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This is one of the original press-kit photo's for the Fed Elise...



Is this an old Larini exhaust, or some sort of Lotus exhaust?
 

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I wonder if it's quieter than the Larini? I also wonder, since it looks so damn cool...haha, why they didn't give us this on the Fed Elise/Exige?
 

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that is a 111s, not a 111r. they also had variable exhaust butterly's - got a pic of that somewhere..
 

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I wonder if it's quieter than the Larini? I also wonder, since it looks so damn cool...haha, why they didn't give us this on the Fed Elise/Exige?
As Bruce and fitfan say none of the Toyota cars have that exhaust - it was only on the Rover engined cars. As to why they changed to the through diffuser system on the 111R/Fed cars I have heard a couple of theories - one was for styling reasons (differentiated the cars perhaps :shrug: - not to my taste) but the other which is more likely is that when the Celica exhaust system (with which the engine was complied for Fed use) was installed it requires the through diffuser exit to fit with minimal changes (less changes - lower cost - makes sense)
 
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