Exige S1 project by Klaus

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Re: Exige S1 project by Klaus

Post by Lienj17 » Mon Mar 19, 2018 6:56 pm

Thank you very much for your help !
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Re: Exige S1 project by Klaus

Post by trackrod » Sun Apr 15, 2018 8:16 pm

Now that the spring has finally arrived I started to use the Exige on a regular base. I've done nearly 1000 miles since the rebuilt and the car drives absolutly fine.
Some minor things are still to sort like fixing the squealing brakes, fit some sort of oil cooler and probably a PRT. I also need to add some sort of oil temperature gauge.

The fuel consumption is quite moderate for a car of that state of tune. I managed to get about 27 mpg (10.5 l/100km) on spirited backroad driving and about 32 mpg (8.6 l/100km) on a trip with lots of Autobahn cruising at 80 to 90 mph. I expected it to be much higher and I am pleasantly surprised.

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Re: Exige S1 project by Klaus

Post by trackrod » Fri Apr 20, 2018 9:13 pm

I collected the skimmed cylinder head of my Elise 111S at Motoren Ritterbecks today. Being there I took the opportunity to let them measure the power of my Exige on their rolling road. They measured a P(engine) of 188 hp at 7100 rpm (P(norm) is given with 180 hp).

I'm very happy with the result as I'm still running the original ECU with the standard inlet cam timing. No cat was fitted at that time.

The owner of the company really knows its job with lots of classic cars at the workshop. I saw a Maserati pre war Grand Prix car, Jensen Interceptor, Jaguar XK 120, Aston Martin Vantage and lots of Lotus Esprits as the owner collects them.

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Re: Exige S1 project by Klaus

Post by trackrod » Tue May 01, 2018 11:31 am

I'm enjoying driving my Exige. I recently visited a friend and his children loved to have a seat in the car.

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Re: Exige S1 project by Klaus

Post by SCNomad » Tue May 01, 2018 9:14 pm

I’d be a happy kid if I had those sports seat’s Klaus, are you sure you don’t want to trade them for some carbon ones??? :)

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Re: Exige S1 project by Klaus

Post by trackrod » Wed May 02, 2018 6:25 pm

Kevin, did you notice the bright eyes of the driver? That's because he knows he is sitting in one of those ultra rare genuine Lotus Exige motorsport seats.
Aftermarket carbon seats just wouldn't do the trick :D

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Re: Exige S1 project by Klaus

Post by Rob999 » Wed May 02, 2018 6:30 pm

Never buy an S1 without the Motorsport Seats ;)

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Re: Exige S1 project by Klaus

Post by SCNomad » Wed May 02, 2018 8:28 pm

Even if it’s £30k less than the ones advertised with Motorsport Seats ;)

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Re: Exige S1 project by Klaus

Post by Rob999 » Wed May 02, 2018 9:07 pm

Yup!

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Re: Exige S1 project by Klaus

Post by SCNomad » Wed May 02, 2018 9:10 pm

HaHa, you guys.... (I’ve got serious seat envy!) :)

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