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post #61 of 110 (permalink) Old 05-02-2014, 03:28 PM
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Oh ok. You've made so far some amazing progress!

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Rear width of the car is well over 200cm !!!

The outlet exhaust will be as the real GT1 !!!
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Just beautiful!

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EspritGT1, you have a new PM

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New rear brakes from PNM

321mm disc With brembo caliper
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Right tools for the job ;-)

Picked this up on e-bay.com. I think I paid about 150$ for it and it Works great
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Coming closer !!!

I will have a ride hight about 100mm, on the pic the hight is about 90mm
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That's just so awesome to see this much good progress in your car. I can't wait to see it done!

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That's just so awesome to see this much good progress in your car. I can't wait to see it done!

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Thanks JG

I had hoping to get it finished this summer, but I had to work on my house all summer, but it will be finished in spring 2015, I hope ;-)
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Fender air outlet

I know the orginal GT1 has two holes cut out here, but I like the look of the bigger one hole
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Front bumper spoiler cut out

I have cut the front bumper With "Anderstorp spec.", It will cool my second chargecooler heatexchanger . The heatexchanger will be were the spare tire should have been !!!

I have also cut out the the lower spoiler. Away With the holes for the fog lights. I have some work here to make it one Nice hole. On the GT1 it was cooling the brakes, I will of course get better cooling for my 2 oilcoolers. Early in the GT1 program Lotus haden't cut out the foglights hole but they had some issues With warm brakes so they went and made bigger holes for the cooling of the front brakes !!!
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Target 400HP

I have installed a Garrett GT25 ballbearing turbo, good for 400+HP, the chargecooler is almost 3 times bigger than the orignal chargecooler !!
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I know the orginal GT1 has two holes cut out here, but I like the look of the bigger one hole
I really like how you did your front fender opening. I was thinking to do the same on mine.

I know what you mean when you say you wanted it done this summer... I really thought I was going to be finish with mine this year, but many other obstacles have made it impossible. Only very little progress in the front suspension redesign and fabrication. I'm really trying to make it street friendly. So reducing the Scrub Radius was a first for me. The Esprits have 2 plus inches of scrub radius in stock form already. When you add spacers or bigger offset wheels to the front to increase your front track you also increase the scrub radius too (4"plus) and this makes the car a real handful when driving it.

Especially when braking, the car will pull sideways on your steering wheel, because the wheels will follow the road if its bumpy (and most roads are bumpy). Neg Scrub radius will actually do the opposite. It will pull your wheels together (center line) on hard braking or even if the road is bumpy..

Also from the aesthetic point of view I wanted to keep the front wheel as close to the fender arch, and with a big scrub radius this is not possible because the wheel will swing too wide when you steer the car, thus you have to keep the wheel far from the fender arch to clear the steering (swing-motion) when using to much offset (2-4inches). So it's not surprise I'm going with Negative Scrub Radius. This makes the car rather to compose at lower speeds, but at higher speeds also helps with more control. Porsche GT3, Ferrari458, Audi R8 and even the Lambos have all gone to neg scrub radius for all of their new Models.

By the way I like how you are using the bigger openings for 2 oil coolers. That's always a good idea. Yes Lotus did experience a challenge with their brake system. Until they finally went ahead and added bigger brakes to stay competitive in the '96 BPR season. Thus bigger brake cooler ducks as well.

How are you liking your GT25? What's your AR on the cold and hot sides? What wheel size are you running in your compressor?

I'm running a GT3071rs. With a .63ar on the hot side. I was contemplating GT3076rs with a 82ar hotside, but I want this car to be streetable and responsive as well. So staying with the smaller of the two was the wise call for me. But a GT25 has to be beyond responsive!!!

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Quick spinn up !!!

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I wanted to be sure that I got a quick spinn up on the turbo, I'm not sure of the dim. on the turbin side or the compressor side. My target was a fast spinnup turbo With a Maximum of air enough for 400HK. I'll give you the dim. when I get there. It's all about the body work now. Bought UMB Autobody GT1 wing also. Can't wait to get it !!!

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UMB Autobody GT1 wing

UMB Autobody's New Lotus Esprit GT1 wing !!!
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Got my New 300sport seats from SJ Sportscar.
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Those are some sweet additions to an already great looking car!

Yes that rear wing will def bring the car's exterior look to a full circle. I didn't know he had those for sale.. I went ahead and got me a big CF wing right after I bought the car couple of years ago, and even though I never put it in the car, at the time I already knew I wanted to eventually make it a GT1 car. My wing is made by APR and it's for a Corvette C6. At the time it was te biggest one I could find. I wish I could have waited for one like yours.

Great looking wing and seats!

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