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And you thought a Zetec was heresy..

PostPost by: JJDraper » Sun Jul 20, 2014 10:29 am

Looking at the prices twinc's are making, or the cost of a full rebuild, my mind wandered a little erratically.

http://www.avt.uk.com/page3.html

The big motor revs to around 5,500rpm, and would be an 'easy' couple to the existing clutch/gearbox. So you would still use 'throttle' and 'change gear', just with a different power delivery characteristic. No more head gasket or water pump worries.

Cost around 8-12k+ GBP by the factory. Just source an engine-less, rolling +2 and away you go.. Just not too far.

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PostPost by: Elanintheforest » Sun Jul 20, 2014 2:03 pm

Well it's a nice thought that when petrol does run out at least the cars may keep on rolling!

Someone just has to develop the weber sound track to be played with the throttle movement.

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PostPost by: JJDraper » Sun Jul 20, 2014 9:42 pm

Already done by your favourite company...

http://www.gizmag.com/lotus-active-noise-control/11486/

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PostPost by: The Cyclist » Mon Jul 21, 2014 7:50 am

Well actually ..... We should all know that the Tesla sportscar is very nearly an Elise [chassis built by Lotus I understand] and a specially modified electric Exige holds the UK speed record. I'm just waiting for the Lotus version of the hyper-performance hybrid....
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