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Old 11-27-2005, 05:18 AM   #16
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I cant believe noones said anything about Chris_Knows getting the hp figure wrong. Its 190, not 118.
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Old 11-27-2005, 05:19 AM   #17
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I cant believe noones said anything about Chris_Knows getting the hp figure wrong. Its 190, not 118.

Don't blame me, blame google ...Don't know how I messed that up though
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Old 11-27-2005, 05:57 AM   #18
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I cant believe noones said anything about Chris_Knows getting the hp figure wrong. Its 190, not 118.

I was thinkin somethin was off... lol big difference there Chris
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Old 11-27-2005, 09:20 PM   #19
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Beautiful car...118hp, yet it's so light it handles like a 400hp Corvette

Handles a helluva lot better than a C6. No comparison for the Elise.

Do you guys up there in Canada not get the 190hp 1.8L toyota engined version we get in the States? I saw a few companies take out that toyota engine and put in 220hp K series Honda powerplants. Actually lost a little weight.
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Old 11-27-2005, 10:40 PM   #20
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Handles a helluva lot better than a C6. No comparison for the Elise.

Do you guys up there in Canada not get the 190hp 1.8L toyota engined version we get in the States? I saw a few companies take out that toyota engine and put in 220hp K series Honda powerplants. Actually lost a little weight.

I believe we get the same Toyota engine for the Elise here too...but I've never seen one ...
That's like a Formula car, with a bit over 100hp/litre!
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Old 11-28-2005, 04:31 AM   #21
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Yeah, that engine, I believe its a 253 hp dohc...EDIT: the jap one...
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Old 11-29-2005, 04:55 AM   #22
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Yeah those Elises are nice. I went to the bentley dealership in Chicago and they had 2 of them i sat in one and getting in wast so hard as the getting out. Im only 16 and had ergonomic problems how are old men who can afford these things are supposed to get in and out. I loved it until i saw the F430 Spider and The Porsche GT2 And the Murcielago ECT ECT...
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Old 11-29-2005, 09:39 PM   #23
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I cant believe noones said anything about Chris_Knows getting the hp figure wrong. Its 190, not 118.
The older Euro spec cars were available with 118bhp I believe....that was with the older engine though....they were also available with the 190bhp ...oh, they made a 111bhp too I think
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Old 11-29-2005, 09:53 PM   #24
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Old 11-29-2005, 10:10 PM   #25
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the original k-series engine had 118bhp, which was used in the first elise's back in 95. the same power plant used in the 2 and 4 series rover and the honda concerto

interesting also used in the caterham, which weighs half an elise.

on that subject they also had the Caterham JP250 which had the tuned opel / vauxhall astra

personally you pay extra for the lotus name, my preference being the opel / vauxhall speedster / vx220 which was turbo charged

me i use a v6
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Old 11-30-2005, 06:13 AM   #26
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the original k-series engine had 118bhp, which was used in the first elise's back in 95. the same power plant used in the 2 and 4 series rover and the honda concerto

interesting also used in the caterham, which weighs half an elise.
The K-Series engine is just crap...yeah, they're used in everything from Rover 25's to Landrover Freelanders, Caterham's to MGF's, but they sure do get through Head gaskets quickly.

As for the Honda Concerto....I'm sure Honda used engines in Rovers, but not the other way around, I've never seen a K-Series in a Honda. Could be wrong though, maybe I've just never lifted the bonnet on that particular model
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Old 11-30-2005, 04:47 PM   #27
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The K-Series engine is just crap...yeah, they're used in everything from Rover 25's to Landrover Freelanders, Caterham's to MGF's, but they sure do get through Head gaskets quickly.

As for the Honda Concerto....I'm sure Honda used engines in Rovers, but not the other way around, I've never seen a K-Series in a Honda. Could be wrong though, maybe I've just never lifted the bonnet on that particular model

Well, Honda DID make their own K series engine, nothing to do with the Lotus/Toyota version. Use i currently in the Civic SI, Accord, TSX, RSX among many others.
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Old 11-30-2005, 05:10 PM   #28
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The K-Series engine is just crap...yeah, they're used in everything from Rover 25's to Landrover Freelanders, Caterham's to MGF's, but they sure do get through Head gaskets quickly.

As for the Honda Concerto....I'm sure Honda used engines in Rovers, but not the other way around, I've never seen a K-Series in a Honda. Could be wrong though, maybe I've just never lifted the bonnet on that particular model

im not 100% certain, i recall that the 2 and 4 series were basically exactly the same car as the concerto, just a diffo body

if im wrong i hold my hands up (and wait for that 'hbo' fella to come and tell me to stop posting when i obviously know shit all)
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Old 11-30-2005, 09:06 PM   #29
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im not 100% certain, i recall that the 2 and 4 series were basically exactly the same car as the concerto, just a diffo body

if im wrong i hold my hands up (and wait for that 'hbo' fella to come and tell me to stop posting when i obviously know shit all)
I presume you mean hobo?....just ignor him lol. I understand what you're saying though.

And thunderbird, how can Honda make their own K-Series?
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Old 12-01-2005, 04:16 AM   #30
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i have always liked the elise and for the price they sell for i think it's a great buy.
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