Lotus had their Mansory tuned Evora at the Geneva Motor Show, and have now announced that the Mansory tuning company will be the official customization shop for future Lotus projects. Wolf Zimmerman stated, “Mansory are leaders in their field and having worked closely with them on the Evora GTE and the special editions we’ve unveiled recently”. They are confident that this partnership will lead to many nice Lotus cars in the near future, and we can’t wait to see what they can produce. The German tuners will soon have special editions for the Lotus Elise, Exige and Lotus Evora for those wanting a boost in performance or styling.
If the Lotus Elise isn’t light enough for you, then look into having it tuned and cut up by Forced Fed in New York. This model is currently for sale in California, and has been converted into a track star with a ton of new parts totaling more than what the car is currently worth. To go along with the weight reduction, an Eaton supercharger, Alcon brakes, and Quaife differential have been installed on the Lotus Elise to boost the overall performance.
Lotus Cars USA has released a factory style supercharger kit for the Lotus Elise and Lotus Exige models that come naturally aspirated. Owners who bought their Lotus Elise or Lotus Exige before this blower kit was available, can now bring their car back to an authorized Lotus dealer and have the car tuning performed. After the kit is installed on the 1.8 liter Toyota engine, performance numbers increase from 189 hp and 133 ft lbs or torque to 218 hp and 155 ft lbs of torque. The new system is warrantied and legal in all 50 states, while also being certified for emissions. The supercharger kit also comes with high flow injectors, ECU recalibration, and a redesigned intake manifold to add the supercharger. Even though torque gains are minimal, the performance numbers now peak at 5,000 rpms instead of 6,800 rpms. Lotus has not yet released pricing for the supercharger kit.
Lotus Cars was one of the finest racing cars manufacturer in the world and it was well known for designing light weight cars with great handling. Project Kahn is a car tuning company that modified a lot of cars and they recently joined forces with Lotus to create a special version of Lotus Elise. This limited anniversary version will appear in September and it was made to celebrate 60 years since Lotus was founded. The car received an aerodynamic tuning kit for the exterior and in the car’s interior it will have a lot of leather insertions. As performance modifications, this Elise will receive a new exhaust system and a lower suspension. [click to continue…]