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  1. Thanks for feedback, definitely need to look into the CWP issue. 

    We will be aiming ~350 hp, with the following updates:

    • Alunox / vdlee twin scroll, ball bearing turbo setup
    • EFI e4 ecu
    • Upgraded conrods
    • Deatchwerks injectors
    • Direct ignition coils on spark plugs
    •  PNM upgraded clutch

    So with the new turbo setup we should improve low end torque supported by the upgraded PNM upgraded clutch. Although 350ft lbs sounds a bit high, I don't think we would go over 275ft lbs.   Car is now on the standard 17" wheels but considering 18" for the rear in the future.  

    Then on the CWP i was not aware there were different specs, I can only find A082F6484F in the parts list but not sure which one this is. 

  2. As we are rebuilding and upgrading the GT3 920 engine for improved power and torque I'm considering to modify the gearbox with a upgrade primary shaft. Either the Holoway kit or the GTOracing kit. My only concern is the new gearing on the 1st and 2nd gear. I frequently use the car for long trips around Europe which always contain some heavy traffic driving conditions. Is there experience with either a GT3 or other 4 cylinder cars with these kits? Especially with regards to the new gearing.  

  3. Now next phase, 

    Updating the interior, found a GT3 steering wheel. But no seats yet. And at later stage a programmable ECU, (Considering Motec M84 or EFi Euro4)

    Based on some earlier comments the GT3 seats are not found to be practical for long journeys. But the V8 seats are definitely unacceptable in terms of support, they are just to slippery. One solution can be changing the center section of the seat with alcantara or whatever material is used also for the roof and some of the door trim. 

  4. I don't think the S1 body would fit the V8 chassis. Also I think a 4cyl suits the Esprit better as the V8 is to heavy.

    If you take a late S3 turbo, and take of side skirts, change the bumper, rear lights, spoiler, wheels and interior for S1 spec would  you end up with a car looking like a S1 or S2? Then as a last nice addition make some S2 wheels in 16" by imagine wheels. 





  5. Just got inspired by watching a episode of "Drive" visiting the Singer shop in LA on Youtube. 

    Now I'm inspired to investigate how a "Singer" Esprit should look. Making a Esprit on the Singer motto "if you are allowed only one car (Lotus/Esprit) what should it be?" A car fit for a grand tour, trackday and daily usage. My considerations, Esprit S1 style body with Turbo HC chassis and engine underneath. Engine tuned to 250hp and 15"or 16" S2 style wheels. Padded simple roll cage. Target weight of 1000kg. Maybe as a easy route change a turbo body to S1 style, 

    Or would a Esprit just not fit such a style, maybe the futuristic body should be left unchanged. And only 60's style metal cars suit the "Singer" treatment.  

    For inspiration; 


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