Surprisingly, not so much. Certainly keeping the revs up helps - but the thing is just so damn light...and I'm playing nice with it during *break-in* since Lotus is like big brother with ECU dumps during service. Everything from standing starts to over revs to ??? are recorded and held in the service record.I've never driven a car with half as much torque as horsepower.
It must be very motorcycle-like.
11.5 CR!!!! Wow, that's pretty high for a boosted motor. I didn't go digging much but I'm willing to bet boost is limited to around 4-5lbs...yes? Any more on that CR and there'll be some pretty high pressures seen. I'm not sure if the internals are forged/cast/hypercraptectic/ect...but if the pistons are forged, then lowering the CR to up the boost would be a great way to go.As far as mods go, ACE, I'm confident 240+ hp and 170+ torque can be had - the question is when. More is made on the same block in other cars, as well as base Elise/Exige with aftermarket superchargers. As always, it's a matter of cylinder pressure and how far you're willing to push it (but I know I'm preaching to the choir here).
true. i've seen them little things driving here behind a F150. you could go right under it. be safeurby - I doubt you would put it into a fence. If it is a split rail fence, you'll just slide under it