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Mazda Engine...............


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I got a kick out of this when I saw it posted on the Miata.net forum. Maybe I really did pick the right place to go after HRM.

I've had discussions with several Lotus falks who all agree that the 2.3 Turbo and transmission from the MS3 would be awesome in an Elise/ Exige. The referenced powerplant is not that engine but appears to be the unit from the MX-5 (of course, modified).
 

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1/4 mile in 10.7...

Anybody know what times a FF380 does?
 

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620 HP miata engine? Wow!

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Mazda Engine...............

I've had discussions with several Lotus falks who all agree that the 2.3 Turbo and transmission from the MS3 would be awesome in an Elise/ Exige.
You cannot beat a 2.3L turbo motor. I do not have a MS3 2.3t but something similar..... having almost zero turbo lag & having 270 wtq (over 200 ft lbs's at 1800 rpm's) is so much fun.... just sucks my car weighs 3000 lbs. Having a 2.3T in a Lotus would definantly be a great setup, adding a turbo like a GT3071r will give 350whp & 350-400wtq. I am sure it's a kick winding out a 1.8L motor to 8K+ but there is something about having 2x's the torque & only loosing 1500 ish RPM's. You can also do a stroker kit bringing the 2.3's to about 2.5L's......
 

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^adding to the above, that transmission was used?

Oh and that quarter mile time should be possible with ~300whp in THAT car.FYI its the lighter first gen, assume STOCK car weight (and thats doubtful considering all else hes done) the car would weigh ~1700 lbs.

Hes got a serious case of too much HP and not enough tire if his best is a 10.7, our cars should be able to do 10s with ~350 wheel.
 

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Some translations...

Lotus Exige S1, 2.0 Litre 16valve MAZDA engine with Turbonetics T4 Turbocharger

619.55 horsepower
309.73 torque

¼ mile 10.7 @ 137.32mph
0-62 (100kmh) in 3.5s
top speed "geared" for 223mph.
(didn't say what he'd actually done, highest listed was a 1km speed of 171.5mph)
 
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