No off the shelf kit yet. Several of us are waiting for someone to take the plunge and get a good shop to build a kit.
There is very few Turbo 2GR-FE engines out there even though there are lots of models that use this engine. My guess is that it may not be able to handle much boost and will require a built engine with a lower compression ratio and drivetrain upgrades to handle the amount of HP that we seek. There is also some concerns regarding the amount of heat being generated and that would be trapped under the hood.
The lower HP alternative would be to just go with a supercharger: http://www.lotustalk.com/forums/f170/evora-supercharger-kit-109985/
Still waiting for an affordable SC kit as well. The TRD kit will likely be a good starting point but no one on this board has posted success in getting their hands on one yet. Too bad there is no Greedy Kit to kick off the revolution like with the 1.8L.
I like turbos much better as they are much more efficient. Maybe a lower PSI twin turbo kit may be the key. But with two BB turbos, things can get very expensive very quickly so again, the SC kit may be the better alternative unless you have deep pockets and are looking to push the boundary into uncharted territory.
Super charger is much more cost effective. If you aren't worried about money or how long the car will be in the shop ship it out to DRS and tell Kris and Aidan to figure something out for you and it will be right when you get it back.
It would be hard to beat a MoTeC for performance.
The cheapest is whatever the tuner knows how to work with; as:
1) Dyno time can surpass the ECU cost pretty quickly.
2) The wiring and harness part also can be time consuming
Thanks for the feedback, I will get in contact with those sources.
For a standalone I have been in contact with EFI in regards to their Euro 8 ECU. So far it is the closest to a plug n play standalone for the Evora. Requiring minimum wiring and has the potential to drive the factory dash.
The tuning and fabrication are not an issue. I am just looking for the best tuning solution for the project.
For anyone who has upgraded the factory sound system (all components, incl head unit and sub).... what did you pay in labor for the install?
I see posts where Jay got all Hertz speakers and a sub, a JL Amp, dynamat, etc all installed and only paid what would be $1,260 US today. The same...
Tonight on my way home while driving down the interstate at about 75mph the car all of a sudden started to slow. Pushing in the throttle did nothing. No check engine light. I got over to the shoulder and the engine was still running but no response from the throttle.
Set the parking brake...
My search continues for a 2017/18 Evora. I wanted my wife to see the car in person, and luckily enough a neardealership had a leftover 2018 available.
The window sticker threw me off. It indicates an Obsidian Schwartz black paint job for $8k! Picture attached. I only see metallic black...
Former '17 Evora 400 owner here. I am looking to get another '17 or '18, but since many of at least the '17's warranty periods will expire soon (assuming a 36-month/36,000 mile term), I am concerned about maintenance and service. I live in Melbourne, Florida, and the closest Lotus dealership is...
I’m new to this forum.
I had a 2006 Lotus Elise a couple of years ago and loved it. Very fun car to drive. I’m back in the market and looking to spend $70-75k. I’ve seen a few 2017 Evora 400’s with low mileage and a manual tranny around that price point.
I cycle through cars...