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About Petrolgeneration

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  • Birthday 17/03/1985

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    Tim
  • Car
    2016 C63 Estate / 2019 Elise Cup 250 / 2012 BMW Z4
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    Supersprint decat downpipes, Stage 2 @ 611hp/847nM
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    Belgium

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  1. I really need a repaint of my car lol. Any closer to pulling a trigger TonyKL?
  2. Don't go for door sills in carbon from Lotus. They ask 1.7k if I remember correctly. I bought the carbon ones from Komo-tec instead and they look great. Going to install them within 2 weeks when I'm doing alcantara trim on mine. Get alcantara airvents... combine them with carbon sills from Komo and it looks amazing interior wise!
  3. I have ppf on the whole car but you can do just front and carbon bits if you want. I’ve driven on track a little over 1000km’s and when I say ‘drive on track’ , I really mean putting the hammer down and give the car a beating. So far, zero issues. The ppf xpel seems to be doing a great job so far! All the exterior parts in carbon look dropdead gorgeous in real life so I can recommend if you can spare the money. To give you a better idea of how the carbon parts look like IRL, I attached a small video I made on pickup.
  4. Hard not to be shouty with that big wing in the back haha. I still feel kinda sad I didn't go for isotope green! I also went for something that was a bit more 'quiet' and it does look good in metallic grey (old carbon grey they had)... just not as good as isotope hehe Also, they did change the Aero after MY 17.5 and went for smaller aero. Some people prefer it, some don't. I prefer it. Makes the car look a bit more mature imho.
  5. Mine was delivered new end of june. If this is louder than the first exhaust, I really don't want to know how silent the previous version sounded. In my opinion it is very quiet. Then again, my judgement is clouded as my daily is a straight piped C63 and in comparison everything is silent. On video footage / drive-by's from my car on trackdays, it really doesn't sound loud though. I don't think you should have any issue with dB limits. Regular stock Megane RS type of cars are louder than the Cup 250. I always feel like I have one of the most silent cars on track and never had any dB issues. And your point is very valid, same reason I bought a 250 instead of 430 for track usage. Better steering feedback over 430 Significant lower running cost on tires/brakes/fuel Very rewarding to drive and it encourages perfect driving more because mistakes get punished a lot more by lack of HP. Much more stable on hard corner exits and really locked in. Drives on rails! I do a lot of laps on trackdays and the fuel consumption was actually mindblowing to me. Very low, even with the stock tiny fuel tank. Very enjoyable (because smaller tanks here don't have fuel pumps on site) You will enjoy it A LOT on track
  6. My friend from the alcantara trim stopped by today to drop off a sample with the alcantara and wire we chose that would match the seats. It's a tiny bit darker but it's almost impossible to find the exact alcantara and I doubt the lotus factory is willing to ship me their alcantara haha.
  7. Remap not a problem. The shop that is going to fit it is my main tuner. They did ECU flashes on all my cars. At some point the ECU will be replaced also with the higher hp tunes but might be interesting to see what they can do HP wise on the stock ECU, even if I'm not going to run that setup very long. They have to remap anyway so might aswel get some extra power in the meanwhile. And loud, I guess. Can't be any louder than my straight piped C63 though so I'm hopefull haha.
  8. Another minor update. Decided to pull the trigger and ordered the Supersprint Race exhaust for the Cup 250. Very pleased with Supersprint on my C63 so I figured, might aswel go for their solution on the Lotus!
  9. That SLC is a BEAST. Love the color!

    1. infinitereality

      infinitereality

      Thanks!  We both have fantastic taste in body color and accent color!  

  10. 15/09/2019 - Trackday Abbeville I did 2 trackdays in the last couple of weeks. First one was at Abbeville in France. It's a track that is quite technical with some very interesting corners. Should be very suitable for the Cup 250. I did however have some issues that day. In the front I was still running my old A052's and in the back new A048's. The circuit itself felt very greasy and slippery so I was struggling quite a bit. Even more so when near the end of the day, all of a sudden I spotted that one of the rear tires was mounted the wrong way. It took me about 30 seconds on track to figure out something wasn't right with the car so I didn't have the confidence to go all out and didn't figure out the problem till later on the day, which is a shame. I wouldn't have been able to fit the tires correctly anyway but atleast it would have given me peace of mind and made me less frustrated. "what the h*ll is going on with the car?" Also the lack of a limit slip diff was something that bugged me a lot and was costing me lots of time. I could just feel the car just pushing on just one wheel on corner exit, which was a shame. Didn't do great laptimes as the confidence in the car wasn't there. Decided to just throw out the tires and go for a complete new set. 27/10/2019 - Trackday Folembray I've been to Folembray before and it was my first ever trackday with the Lotus Elise Cup 250. Some of my friends don't really like this track and say it is 'boring' but I think the track is absolutely fantastic in the Lotus. A week before the trackday, I decided to fit a complete new set of Toyo R888R tires and Pagid RS14 brake pads. Everything was looking good but 3 days before the trackday all of a sudden the weather changed and there was a rain forecast. Oh well, let's see what happens. I learned my lessons and now always book a hotel nearby so I can sleep in and don't have to wake up at 5 in the morning. Woke up, looked outside... great... pouring Arrived at the track and there was a lot of standing water, which obviously isn't great on dry semi's. Since it was just slightly raining, I decided to let other cars 'clear' the track of standing water a bit and waited about an hour before going on track. No need to take unneccessairy risks. Although it was very slippery, I did notice the sheer difference in the wet between the Yokohama's and the Toyo R888R. If you're fitting semi's and driving on the street a lot, I can definitely recommend these tires over the Advans as they feel much more stable in the wet. (and we do have our fair share of rain in Belgium and the UK). Doing some very slow laps and kept building up the pace. On my first trackday there I did manage a 1 minute flat with less perfect driving lines and more cautious driving so driving laptimes like the ones in the movie above in light rain was actually very surprising and I was pleased. As the confidence started to build and I felt more confident pushing in the rain, I started pushing harder. I also made sure I was qualified for my vanity plate. Got Apex? Yes we do! The photographer present is a great guy and he always makes some nice shots. So here is some extra car pr0n for you guys. Love the picture with the carbon hardtop. The Reverie wing might not be as pretty as the OEM Lotus wing but it does look mean and sure does the job. There is a significant noticable difference in the rear downforce with the wing fitted although it does eat away quite a bit of topspeed due to extra drag. Stickers from my local car club present obviously! As you can tell on the last picture, the rain stopped later in the afternoon. I did still struggle with some grip as some parts were still extremely slippery due to the dampness of the track, however, we did manage to do some better rounds. For some reason, my AIM camera starting to act up and I wasn't able to record the fastest lap of the day but you can tell by comparing with the other video, I'm already braking later, going in more aggressive and pushing a lot harder. I also really need to figure out why the throttle input is completely off. It looks like I'm never full on the throttle or never completely off the throttle. Will sort that out later. It was obviously impossible to keep up with the super trofeo on soft wets, but nonetheless, I do find it impressive that the gap is so small because it's comparing a purpose built jetfighter to a paper plane as far as I'm concerned. The amount of speed it could carry through the corners and acceleration under rain conditions were just mindblowing compared to the Elise who was really struggling on semi's. Also the lack of the LSD didn't help me here and I would easily shave of another second more just by an LSD alone. Day over... time to drive home... then disaster struck. All of a sudden, complete loss of power. Was this my first Lotus issue? Lot's of trouble usually serious? The car struggled to get up to 100km/h, losing speed when going slightly uphill and the engine was choking when I gave it too much throttle. Like I was flooding the engine. Might be coilovers, sparkplugs or O2 sensor I think. Probably nothing to serious but I can tell you, driving 300kms home with a car that accelerates slower than a bicycle isn't a lot of fun. Going to drop it off at the dealership soon as we're disassembling the interior aswel to have it trimmed with alcantara. (update on that in 2 weeks!). All in all, great day, had a blast and I hope to see one of you guys at the track one day!
  11. Yes, should be interesting to see! The car performed great. Also, during the day, all of a sudden a white Cup 220 drove up with an older guy who just bought the car 3 weeks ago. It was a komo-tec 265. He was interested in doing some trackdays and came by for some info. Gave the guy a helmet and took him for some laps as passenger. He had a blast. Always great sharing the same passion with people. Even with the rain, it was a great day!
  12. And the spray from the ridiculous amount of downforce compared to the Cup 250. The amount of grip was stunning, even if he was driving on soft wet racing tires. Absolutely bonkers. He was actually only 4 seconds a lap faster than me. Which is kind of amazing on a small track like folembray. He did 1:01:XX and I drove 1:05:XX on my semi's in the rain/damp. Once again this confirms what an awesome machine the Cup 250 is. Horsepower is overrated. There even was a professional racecar driver there who drove formula 3, 24h Le Mans, 24 Zolder (and made podiums) and he was driving 1:10:XX in a track prepped M3 so all in all, very impressive. Very pleased with my laptimes! With a limited slip diff, I for sure would have shaved another second of the laptimes easy.
  13. Awesome, thx for sharing! I'm really behind on updates here but I'll try to do my best soon. Just a small teaser: was at a trackday yesterday. Day in the rain so was pretty exciting on semi's. Only one guy faster on soft wets, you see him passing me here. Oh well, I wasn't even close keeping up with that thing haha
  14. That has very little to do with Belgian insurance companies
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