Interesting read and oh by the way congratulations. I own Sport 410 #1, which dealer did you purchase from?
...Maybe 50 more HP and a bit more torque? Nonetheless, couldn’t stop thinking of the car. The next few days were spent researching the car. So there’s a BOE manifold and a BOE CAI. That should do the trick.
I have BOE long tube headers ready to go on my car. I have used them on a prior Evora Series 1 and along with a tune added some 69 wHp over baseline and 39 wHp over a competitors header and tweeted caned-tune, (fyi I was the guinea pig developer of BOE's CAI and V6 tunes in the US). Lotus baseline tune is more refined on the Series 2 (4xx) cars so I would expect smaller deltas.
Having driven the car a few times since delivery (2 days ago), it is as lovely as I remember during the test drive. The seats though. While I fit and the sides don’t dig in to my thighs enough for it to be a problem, all that wasted space on either side of the seat! My only complaint about the seats are they are too short that it really lacks thigh support. I can imagine it being an issue for long drives. A quick call to the dealer and they were offering to order the carbon sparcos but I figure I’ll be adding back weight I paid dearly to keep out.
As to seats, and it is both subjective and a function of worse and leg lengths but I have found the following after completing a 2 day 1300 mile drive from dealer and just yesterday a 2800 mile round trip to LOG with 840 miles done yesterday, that the seat back angle is important. second day on long trip last year I was cursing the car that the seats were not as comfortable as the Recaro's in my prior Evora (leg pain in thighs), however I run with the seat back a slight hair more upright and have no problem.
Wish the dealer optioned the darker trim ring for the ac vents but I think I can take care of that myself. Yellow instead of red accents would have been ideal too. The aftermarket radio is, well, crap and is only good for the rear camera. I hope I can wire it so that I can turn it on at will, the view through the rear slats is dismal.
They should have just blocked the view completely. I end up taking my eyes off the road longer than necessary to struggle to make out what’s behind me.
Darker vents were not an option, however I too tried to order with a darker trim ring to no avail., a year later I still haven't taken them off to get plastic piped or wrapped.
Rear slats are not bad in the day, I just ignore the "view", however night driving is problematic as the headlights bounce around, strobe and reflect of different angles of the carbon, had to set my mirror to dark mode and again ignore the activity behind.
Now for the questions.
I’m looking to get a BOE CAI and headers as well. I understand this doesn’t need a tune. BOE have stated that they will have tunes available which we can load ourselves...is that out yet?
Refer above, I don't have an IPS but understand that Phil (BOE) is working on tunes that work with the IPS, Probably will not be self loadable.
Any opinions on BOE baffled pan vs Moroso?
I run a Lotus Motorsport Alloy pan (had it on my prior Evora) they no longer sell them, but was a beautiful piece that they made for the LeMans endouro cars., Best pan today (and much cheaper) is a steel version sold on the GT430, part # A702E0002J along with Service Kit A702E0006S. I would purchase this is I didn't already have my $3500 piece of art.
I’ve contacted BWR for a set of Penskes. They said that they are developing shocks for the Evora but may take a while. A lot cheaper than the ÷hlins TTX. Though the mechatronic is tempting.
I would go with stay with the Ohlins Front: A710C0001F (1 each) and mount A710C0002F (1 each) along with hardware. Rear: A710D0001F (1 each), LH bracket A710D4001F and RH bracket A710D4002F
Water injection. It’s fairly hot in these parts and I was thinking of water injection not for more power but to make sure the car gets cool air so it doesn’t pull timing. So I figure it will be installed without th PSE tune accounting for it. Worst case the car gets warmer air it was tuned for anyway and knock control will work within parameters. Does that make sense? As the car was purchased primarily for the track (but also driven to and from the track) I was thinking of upgrading the radiator to a higher capacity one either from BOE or Elise-shop. Do you guys think it’s necessary for war,Mee climates?
Is the car in Taiwan? Is it really any hotter than Texas? We have temps over 100/105 for weeks at a time. I studied the cooling systems of the 410 over my old Series 1 S, they cut back from independent air oil coolers to a good quality water heat exchanger but tied into more radiator cooling load along with the new transaxle oil water heat exchanger (manual gear box). This opened space in nose fro independent Intercooler radiator and I believe the IPS cars have direct oil air cooling radiator up their too.
My solution, collect data before make rash changes. I am able to monitor water temp, engine oil temp and OP to date highest oil temp is 91 deg C and water exceeded 105 C
What about an oil catch can? Should I?
Still experimenting, Series 1 car need an catch can on forward valve bank only, despite Radium selling a dual system, the aft bank can never collected. On the 4xx cars Lotus has flip-flopped the plumbing of the PCV system now effectively running the ventilation air in reverse. Because of this I experimentally set up a single can on the aft bank only, it does collect oil. What I need to investigate this weekend is if the forward bank vent piping has oil traces.
Lastly, I really like the GT410/430 Sport front and rear bumpers but I seem to recall them priced around 16k. Ouch. HethelSport sells them but I don’t think they are as light mas the ones in the car now. Any ideas?
Lotus cf parts are light and gain stiffness from geometrical ribbing. HethelSport panels are fiberglass with cf cover, they will be much heavier, but at a much cheaper pricing. FYI I purchased Lotus GT430 A panels, they are almost half the weight of the standard panel, but are so expensive that an extra $590 to get them painted was not an issue.
Hope this helps some from an fellow 410 owner.