GGC spec cars can be verified against their unique VIN
All (road) GGC spec Elise / Exiges will have :
Twin AC units (front is standard HVAC)*
Solar insulated windscreen
Addition cabin insulation / carpeting / leather trimmed gear change & handbrake *
Twin oil coolers
* Not Cup cars
GGC is not just for KSA, Al Ghassan was simply the 1st to order a batch of cars for MY 2009 build, afterwards Oman / Qatar / UAE agents also ordered.
Even the latest GCC MY 2015 Exige V6's have these specs.
During Arabian Gulf Summers (50C + plus high humidity) the car will remain cool, and get cooled even if heat soaked prior to start-up
I guess you bought your lot cheap, as Al Ghassan had most of their MY 2009 cars, still unused, stocked till last year when they aborted Lotus. As you can see from the detailed pictures, converting the Saudi cars to RHD will have no impact to the secondary AC system, as its compatible (simply an add-on) 'the the rest of the world' HVAC system
... don't know why Lotus never offered this in other hot countries / states (even as an option), because no matter how well serviced, the standard HVAC has icing issues due to the small front mounted evaporator. With limited front space in the chassis, a secondary rear mounted units was the only option if you want a heater unit somewhere in the system too.
Lotus did produce (assembled in Proton's plant from SKD kits) a batch of S1 cars, where AC only was mounted at the front, with no heater at all... but thats another story...
Arabian Elises R US
Last edited by cain-it; 02-15-2015 at 12:23 PM.