$23,000 for Evora S supercharge upgrade - LotusTalk - The Lotus Cars Community
 
LotusTalk.com is the premier Lotus Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-12-2012, 04:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
HK Lotus Mod Addict
 
HKFEVER's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Hong Kong
Posts: 4,744
$23,000 for Evora S supercharge upgrade

Dealer quoted $23,000 for Evora S supercharge upgrade.

Hardware, ECU + labour for 70 HP.

Worth it or not?
__________________
S240 Exige S with Blade300 + over 40 mods
CF FREAK, I am making my own CF now.
Need CF parts email charles@wahyuen.com
Too cheap to afford web site http://www.pbase.com/hkfever/carbon_fiber
HKFEVER is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 11-12-2012, 04:10 PM   #2 (permalink)
Registered User
 
ramtin1000's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Irvine,CA
Posts: 1,024
VSA will do it for much less. I did it on mine and all together with bunch of more upgrades and about 50 HP's more than the stock system was much less than that.
ramtin1000 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-12-2012, 04:22 PM   #3 (permalink)
HK Lotus Mod Addict
 
HKFEVER's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Hong Kong
Posts: 4,744
Quote:
Originally Posted by ramtin1000 View Post
VSA will do it for much less. I did it on mine and all together with bunch of more upgrades and about 50 HP's more than the stock system was much less than that.
Do you mean 120HP+?

$?

Will they sell the kit to overseas?
__________________
S240 Exige S with Blade300 + over 40 mods
CF FREAK, I am making my own CF now.
Need CF parts email charles@wahyuen.com
Too cheap to afford web site http://www.pbase.com/hkfever/carbon_fiber

Last edited by HKFEVER; 11-12-2012 at 04:43 PM.
HKFEVER is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-12-2012, 04:30 PM   #4 (permalink)
Registered User
 
sturgeongeneral's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Sacramento, Ca.
Posts: 3,615
That is a big bunch of money! But + 120 hp will make a HUGE difference!
__________________
05 Elise
56 VW Dune Buggy

Director of the GGLC-Sacramento Chapter
sturgeongeneral is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-12-2012, 04:34 PM   #5 (permalink)
Registered User
 
antinym's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 1,147
23k? no.
I know there's few aftermarket options out there, but 23k will roll a better solution than 70hp,
__________________
Hmm...
antinym is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-12-2012, 05:28 PM   #6 (permalink)
Registered User
 
keatre's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: North Dallas, TX
Posts: 218
Garage
23k and you can just buy an Elise
keatre is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-12-2012, 05:32 PM   #7 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Allan Gibbs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Back in Gilbert, AZ(formerly Montrose, CA)
Posts: 7,178
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by HKFEVER View Post
Dealer quoted $23,000 for Evora S supercharge upgrade.

Hardware, ECU + labour for 70 HP.

Worth it or not?
Is that $23k USD? Is there a factory retrofit?
__________________
2005 Lotus Elise- SOLD 6/9/07
2011 Lotus Evora - SOLD 4/18/13
2011 Lotus Evora S
Allan Gibbs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-12-2012, 05:39 PM   #8 (permalink)
Registered User
 
keatre's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: North Dallas, TX
Posts: 218
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by Allan Gibbs View Post
Is that $23k USD? Is there a factory retrofit?
That's a good question - 23,000 HKD is ~ 3,000 USD. Which seems far more reasonable.
keatre is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-12-2012, 05:52 PM   #9 (permalink)
HK Lotus Mod Addict
 
HKFEVER's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Hong Kong
Posts: 4,744
23K is USD, and it is OEM factory parts.
__________________
S240 Exige S with Blade300 + over 40 mods
CF FREAK, I am making my own CF now.
Need CF parts email charles@wahyuen.com
Too cheap to afford web site http://www.pbase.com/hkfever/carbon_fiber
HKFEVER is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-12-2012, 06:29 PM   #10 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Allan Gibbs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Back in Gilbert, AZ(formerly Montrose, CA)
Posts: 7,178
Garage
Thanks. Are any U.S. dealers offering the retrofit kit?
__________________
2005 Lotus Elise- SOLD 6/9/07
2011 Lotus Evora - SOLD 4/18/13
2011 Lotus Evora S
Allan Gibbs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-12-2012, 06:34 PM   #11 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Plackslayer's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Oklahoma City
Posts: 3,369
No thanks. 23k is crazy.
Plackslayer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-12-2012, 06:37 PM   #12 (permalink)
Registered User
 
RENDERMAN's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Le Banane Republique (305)
Posts: 5,125
Images: 6
Dude for that kinda of money, ship the car to me I'll do a K20 swap with 500WHP and I'll ship the car back to you with money left over to all your interior in Carbon Fiber... lol
__________________
"MY PARENTS SAID I COULD BE ANYTHING SO I BECAME AN A$$HOLE"

Adobe Photoshop CS6 and Autodesk Maya 2014 Certified Instructor
WILL.I.AM
RENDERMAN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-12-2012, 06:45 PM   #13 (permalink)
anglophile in exile
 
Aedo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Oz
Posts: 4,696
Images: 100
Quote:
Originally Posted by sturgeongeneral View Post
That is a big bunch of money! But + 120 hp will make a HUGE difference!
Reading this thread I'm not so sure (never driven an Evora though so no expert) You don't have to have an S Evora, NA is fine.
Aedo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-12-2012, 08:54 PM   #14 (permalink)
HK Lotus Mod Addict
 
HKFEVER's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Hong Kong
Posts: 4,744
Quote:
Originally Posted by Aedo View Post
Reading this thread I'm not so sure (never driven an Evora though so no expert) You don't have to have an S Evora, NA is fine.
Then loose big time in straight against GT3RS!
__________________
S240 Exige S with Blade300 + over 40 mods
CF FREAK, I am making my own CF now.
Need CF parts email charles@wahyuen.com
Too cheap to afford web site http://www.pbase.com/hkfever/carbon_fiber
HKFEVER is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-12-2012, 11:01 PM   #15 (permalink)
Registered User
 
ramtin1000's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Irvine,CA
Posts: 1,024
I don't know where the dealer got that number. I bought the Kit complete from Lotus Racing UK direct and paid $8500 for it. My kit had everything included. S clutch, flywheel, fuel pump and the full supercharger kit and injectors. The only thing I didn't buy was the ECU. My car was the first car that got supercharged and Phil with BOE fabrication tuned my car. If you get the same kit he has a perfect tune for it now. You can either buy the cable like mine and upload the tune yourself of just send your ECU to have them upload it for you. Last time we dyno'd the car it showed 357WHP. The tune with the cable will be somewhere close to $1300 if i'm not mistaking. That means the full kit will be somewhere close to 10K complete. Now installation is something else. It will be somewhere close to 35 Hours. The main thing will be the clutch and flywheel replacement. If you decide to keep the old clutch which you can then you can take out 15 to 20 Hours from the labor time. Replacing the clutch in the Evora is a real pain in the ass. The whole engine needs to be pulled out completely before you can do the replacement.
ramtin1000 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-2012, 02:59 AM   #16 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Julian73's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Longview, Texas
Posts: 2,341
Garage
We can not compare a price in US to a price in Hong Kong; import duty tax alone can double the price. Cars cost a fortune in Hong Kong, Singapore etc because of government taxes. I am in Singapore now, last night had dinner with an old friend. Drives an Outback here while having a Viper and four bikes back in US. I asked him why he didnt bring at least one bike.. Cause it cost 50,000 usd in tax to import.
__________________
'12 Evora S GP Special Edition #1/14 with BOE-KomoTec Stage 1.8 (BOE CAI, Custom BOE Tune and Larini Sport on top of KomoTec Stage 1)
Lotus Driving Academy Level 3 School 1:1 w/ Ed Morris @ Hethel
New to piston power, my other track toys have Rotaries
Julian73 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  LotusTalk - The Lotus Cars Community > Lotus Discussions > General Discussion (Lotus related)



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 04:06 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.3.2
Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.