Have yet to see a thread discussing what they did to go from 400HP on said models to the 416HP on the GT's. Is it just state of tune, boost, or are other mechanicals involved?
You'd probably have better luck trying to get a dealer to install a GT ECU "under the table" than ever getting an official package that has such strong potential to further hurt residual values on the GT range.Where this is going is simple. Lotus could provide us the upgrade from 400/410 specs to GT. Not remotely a deal breaker...was just curious. Like the old Esprit upgrade from S4 to S4S.
My insidious brain is looking looking at 2 pick bundle type of deal at a dealership that desperately needs to shed inventory...if I have any money left after all of this!
I could see it hurting because part of the reason to pay extra for the GT is the higher power. If it can be done cheaper in the 400, losing just one buyer is a decent fraction of sales. Preserving hierarchy in a vehicle lineup is usually a pretty rigid policyWhy would it hurt residual values? If anything, it would bolster residual values of 400's, which in turn, would bolster current values of GT's IMHO.
For me the extra power means nothing, it’s the changes to the exterior, different rear cap, front wheel arch vents + some nice interior mods over the 400. Plus, I believe msrp on a GT is less then a similarly spec’d 400I could see it hurting because part of the reason to pay extra for the GT is the higher power. If it can be done cheaper in the 400, losing just one buyer is a decent fraction of sales. Preserving hierarchy in a vehicle lineup is usually a pretty rigid policy
Rear decat pipe get you most of way back from 416 to 430 Hp (about 422)on the GT's Same engine, very similar tune, but for Cali, NY markets they needed the downstream extra Cat so power dropped from the 430....
... That being said it would be interesting to see what the actual difference is on a Dyno between a 400 + GT
The answer is, just do it!All good answers. It was not about the 16HP was just curious what changed. I asked because on the one hand, I like the look of the GT as much as my S, but a dealer has a fully loaded 2018 , special color etc that intrigues me esp if I could get them to firesale a leftover IPS for the wife and in turn, trade in a 2012 Miata and my Evora S while it is in perfect running order but now going on 10 years old. Just pondering with all my free time.