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Old 10-30-2013, 09:37 PM   #1
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1LE vs Boosted Lotus

So I have a 1LE with a k&n intake, but otherwise stock. This other guy has a Lotus Elise with a supercharger. I hear it makes about 230hp, I'm guessing that's at the flywheel.

My guess is that he'll have me 0-60, but I would pull away over that. I guess it's about even in the corners.

What do you guys think? Anybody ever race a lotus?
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Old 10-30-2013, 10:14 PM   #2
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you shud take him as long as you can drive. they are low 13 sec cars
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Old 10-31-2013, 05:13 AM   #3
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I was the chief driving instructor for the Great Lakes lotus club so I have driven my share. For your sake keep the race in a straight line and it will be very close. They are wicked light on their feet so even though we can corner that is what the lotus does best.

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Old 10-31-2013, 08:28 AM   #4
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you shud take him as long as you can drive. they are low 13 sec cars
Is that stock? This guy is supposed to be 50hp over stock.
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Old 10-31-2013, 11:19 AM   #5
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If it's factory super charged it should be around 217hp (according to theCarconnection.com) I guess a pulley swap could jump it up to 230hp pretty easily. Factory (US) N/A cars were 189hp.

First arriving as a mid-cycle second-generation, or Series 2, model, the Elise hit the U.S. market in 2005. Known internally as the 111R, or Federal Elise, the car was powered by a mid-mounted, Toyota-supplied, but Lotus-modified 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine rated at 189 horsepower. Despite the relatively diminutive power output, the Elise's scant 1,987-pound curb weight enabled brisk acceleration; 60 mph arrived from a standstill in just 4.9 seconds. A six-speed manual gearbox by Lotus handled gear changes.



For the 2007 model year, the Elise gained small bumpers to help meet U.S. safety regulations, and in 2008, a supercharged Elise SC model was introduced. The Elise SC used the same 1.8-liter four-cylinder 2ZZ Toyota engine, but with the addition of a Magnuson supercharger, increasing output to 217 horsepower and cutting 0-60 mph times to just 4.4 seconds. The Elise SC's top speed was 150 mph
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Old 10-31-2013, 03:38 PM   #6
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I guess he bought the non supercharged version and put one on. That's definitely quick. My best 0-60 is 4.6.
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Old 10-31-2013, 05:59 PM   #7
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In a drag race you should be good. But once the turns start, 1LE or not the Elise is one of the best handling cars in the world.
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Old 10-31-2013, 06:09 PM   #8
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Its gonna jump on you those cars rediculously light on there feet, my brother had a 05 elise that car is awesome, i think it will be a close one for sure.
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The Lotus Elise never came with a supercharger. (N/A Toyota motor) The Lotus Exige was the supercharged version of the Elise which was a tad heavier (with more power). Enthusiast put supercharges on the Elise as it is lighter and then faster than the Exige.

The Exige will run a 3.9 0-60, but that is with an abusive clutch dump. The supercharged Elise should be every bit as fast......But it takes a good abusive driver to get it to launch that fast.

Straight line it could/should be close..
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The Lotus Elise never came with a supercharger.
False. Lotus introduced a supercharged version of the Elise called the Elise SC in 2008. Two of my track buddies own them.
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Old 11-01-2013, 09:02 AM   #11
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Hmmm interesting. He does have some experience (I basically have none). I guess I will need to practice and make sure we keep it in a straight line.
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Old 11-01-2013, 02:49 PM   #12
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2,000 pound true sports car vs 3800 pound sports coupe. Its basically a street legal go kart, you shouldn't feel bad about losing around a track. Straight line I think you will edge it out.
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Old 11-04-2013, 10:33 AM   #13
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False. Lotus introduced a supercharged version of the Elise called the Elise SC in 2008. Two of my track buddies own them.
Interesting, I have never seen one....You are correct.

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Well I own a Lotus Exige so here is my opinion. He will get you off the line if he knows how to drive. These cars are extremely quick because of their lightweight and rear weight bias which makes them easier to launch. However, you should get them on the upper end. I would do a 60mph roll on.

In the corners? Don't even try. In fact, even heavily modded Camaros will have a hard time with a stock one. These cars completely stock are absolute beasts. They are carrying half your weight. I've seen stock Exige pull 1.3gs before. The Elise aren't far away.
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Old 11-05-2013, 11:31 PM   #15
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I guess he bought the non supercharged version and put one on. That's definitely quick. My best 0-60 is 4.6.


If he bought an aftermarket supercharger, I bet he has 250hp. That would dyno about 215-220 to the wheels. If he knows how to drive, it's a mid to high 12 second car. You should take him on a roll race like I mentioned earlier.

However there are other SC kits out there that easily bumps them to 310hp or 400hp. Make sure you know which one he has.
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Old 11-06-2013, 04:43 PM   #16
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It should be the 250. I don't know that we'll ever race- he didn't call me out or anything. Another guy I work with said he would like to see us race. I'll post results if it ever happens.
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