Lotus Exige Supercharged – European Car Magazine

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Lotus Exige

The Light Weight And The Power To Devour Both Track and

At some point we’ve all infatuated with something or and realize that we just to make a game-changing move and our obsession. Peter Kangs’ was named Elise-a Lotus to be exact. And the trappings of living in the that Never Sleeps-or for that matter-was the impetus for his to California.

Kang explains: lived in Manhattan for most my life, you don’t really as part of your daily You take the subway, you walk, or you cab it. common to even know who live there that even know how to drive.

So there I was with the problem of how to my dream of learning how to properly a racecar while being in what’s otherwise one of the best in the world. Then a chance up to transfer to an office in Los Angeles and I took the opportunity to move out

With his dream squarely on Kang began his hunt for the machine. The goal was simple. the best tool for the job, and how to properly drive a mid-engine sports car, he says.

A friend and fellow motor stopped by to help him decide on a Top Gear was on, the episode where Jeremy Clarkson featured his of the Exige. They watched gush about how the Lotus is a of British engineering and praise the light weight. He commented anything sold by the gram is more exciting than sold by the pound.

Kang was sold; it had to be the Lotus platform.

When he got to California he his brand-new Elise at Southbay There were three shops that have had a in building this monster The project’s jump-off point at Tripoint Engineering, which the custom air-to-water intercooler and the initial supercharger system.

He looked to Dynamic Racing (DRS), which was responsible for out the high power mods the current engine block was hand built by Kris and is performing exceptionally well perfect compression across the Kang explains

Lotus Exige

The Elise’s buildup faced challenges riddled with mod and setbacks. The most discussed of the car is the powertrain, Kang says. you drastically increase the power on any everything needs to be reinforced, and re-imagined.

Kang reminds us: is basically a highly massaged Celica drivetrain that meant for the high abuse in the community deliver to the platform.

Peter turned to Frank a central figure in the movement aftermarket supercharging for this His Elise was the third vehicle to use the GReddy supercharging system for the that was adapted to the Lotus The 2ZZ engine now has lots of aftermarket for engine strengthening and accessories; has a dual charged setup at 550 hp, Kang says.

The Elise was by catastrophic engine failures as the skyrocketed. It happened three from oil starvation, then the block gave out, and another time under circumstances. In the end, Kang got her out with the guidance of Kris at Dynamic Racing Solutions to the machine, and he’s been it ever since.

With the Elise finally solidly, Kang was eager to cut his teeth. He embraced the vibrant community on the West Coast. One of the reasons I moved was for the car culture and to canyon roads and tracks can’t be found anywhere he says.

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