Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Los Alamitos, CA
I've heard people say this before, so you are not alone in that thinking -- but this doesn't make any sense to me. 190hp vs 220hp in a 2000lb car, plus all the added torque - with the same driver in the same car in a n/a vs a supercharged car it's obvious that you would be able to pop out of the corners quicker with the supercharged one - there is no way it can't be faster. With proper ECU tune you can squeeze another 10 to 20 hp on top of that.
It isn't obvious and you also have to add the weight and the parasitic draw from the SC. Especially with the MP45, as it's too small and too easily heat-soaked to make any more power, tune or not. LionZoo has the Elise SC and has considered removing the SC. If that's not a non-endorsement of the MP45, I don't know what is. If you haven't read the other posts in this thread, you should.
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