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Re: Why is the rear diffuser on the Euro Elise smoother and flatter than the Fed Elise?

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Is it because of a different configuration for the exhaust system?
Are you sure you're comparing the same cars? Not all Euro Elises are like ours. Even though the S2 has the same body as ours it's a different lump.
 

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The S2 has the smooth diffuser (ie no steps)

The euro 111s S2 and the 111R have same diffuser as USA>
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That's a standard S2. The diffuser for the S2 111S is identical to the US and 111R cars with the exception of the exhaust cutout.
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Thanks, Chris. I don't mean to be ignorant but what do you mean by "standard S2"? I'm curious if that diffuser could be used on our cars.
 

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You've got several versions of S2 series elise which debuted ca 2000. The first s2's (or standard cars) were first on the scene, with the flat bottom diffuser. Later in 01 or 02 Lotus offered an upgraded version with more options more power called the S2 111S (not to be confused with the S1 111S). This is what all but one of the euro demos that made the rounds in the US were.

The 111R is rest of world, yota powered elise, is like ours with some different components. both have the notched or step bottomed diffuser. A couple things would have to be changed at least to fit the standard s2 diffuser. Of course you have to make the exhaust cutouts, also, you'd have to modify the rear license plate area and/or screens, not sure which would have to be done, I think probably the middle black plate where the licence plate goes would need to be narrower as on the base S2.
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