I’m running the hangar 111 komotech 300s, they claim 297bhp but I’ve not had it on the rollers to confirm it. It was already running this when I bought it but I couldnt imagine having any less now. I did test drive a standard 220 when I first started looking for an exige and it felt underpowered to me. This was prob due to the previous car, an MR2 turbo I had (335bhp and around 270 lbs/ft) so the exige felt a little lacking in the torque department.
Much the same as Whitey I only really use mine on the road so extra torque would be nice. Once I have a suitable gearbox solution I’ll be aiming for more power as regardless of how much you have you will get used to it and want more!
Yes yes yes, so I have tinterweb usage deficiency syndrome - but come on - their web site is down the page on sensible searches!!
Interestingly, I had a good chat with John earlier - very nice chap and as you’d expect very knowledgeable. Long story short the Audi options sound very tempting and certainly make sense if you factor in some offsetting recovery from selling your existing engine etc but for me the timescales involved unfortunately donï¿½t work.
Sorry Frank, not with you, am I David or Goliath in this scenario…
I live outside the UK and as such try to make do with one car does it all - drive to track, proceed to thrash knackers off said car, drive home. Additionally there is the odd longer trip - Spa, Dijon. If I was in a position to have other cars I think a proper track motor on a trailer would be my preference but as it is I can’t think of a better car for me right now than the Exige (accept maybe a 911 GT3 but that’s another story…heresy ! Stone him…!)
[quote=frank]As a track car is it worth it…?
No…It’s like David and Goliath…David has no sling, one sandle and the sun is in his eyes…
If you want to be a track star buy a proper track car and use the extra money for tires and such…
I’d look at weight mate…seats, boot lid, wheels, roof and so on to below 895 but not enough to remove long distance comforts. Same time the next step to increase your Gotham tune to 270-280 and leave it. Sell the OEM stuff on, safe power regards gearbox and an improved power to weight making a noticeable difference. All quickly done left in the hands Essex or JSR.