Lotus USA has announced that it is offering a factory 50-state legal Surpercharger Kit for naturally aspirated Elise and Exige models. The kit uses the same supercharger fitted into the production Elise SC and can be installed on any naturally aspirated Elise or Exige powered by Toyota’s 2ZZ-GE engine.
The kit, which also consists a integrated intake manifold, high-flow fuel injectors and a re-programmed engine management control unit, increases output to 218-hp from 189-hp. Torque is increased from 133 lb-ft to 155 lb-ft. Maximum torque is available at 5,000 rpm instead of the naturally aspirated 6,800 rpm.
“Lotus Elise and Exige owners are genuine driving enthusiasts and that’s what has attracted them to Lotus cars in the first place,” said Lotus Cars USA, Inc. Director of Operations Arnie Johnson. “They will fully appreciate the dramatically enhanced driving character these Lotus Supercharger Kits will bring their vehicles and the peace of mind from a fully warranted, factory engineered kit.”
The Lotus Supercharger Kit is available for purchase and installation at all authorized Lotus dealers in the U.S. and Canada.
– By: Stephen Calogera