I don't want the SC - I'll keep my Elise until the next generation Elise or whatever it is comes out then sell off and move up - assuming I like what I had and the service and reliability was not too horrible.
I think the bigger assumption is that the next gen. Elise will be a move up.cerven said:I don't want the SC - I'll keep my Elise until the next generation Elise or whatever it is comes out then sell off and move up - assuming I like what I had and the service and reliability was not too horrible.
I think that the system you proposed is efficient in theory, but there is one problem. Most tuning companies tune with an air to air intercooler, that is usually mounted in front of the car, and there is a 20 mph fan next to it. I think that there might be a lot of people who are not willing to touch a MR set up, much less a less efficient air to water system (the air can only be chilled to the water temperature, about 180-200 degrees).aletes said:What are your thoughts on the intercooler and oil cooler design I proposed earlier in this thread? According to the manufacturers specifications, the solution should have cooling efficiency better than stock.
Also, I posted a link to a low RPM turbo kit for the 2ZZ yesterday. Any thoughts on that unit? I think the plumbing would be an issue, but there seemed to be enough space for the turbo itself.
When I get my car I will test the cooling system first, then move on the engine, then finally to FI.
Ah.. Removing the fueltank to install a new pump..aletes said:The fuel pump may need to be upgraded as well to a 165, 210, or 255 lph in-tank pump.
I had the privelege to attend a Lotus Engineering presentation, in which they modified the current Yamaha (Toyota) engine to achieve 250HP @ 8000 rpm and 175 Lb.ft @ 7200 rpm.
Although the purpose of the experiment was for fuel efficiency, it's clear that this engine offers great potential.
It was accomplished with an Eaton M62 Roots blower with integral bypass, no modification of compression ratio, the production intercooler from the Opel Speedster Turbo, and a fifth injector at the plenum entry, together with a modified Lotus T4 engine management.
Impressive results in a small package. 32% increase in power, 27% increase in torque and 9% gain in fuel economy.
No indications that these mods will be fitted in production Elise according to Lotus Engineering
I really think this is what the Exige needs to be taken more seriously as a top performance car that can be compared to Porsche and Ferrari on longer tracks where high HP wins the battle down the straights.Randy Chase said:As posted on PSC-
I was told many months ago, the goal is 245-255hp. This may be an option for the Exige. The question is, will it be an option for the Elise? Or will people be able to retrofit existing Elises? And at what cost?