, troubleshoot it or contact us and we will resolve it!) Although it will sit close, the sturdy plate backing will not scratch your bumper no matter how you drive.

Tough Construction and Rigid Design, Made in the USA

The 12 gauge steel Plate Backing is full sized so that the edges of your license plate do not get bent in a car wash or otherwise. That plate has a black powdercoat baked on that will last forever. The Stud is machined from 6061 aluminum and black anodized. We make them at the high end of the receivers tolerance so that the studs fits tight and stays put while you drive (this means that the stud will not go in without a wrench, like the stock tow hook does). The button head hardware is stainless steel, and uses an allen key to discourage theft. The hardware provided is the exact right length for your plate and will not stick through the back to scratch your bumper, if you would like to install a plate frame you will need a longer set of hardware for $1 here.

Quick Release Feature

This updated version of the Platypus has a key-hole feature in the backplate that makes it very easy to remove without having to take your license plate off. Use the included low profile wrench to slightly loosen the bolt that attaches the backplate, then slide the backplate off of the stud. The plate is balanced to ensure that even if it were to come loose accidentally, it would still hang on the stud so that your plate does not fall off.

There's a Design for every Lotus Vehicle

We make a specific kit for nearly every car Lotus makes. If you have a Lotus that isn't on the list, first of all congrats! Second, chances are we've got a mount that will fit. Send us an email and we would love to help you find something that works

*Normally there would be a point here about a specific detail that applies to the use of our mount on Lotuses. It just so happens that all of our Lotus mounts fit great and have no significant details to point out. Enjoy!

  • Lotus Elise (2001-2010)
  • Lotus Elise (2011-2015)
  • Lotus Evora (2010-2015)
  • Lotus Exige (2001-2010)
  • Lotus Exige (2011-2015)

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  1. Lotus Platypus Pro-Series License Plate Mount

    Allowed me to use a front plate without poking holes in my car. 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 4th Sep 2017

    Great design. I had an initial problem screwing in the bolt, but customer service was great. It worked perfectly for my Lotus Evora.

  2. Lotus Platypus Pro-Series License Plate Mount

    the engineers said this would fit a Lotus Evora.... 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 22nd Jul 2016

    ....and it did! Perfectly!

    I've used these before on a Jag and Porsche, and I wanted one with the backing plate to be the same size as the license plate, and it was. Some other brands have smaller backing plates, making many opportunities for bent license plates.
    I love this one!