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  1. 6 hours ago, acchan said:

    Always the same question: is it possible to convert an evora s to a gte? yes, the mansory bodykit cost more or less 50.000€ + vat + labour anda there are no problem, if someone has got money... but the wider wishbone? Is it possible buy them from lotus? and the wheels?

     

    I'm still in love with the gte and I think I'll buy one or make one...

    I know exactly where you're coming from.   No GTE's were sent to North America, so I had to build one, as you are asking about.   I started with a LHD Evora S IPS, and made it into a GTE/ GT350 replica.   Not exactly popular with original owners, who felt that replicas might reduce the value of the original cars.   All my parts are OME, either from Lotus or Mansory.   Living in North America, the parts were ordered through a company called British Racing Group, although they are no longer in business.   You can check out the build on this forum, going back to March 2016.   Just search "Aerobat's Evora Project".

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  2. On 13/03/2019 at 13:36, Babas89 said:

    01 CH                                          Blue                  Cognac             LHD   IPS      2+2

    02 UK      21gg_                         Blue                  Cognac              RHD   IPS      2+2       21GG

    03 UK      domguy                      Black & Gold     Black                 RHD   IPS      2+0        AU64 CJV

    04 UK      LotusLeftLotusRight Starlight Black   Sports Racer        LHD   MAN     2+2        X4GTE

    05 HK      Sold                             Solar Yellow      Sports Racer     RHD   IPS      2+0

    06 HK      Sold                             Starlight             Sports Racer     RHD   MAN    2+0

    07 CH      Sold                            Sport Yellow      Sports Racer      LHD   MAN     2+0

    08 UK      bingoking                    Black & Gold     Venom                RHD   MAN    2+0       FII0TUS

    09 UK       adfer                           Carbon              Carbon              LHD   IPS       2+0      L7VGT

    10 UK      AVAILABLE                  Black                Sports Racer     RHD   IPS      2+2       AU61CEV

    11 DE      TBD                             Aspen White      Sports Racer     LHD   MAN     2+0       HH-TD462

    12 HK      Sold                             Aspen White      Sports Racer     RHD   IPS       2+0

    13 UK      JeffK                            Military Grey     Black/Alcantara  RHD  IPS       2+0      J 1000

    14 UK     Trevsked                     Metallic White   Sports Racer        LHD   IPS        2+0      V60 GTE

    15 FR     sold.                          Arctic Silver (covering chrome red with Black stripe)       Black/Alcantara  LHD   MAN     2+0       temporary french licence plate

    16 UK      sizona                         Arctic Silver       Sports Racer      LHD    IPS            2+0       LOT3S

    17 BE       sold                            Aspen White      Sports Racer      LHD    IPS       2+0

    18 AE       Sold                             Gold/Red           Sports Racer     LHD   IPS      2+0

    19 CH      For Sale                       Black                 Sports Racer     LHD   MAN      2+0      Classica Motors S.A.

    20 UK     Ishy                         Motorsport Green   Black/Alcantara  LHD   IPS      2+0        NR20GT

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    Which car is this Bastien?   Do you know who owns it, or where the picture was taken?

  3. Yes, thanks for some support.  My car is a conversion.  A replica.  But it’s not “Mansory bits”.  It does have the new wishbones, new suspension and new wheels.  The carbon fibre is one-off custom made based on OEM for the GTE/ GT350.  No GTE’s made it to North America.  I wanted one.  I paid a premium and made one.  It’s not a factory GT350, but it’s damn near identical.  I’m happy, and that’s all that matters to me.

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  4. These are actually tyre stickers, and can be removed anytime.  They can be cleaned and/ or replaced as necessary.   Not sure where they source from - I got them from www.zrauto.ca

     

    Oops sorry - apparently I have reached the limit of my attachment space, and can't show any more pics.

  5. Again, sorry for the delayed reply.   Being on this side of the Atlantic, with such a big difference in time zones, Komo-Tec was not a real big help to my shop.   The ECU was retuned to Komo-Tec's specs, and you're right, when I take it to my Lotus dealer/ service department, I will let them know to not re-flash the ECU, but to leave it to the EV460 specs.   My car is out of warranty now, so I felt free to plunge on with the after-market mods.   When I was doing this, I had not known of, or heard of the TVS1900 conversion.   But Komo-Tec is well known and well experienced with working with Lotus, so I'm comfortable with that.   Good luck with your plans, and please let this group know of your plans and progress.

    Thanks for the compliments - I am happy with how the car turned out!

  6. Hi Martin.    I had used my car often as a daily driver, but only in good weather.   I am OCD enough that if I drove in rainy weather, I would be spending too much time getting the rain spots off, lol.   I was fortunate enough to bring my car home in nice weather, but it is early spring here now, with lots of rain, occasional snow, and cooler temperatures.   My car's ECU is still learning from these modifications, and I am also due for a Lotus software update.  

    I have not driven the car aggressively yet.  I have enjoyed more noise from the supercharger, and a throatier engine sound.   Acceleration is smooth and quick, without the kick in the a$$ you get with a turbo.   So - I cannot yet answer about it's performance.   The company that did this conversion was extremely happy with the outcome, and he is a Ferrari guy.  (His car is a highly modified Enzo ...)    Before I had picked it up, he did his own test drive, and he commented on how smooth and easy to drive it is.   He easily was doing 200 km/h on city freeways, and backed off from there.   I have the IPS, which does limit or restrict performance somewhat compared to conversions to standard transmissions.

    Overall, I would say go for it!  Unless you can settle for less than what your car could be.     :P  B-)

  7. Mine is factory original Evora S, with the IPS transmission.   All I've done is the full GTE exterior, and the Komo-Tec 460-HP engine performance upgrade.  That includes headers, cat bypass, carbon fibre bigger air intake, smaller pulley for a stronger supercharger, and an air-water chargecooler - if I've got that all right.   The original GTE's had a 444 HP Cosworth engine, with an AMT sequential gearbox.   I don't think any of those made it market.  What we call GTE's are technically GT350's.   

    There are others on this forum with far more knowledge than I about the Lotus history .....

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  8. Thanks Gav - I am very happy with how it has turned out!

    I have not driven it, nor had it dyno'd - but it does have Komo-Tec's 460-hp upgrade.   My car is the IPS, so it won't develop full horsepower, but it will be fun to drive!

    And just in case you were wondering, my license plate refers to my other toy:

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