What about drive by wire?
All on-topic questions are welcome. I'm more than happy to address this question; I think it's an important one and it was one factor that guided the development of this project.As a potential customer of MWR what reassurances can you give me that my brand new 2010 Exige will not end up with poor workmanship
I think it's a matter of taste. A lot of people like the response, simplicity and reliability of an NA engine especially in a track car. No more heat soak issues. I sold a built 2ZZ engine this morning to a customer who got an aftermarket supercharger kit (bought elsewhere) installed by his local shop and blew his ring lands off his stock pistons in 3000 kilometers due to heat or tuning.Okay, the horsepower gain seems meaningless compared to VF or TVS given the amount of work it takes to get it.
The torque is impressive, but is it useable? Doesn't seem like it would hook on such a light car.
Interesting, I'm guessing you got the evora engine as a package but the evora ecu didn't work due to the immobilizer? then you used a rav4 non immobilizer ecu?Right now I believe we're using the same ECU that you are. We're planning to tweak that setup for higher rev limit very soon. I don't know if I believe there is much power advantage in the 2011 Evora ECU but we're sure going to investigate. There may also be immobiliser issues.
2010 Lotus Evora Test Drive on Edmunds.comEdmunds said:Despite the engine's rather humble origins, performance is just as lively as we expected from a modern Lotus. Throttle response was immediate and power was spread evenly from idle to the 6,600-rpm redline. Selecting Sport mode raises the sustained maximum revs to 7,000 rpm (7,200 rpm for brief instances) and allows for a bit more slip angle and wheel slippage before the stability control intervenes — it also sharpens throttle response, but not to a noticeable degree.
From what I've gathered, away from a motec and some other far more obscure Aussie systems I haven't found anything that handles the 4 VVT's. You guys aren't far away either (I'm in Ontario, Canada) so it goes without saying; Subscribed!Engine management is a factory ECU right now. There are not many aftermarket ECUs that will handle 4 VVT's. I'm working on a couple of very promising systems though so we'll have some tuning capability by next week.