This is my first post, although I have been reading the forum for the past 3-4 months.
I must admit i don’t know much about the Exige, or the Elise, for that matter. It seems that here in Portugal, the official Lotus importer isn’t even recognized by Lotus. There are no more that 10-20 Lotuses in the entire country, i’m sure.
Anyway, I’m completely in love with the Exige S1, and it will the next car I will buy (I currently own an Alfa Romeo 156), although not in a near future .
However, there is one issue with it, that I would like to discuss. The usability and praticality of the K-Series engine.
From what i’ve read, it’s rather dull on sub 5.000 rpm range, making it not very pratical for everyday comuting or anything besides really pushing it on the road or track.
Besides, it’s torque isn’t famous either.
Are there any good mods available to push a normal K-Series to a higher level, both to make the car less rev hungry (more torque, from a lower range??) but still beat the hell of a Carrera (or even a 911 GT3/Turbo), any day of the week?
What about compressor/turbo conversions?
What other options are available?
I’ve seen Turbo Technics and BBR-Gti web sites and they promise this world and the next, but… are they any good?
By the way, is anyone coming to the Euro 2004?