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  1. I have the 265 Komotec kit fitted to my 2015 S club Racer,

    carried out during 2020 , completed about 5k currently on 26K.

    My setup included 2Tublar complete system and Cat, with all the remaining parts Komotec.

    Fitted in the UK by H111; 

    rolling road recorded 255bhp and 199 lb ft torque

    there are a few completed 220/250 cup in the uk showing between 255/265bhp,

    to be honest it drives much better than when it was standard 217 bhp,The idle and town driving feel much smoother and the power has a solid smooth push to the limiter.

    did I really need the extra power ,probably not , but it is a great addition with no negatives regarding the mods,

    the numbers don’t reflect how much more go the car can deliver.

    FYI, Super unleaded is a requirement on this kit.

    Regarding noise all ZR engines with the complete system are noisy, mine is acceptable for the long journeys for holiday etc but not for the quieter track day circuits.

    Gear change on my car is lovely and slick, it doesn’t have the post 17.5 engineered feel but I am more than happy.

    195 tyres are fine on the standard 6” rims which all supercharged S3 220 came on , will move to them this year as 175 unavailable or getting on date wise.

    if in doubt stick with OEM spec, as I said before I probably didn’t work the original hard enough , let alone the new increased power setup.

    happy hunting,




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  2. All booked, staying locally for the 3 days.

    This is a great event, the organisation over the whole period has to be applauded.

    My better half had the accommodation booked as soon as the dates were released.

    Great video, really makes you want to be part of the fun.

    Best way to enjoy yours and others Lotus Cars.


  3. Congratulations, very nice not much chance of keeping up now, 

    at least I can enjoy the noise from a far.

    love the red accent on the inside.

    ps Kim approves ,the rear spoiler design is the only one she would have.

    Look forward to seeing in the flesh.


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  4. @Mark030358 made me smile 🙂

    Great to have car back,

    The Dash and Camera both from Dave at S/Lotus is even better than I had hope for.Just need to adjust camera slightly but works perfectly.

    The binnacle is finished the same as the OEM version. It photos lighter than viewing with the naked eye. Most people wouldn't even notice that you have changed anything.

    The Komotec upgrade has definitely given the car some serious get up and go for an Elise. Overall very happy with the upgrades. 




  5. Thanks for that , will be an interesting read ,it is a more serious upgrade with a totally new ecu , which is the only way the tuners are dealing properly with the 250 cup. There are a number of 250cup owners on the Facebook site that have had the the full exhaust systemS and have had mil lights on due to emissions codes and fuelling issues.

  6. The 250 cup model doesn’t seem to be as easy to retune as the original cup 220 & the normal model Elise with the 2zr engines.The ecu is the issue, I believe it’s the encryption Stopping total access,

    Komotec kits direct or via  H111 are not listing the 250 model , 

    You mention RRR they use the Ecumaster Ecu to great affect However so does Komotec and H111 , the only thing to remember is the ecu will have a different traction control system to the original, this may not bother some people , but it depends on what the car is for road/ Track

    From my experience it’s best to use one company or at least confirm prior to cherry picking parts etc.

    I have Jim’s complete system for my car, however to have the ecu tuned by Komotec I would have to go to Germany as it was not available in the uk to me.

    Gutted as I was due there 2 weeks ago but There’s more important issues at the moment .

  7. Got the same issue as you at the moment . Coolant level dropped to the same level as you stated and is never the same now; can be higher / lower by 1cm . Going back to H111 this Friday for the safety recall  plus this to be fixed.This is the first time in probably  8 coolant changes I have seen this happen so it can be sorted. It’s not just a case of topping up as soon as pressure rises in the system it is ejected out via the black pipe , indicator there is air trapped.

  8. Just to clarify some points on your original post,

    the Komotec Upgrades phase 2&3 are complete kits with altered files reflashed via the OBD port to the original Ecu 

    plus hardware.

    They are the only changes ,everything else stays as OEM. Ie traction / stability control, idle etc.

    The only other option is a replacement ecu and new mapping and the hardware to complete, this would move you

    much further away from your stated goal,

    if you are tracking seriously all be it a limited number each year , I would agree with the above 220/250 cup or exige

    however if it’s more for the road I would stick with what you have ,  I have 2015 s3 the only thing that let it down was the exhaust note and to be honest the parts that made up the complete system, they work , but on a car like these they deserve a bespoke setup , and there lies the rub , you require the new ecu info to enjoy there benefits.

    on the 17.5 year cars like Neals they sound great from the factory.

    plus ,most mods costs will not be realised if you wish to sell and insurance has to be considered .

    last of all ,the cups cars look amazing ,and I came very close to buying Neals car ( best Colour), but if you go to places as we do for our holiday etc there no way the Aero kit would remain intact .

    After doing the bronze / silver days at Lotus the standard setup is more than capable for my ability’s on the road.

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    1. ChrisJ - Turbo Esprit or Excel SE.
    2. Trevsked
    3. top-plumber - Turbo Esprit
    4. shelly Schumacher Elan  M100 se turbo
    5. Vipers - 3-Eleven 430
    6. PainterDave - Excel
    7. Composite guru - Elise 220 Cup (work dependant)
    8. JNW - Esprit S1 or Essex Esprit
    9. Bibs - Evora NA
    10. Dave Eds - Evora NA or M100
    11. Sizona - GT430 or JPS Esprit
    12. Martyn - Esprit SE
    13. Simonf - 340 &/or V6 Exige
    14. Stephen - Elise S C/ Racer

       Sorry only just seen this , if still possible to join in would be great.


  9. Did wonder if the height of the driver would become an issue ,

    We have visited RRR and Robert gave us a good demonstration of what is possible , 

    I will be really interested to see the bespoke binnacle design , please post any updates,

    Our issue is we cannot see hardly any of the tell tale screen in the sun with roof off , and more importantly the warning signs . We probably have the opposite issue to you as the steering wheel boss effects our view into the display.

    If we go down this route the layout will be totally different to what we have now, and the beauty of this dash means we can tailor it suit different drivers , ( my better half is very speed aware so wants clear digital numbers )

    Next year could be very costly as we are also looking to have there ecu package fitted.

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