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Why do people call their cars "Exige S 265" just because they got the gotham tune?:shrug: Its still an Exige S. just because it makes 265 HP? there are other things that makes the 08's S240 different from an 07 Exige S (like Brakes, roof, interior etc.) Why not call it what it really is: Gotham Exige S?
 

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yeah but when I gained 0.5 hp from my exhaust and snorkel delete, I don't call it S220.5
its still the same model car, you don't have a different car just because its been modded with an aftermarket tune
 

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yeah but when I gained 0.5 hp from my exhaust and snorkel delete, I don't call it S220.5
its still the same model car, you don't have a different car just because its been modded with an aftermarket tune
The tune is the only "power" difference from an S220 and an S240, as far as I'm aware.
 

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I'm talking about 2007 owners, there are a lot of differences between a Exige S and an Exige S240.










and there is no such thing as a frikin Exige S265
 

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I'm talking about 2007 owners, there are a lot of differences between a Exige S and an Exige S240.










and there is no such thing as a frikin Exige S265
I don't think you understand what I said.

the S220, S240, & S260 (those numbers standing for the BHP of the engine) "engine wise" only differ in tune, thus I don't find it offending as it seems you do, that someone with a 265bhp tune refer to their car as an S265.
 

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The S260 is named after the rounded peak HP of the car (it actually produces 257), not the other performance enhancing modifications, so renaming the car with your current peak HP seems in line to me.
 

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The S260 is named after the rounded peak HP of the car (it actually produces 257), not the other performance enhancing modifications, so renaming the car with your current peak HP seems in line to me.
+1

Can't wait for the 330 model myself, factory or not. :evil:
 

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I did it just to follow the lotus naming convention, the number is the rounded BHP, 160, 190, 220, 240, 255, 260, 275 and 280, the MY denotes the changes in what it offers for a model year change wise like brakes etc, not the BHP number.

There aren't that many changes between the S240 and S220, or the S240 and S255, MY07s and MY08's have a fair few changes. no changes in hardware with the S240 and S260 (that i'm aware of )

Its also really easy to add the changes to an S220 to give it the same hardware as the S240, and if you buy an S240 ECU from lotus and put it in an S220, it'll be identified as an S240 car. The ecu designator has space for a 3 digit BHP number, as well as maker and series basically similar to a VIN, lotus asked me to make it uniquely identifiable to them and the epa etc, so i did and as you say there is no Lotus S265.
 

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Thats a 265E not a S265 ! :) but yeah VE i did miss that one off the list, the 280E is the new variant of that.

cheers apk :)
 
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