and the magic word for all of this stuff is HEAT SOAK.
JUST BECAUSE YOU CAN GET THIS ON A DYNO FOR 10-15 MINUTES OF RUNTIME, HOW DOES IT PERFORM UNDER TRACK CONDITIONS??
My bet is Lotus set the HP/Tq where it will perform under conditions they know many owners will subject the vehicle to on a routine basis. All the curves on the planet won't mean diddly if heat soak retards everything away. I want to see a TRUE heat soak dyno , meaning vehicle came in from at least 15 minutes of WOT conditions and went straight to a dyno. 20-30 HP is just number speak, driveability is usually more hypothetical and "hopeful" than reality. I have been in enough 400's to know its smooth as glass in the right hands. If you are a pedal stabber, nnothing will help you. If the pedal is more hyper, you think its quicker....NOT REALLY. I have yet to have a 400 pull me on a straight. The K&N era is over BTW. No way you will notice 1-2HP. Its in your head.
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