Looks like KomoTec made the race then ? They are *now* offering a 111R sports exhaust as well as a carbon airbox. According to Daniel Koblitschek small gains are definitely possible contrary to Lotus offical talk. They fiddled with a dealer demo car which showed stock 182 PS (only). Their sports exhaust and carbon airbox upped both power (+10) and torque (from 179 to 186). I think they have uploaded the RR sheets to their website.
Large radius mandrel bends in the exhaust aren't nearly as much restriction as one might think. It's the sharp bends and press-bent pipes that usually kill an exhaust's efficiency.1FASTMX5 said:Geez how in the world can that curvy ass exhaust not be improved upon?
We have already took apart most of our 111R, sorry to say there is no way an old muffler from the K series engines will work with the Toyota engine. We are already working on several different mufflers for the new Toyota Elise. We'll have them ready by summer.
Sorry for the shamless plugs
This is true Chris, In all fairness Lotus did what they had to do to make the car compliant for our country. Believe me I am glad they did whatever they had to do get that little Elise into our country. I know I went off a little bit, but I guess a sports car should sound like one that all.zvezdah1 said:But now Mitch to be fair, you guys don't have to make an exhaust that's compliant with anyone. Whereas Lotus being OEM, they have to meet noise and emissions laws. I do think Lotus Motorsport will come out with a nice track use only rig.
I'm curious, are you guys going to have to remap the ecu to use the exhaust?
Again we will have a few mufflers to choose from. We should have one around that figure.Tripledigits said:Mitch
SCCA has a 93 db sound limit at many venues in Solo2. Do you know if your exhaust will be quieter than that?
ConeFusion said:Beautiful exhaust, Mitch! I'm looking forward to seeing all the parts you will be offering. I think there will be substantial demand for Elise aftermarket parts in the US. If you offer the right parts for a fair price, your business should be going well.