Fixing the LOTUS Exige S240 // The Upgrades Begin!

24 okt 2020
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We bought this rare supercharged Lotus Exige S240 without inspecting it and discovered that a few things were broken. So in this episode, we bring in some experts to inspect the car properly, fix anything broken and find out what mods have already done. While we're at it, we install an epic upgrade!
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  • You asked for them, so here they are... CHOPPED SOCKS! Various sizes and shipped to your door.

    Mighty Car ModsMighty Car ModsPirms 4 Mēnešiem
    • Check the "lift" bolts if you haven't already, just to be sure. It's very easy and it will save you a lot of trouble if they happen to break. I love 2zz engines!

      Pater PastitiosPater PastitiosPirms 4 Mēnešiem
    • Where do u get that dash

      wall1wall1Pirms 4 Mēnešiem
    • Listening to these guys talk about the LOTUS and learning from their expertise has made this my favourite MCM video of all time. Great stuff guys!

      Squashed8BallSquashed8BallPirms 4 Mēnešiem
    • These socks are awesome!

      Jasper PipesJasper PipesPirms 4 Mēnešiem
    • Congratulations on your new car mate. Such a beauty

  • Lotus is an acronym for Lots Of Trouble Usually Serious.proper p.o.s car at least you guys are keeping with the m.c.m profile.

    Joe Rocket1979Joe Rocket1979Pirms 9 dienām
  • EXIGE Supercar kill 💣

    pessimo elementopessimo elementoPirms Mēneša
    • I agree with you and welcome to my channel about cars

      Covert GarageCovert GaragePirms 14 dienām
  • Holy fuck these Englishmen Engineers talks like they have a supercharger running their mouth!! DAAAAAYYM! LoL nonetheless respect to their passion and knowledge though.

    Stop.Time.To. EnjoyStop.Time.To. EnjoyPirms Mēneša
    • Right! So you're welcome to my video blog about cars.

      Covert GarageCovert GaragePirms 14 dienām
  • What a Brit says in 20 minutes an Aussie can say in one look.

    chugga505chugga505Pirms Mēneša
  • It's not an exotic, it's not a supercar. It's the quintessential sports car.

    baby yoda partakebaby yoda partakePirms Mēneša
  • Hearing these guys go on gets my hair standing

    Wendall ArrowWendall ArrowPirms 2 Mēnešiem
  • There goes my life savings.

    Bam BambinoBam BambinoPirms 2 Mēnešiem
  • Always nice to buy a track car and hear the Lotus guys tell you it's already set up nice. We done on the purchase. Should be a blast.

    MassiveTrackHunterMassiveTrackHunterPirms 2 Mēnešiem
  • no one: me: trying to find that song at 15:14 in the video

    Uhhh NoUhhh NoPirms 2 Mēnešiem
  • Does Lotus really use M12 connectors for the cluster? That is freaking amazing!

    hoede1990hoede1990Pirms 2 Mēnešiem
  • Lotus Exsgie S240

    EL JEL JPirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • When a car becomes your crush and you come to know MCM are making videos about it. You know you're gonna have watching their videos

    Pranjal SharmaPranjal SharmaPirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • Best Lotus commercial ever ^^ :D

    D CD CPirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • The lovely accents of England AND Aussie,,in the same vid,,,,cool! Cheers from Sweden

    David ThornqvistDavid ThornqvistPirms 3 Mēnešiem

  • I think racing games like NFS are what made me think lotus was a cheap, garbage supercar because they'd always be on the starter or slower end of the cars

    AKmodsAKmodsPirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • I wish Lotus made a car for a fat American such as myself. It would need to be large but also lightweight. This car is fantastic. :-)

    Grant LolleyGrant LolleyPirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • There’s a movie called Den of thieves. You look like the bad guy in it.

    RODley PumpkinsRODley PumpkinsPirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • Guys talk sense, really needs the proper rear brakes

    Tim BurtonTim BurtonPirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • 240 ? 😎 280...

    Nikola c290vNikola c290vPirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • I like it

    Semi Evolved NeanderthalSemi Evolved NeanderthalPirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • In the states modded exiges are actually reasonably common. At least in Minnesota they are. I find this to be very strange.

    Jd DmJd DmPirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • 1:09 They sound like they've been in Australia for a long time.

    jekanyikajekanyikaPirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • Earthing = grounding 🤯😂😂

    nocera415nocera415Pirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • I wonder what the invoice would've been if you were a regular lotus owner 😂 What do we reckon, $20k?

    Liamv4696Liamv4696Pirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • Hi Marty and Moog,could you please tell me where I can buy the same reversing camera and tiny screen just like the one you have. Thank you.

    2018 asx2018 asxPirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • Simply installing two-pot rear calipers won't balance the car's braking. Does the brake plumbing have a balance valve? If not, perhaps it should. You can muck up the braking to "out beyond radio" doing things without fully considering the results.

    Charles SchusterCharles SchusterPirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • So jealous.. my favourite car!

    Karam KhalilKaram KhalilPirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • Man I really miss this channel. Kind of got sidetracked with life for some years and cars took a backseat. This channel takes credit for why I love cars so much. I hope to meet you guys one day. This channel will forever be one of the greatest of all time.

    javidgt8javidgt8Pirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • Moog youre re-igniting my love for Lotus that I found so many years ago but had to set aside because of their price. Now I gotta doubletime with my plans in school and at work to get one of these ASAP. 🤣🤣🤣🤣

    javidgt8javidgt8Pirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • the display looks like it's also 10 years old

    r15 4r15 4Pirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • It’s so common to watch LVworld videos with “experts “thar are just people spouting their opinion who don’t really know what they’re talking about. These two guests know their stuff. Wish they were on my side of the earth. ;) Take this from a fellow S240 owner, you must take that car to the track, that is where it really shines!!

    Eric HEric HPirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • Swap k-series? Yes! Yes! Yes!))

    Николай КузнецовНиколай КузнецовPirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • I disliked this video. Not because the video is bad, but because I am inhumanly jealous.

    Chad JohnsonChad JohnsonPirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • I am actually genuinely happy for MCM, for getting those parts....

    GoltzharGoltzharPirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • Alot of mumbo jumbo to a person that gets 50 percent of what they are talking about. But good video...

    GoltzharGoltzharPirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • What is the name of the song in the very beginning playing in the background?

    Luke McCallinLuke McCallinPirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • I would love to see you guys find an over seas project. SVO 86' Mustang Turbo 4cyl. For example. I know it's likely hard to acquire but you guys make anything happen..... Doesn't have to be specifically that car but that realm would really be awesome. I want to hear you CHOP the American Cars haaaaaa. But crank one up!!! Woooooooo. MCM From Canada

    Kevin GriceKevin GricePirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • Are the lift bolts prone to going on these like the rest of the Toyota VVTL-i engines? I'm assuming so

    ALXALXPirms 3 Mēnešiem
    • range.

      Shauka HodanShauka HodanPirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • I am so stoked! I have been saving up for a lotus and love seeing it on the show!

    Sergio CambaSergio CambaPirms 3 Mēnešiem
    • My research paper tabs-=25+ no joke ...and then MCM. That is the most important tab I have open. I'm serious, solar panels for environmental economics an wait.

      Shauka HodanShauka HodanPirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • few interesting facts, such as the old Vauxhall Astra side mirrors, while they were at it. I'd be a very confident buyer if these two were around.

    seiom jvonyseiom jvonyPirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • An actual sports car, simple engineering is the best engineering.

    miko foinmiko foinPirms 3 Mēnešiem
    • enough to find a Nordkap Blue interior Volvo S60R x_x

      doliio volaydoliio volayPirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • The price of Lotus cars just went through the roof

    Dylan PDylan PPirms 3 Mēnešiem
    • supercar performance, yes 200mph +.

      seiom jvonyseiom jvonyPirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • 12:51 What's the deal with the throttle pedal on the left side ?

    Diego Cartes SaavedraDiego Cartes SaavedraPirms 4 Mēnešiem
    • supercar performance, yes 200mph +.

      miko foinmiko foinPirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • something has been lost with this proper beasty

    DropkickOfTheCenturyDropkickOfTheCenturyPirms 4 Mēnešiem
    • The stalks are from Vauxhall Corsa C

      doliio volaydoliio volayPirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • 16:52 Several Australian guys babbling Captions: "Music"

    doire aintudoire aintuPirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • 3Head

    IBhopzIBhopzPirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • Want.

    tSp289tSp289Pirms 4 Mēnešiem
    • 19:38 AHH!!!! I SAUNT IT!!!!

      doire aintudoire aintuPirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • I couldn't stop smiling. Such a good episode

    Thomas DierschThomas DierschPirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • This makes me disgusted at how unfriendly consumer cars are today.

    abbsnn coseabbsnn cosePirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • I always wanted one of these little beasts

    Vidal JVidal JPirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • Hi, I was wondering what the inch size of your exhaust system is and how many bhp you are pushing. It looks like 3 to 2.5 inch. BR rob

    Garage TwelveGarage TwelvePirms 4 Mēnešiem
    • mx2e-lotus-elise-exige-dash

      abbsnn coseabbsnn cosePirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • Interesting that the Lotus tech guys are standing in "parade rest" 🤔 Big sign of respect!

    Allen PlantAllen PlantPirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • Who says there's no money in LVworld videos.

    Robbie Throck-MortonRobbie Throck-MortonPirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • My research paper tabs-=25+ no joke ...and then MCM. That is the most important tab I have open. I'm serious, solar panels for environmental economics an wait.

    Matt OrtonMatt OrtonPirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • Its always interesting to see people's reaction when they talk about turbo efficiency lol. So many people run boost and not enough understand their compressors efficiency range.

    PyroBlonde7777PyroBlonde7777Pirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • The stalks are from Vauxhall Corsa C

    Borislav ManevskiBorislav ManevskiPirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • I want a Cup 240 so bad, but a Sport 240 is absolutely on the list. Would have to be the black paint. I don't want to even Google the price tag on one in the midwest USA.. Hard enough to find a Nordkap Blue interior Volvo S60R x_x

    Derek HoldenDerek HoldenPirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • Not a supercar, it can't do 200mph (321kph). They guys from Lotus stand there and say "If you like engineering, you like Lotus". Yeah thats true, very very good handling cars. But enter the ELECTRICS, and mirrors out of a Vauxhall, then the "engineering" went out the window. That was the huge complaint about Ferraris in the 1980's that they took parts from Fiats like the dash vents and shoved them in Ferraris. Then came the F40 and F50 supercar to compete with the Lambos. Maaaaaaaaan, you can't put a Lotus Exige in the same class as an F40 Ferrari OR LAMBORGHINI Countach or Diablo - ITS NOT A SUPERCAR! Stop calling it a supercar, its not in the same class as a Porsche Carrera GT, Ferrari F40, F50, Enzo or LaFerrari. Or Lamborghini Countach, Diablo, Gallardo, Murcielago. Or Pagani Zonda etc etc the list can go on. 200mph straight out of the factory, THATS a supercar. Who was this journalist that said it was a supercar? Its a bonded (glued) aluminium tub, with bits from Vauxhalls sa vi ENGLISH KIT CAR! Caterhams and Westfields buildem in ya GARIDGE! Not that there's anything wrong with building a kit car. The Ultima is a kit car you can build in ya Garidge, with supercar performance .......ah supercar performance, yes 200mph +.

    Steven JohnsonSteven JohnsonPirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • Hardcore driver's car. Congrats on ownership.

    Princess_YowPrincess_YowPirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • Watching this makes me proud to be British. 🇬🇧🇦🇺

    Michael WMichael WPirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • They should convert this into a Tesla roadster in the future

    E4EasyE4EasyPirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • 19:38 AHH!!!! I SAUNT IT!!!!

    Jake The Snake ProductionsJake The Snake ProductionsPirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • These guys are nuts, like actually nuts

    Ebrahim SalaamEbrahim SalaamPirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • Привет вам из России, мы вас тоже смотрим только в переводе, чумавой у вас контент, продолжайте нас радовать дальше. Greetings from Russia, we also look at you only in translation, your content is plagued, keep delighting us further.

    Video WorldVideo WorldPirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • This makes me disgusted at how unfriendly consumer cars are today.

    OvAeonsOvAeonsPirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • Great work guys! You can purchase the AiM MXe dash display from the link below! We use it on one of our track cars!

    speedmastermarinespeedmastermarinePirms 4 Mēnešiem
    • Amazing! Thanks for that info, will check out the website!

      sledfreak17sledfreak17Pirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • Having the possibility to hang out with engineers that spent years working on cars like yours is an lifetime opportunity and a massive deal maker, I almost felt as happy as Moog watching this video - the new dash unit rocks the boat!

    arooscroockedarooscroockedPirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • Please help me, need a base map about to install an mp62 on my 2zz but cannot find a map anywhere any help much appreciated

    Kris zztKris zztPirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • Dude im loveing it ive always wanted the lotus motorsport elise

    MrMaddparkisonMrMaddparkisonPirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • this was brilliant

    Sam FreemanSam FreemanPirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • Might want to change to a 1zz oilpan or get the morosso to prevent oil starvation. 2zz sump has no baffle.

    radstarradstarPirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • Some Nurburgring inspiration

    Froggy 01Froggy 01Pirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • Ah British cars. The most unique vehicles... Never have there 2 of the same been built. And they tried.

    DexMaster881DexMaster881Pirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • honestly I would love to see it converted to e85 to take advantage of the supercharger and high compression

    CallbrinCallbrinPirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • it great to see ppls discuss how to modified

    Dont Call Me FelixDont Call Me FelixPirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • Supercharger whine > Turbo whistle

    vbvapatvbvapatPirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • It's a thing of beauty

    Peter GoodmanPeter GoodmanPirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • XRS! Minus the supercharger and drivetrain

    mydailyruteenmydailyruteenPirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • Don't forget that this is basically a tesla roadster Mk1. Later on I would like to see a mk2 space X edition ;D

    Arnold Tóth IsaszegiArnold Tóth IsaszegiPirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • I think Moog is in love with these guys, he looks so happy!

    Chaos FruitbatChaos FruitbatPirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • True British engineering 👌

    Paul WorthingtonPaul WorthingtonPirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • I don't have this fancy one. Cut a long story short my wife wanted a cheap convertible replacement for a 1000quid purchased price MGF vvc which I really liked . At that time we also had a fancy Merc coupe and a Lancia Integrale Evo2 and a shopping car. We had no debts and a few quid in the bank so I thought (8 years ago) SLK 55, to my brain this was the car. She blew off about the petrol costs. The only alternative viable option was an Elise. So we bought a N/A Elise ZZ1 touring (leather seats and carpets). I loved it. A few mods and it was awesome. I have mates with supercharged cars and to be honest, I wouldn't flip it. Gonna keep this gem. You don't have to go mad with these. They don't depreciate and when you hit tight twisties a modified integrale Evo2, Lambo Hurricane will have no hope. You also can afford a service, brakes, tyres and fuel.

    Cheryl ColdCheryl ColdPirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • "Dash doesn't work, the stereo doesn't work, the indicators don't work..." Sounds like your typical Lotus to me.

    AporueSutolAporueSutolPirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • Had an s1, great fun and I don’t work in it. your arse is 9in off the ground, 30mph feels like 60, so do the math on what 120mph feels like! Sprinters, weekend cars, not for everyday or long journeys, but amazing fun for he money. Because of the lack of weight they are very good on fuel consumption if you can keep your foot of the go faster peddle.

    gary stewartgary stewartPirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • I would take this over ANY usa sports car .......including the vettarri looking thing by chevy

    JayJay StolteJayJay StoltePirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • Looks better than any Tesla., but is a sports car not a super car.

    gary stewartgary stewartPirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • Coolest but most unpredictable company platforms to buy.

    chucka187chucka187Pirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • Now as a British car with a Japanese motor does it still leak oil

    masjuggalomasjuggaloPirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • Alternate title :The Neverending Story

    Remco van VlietRemco van VlietPirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • Lucky this is recorded. I think moogs was overloaded with info about 2 minutes in lol.

    marvin martinmarvin martinPirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • Can't wait till Marty gets his own "super car".

    Edzoi lee JonnesEdzoi lee JonnesPirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • Jeremy Clarkson watch out!

    Joseph GoodingJoseph GoodingPirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • When Bond drops the goldfish out the submarine version it's cool.Even though goldfish are fresh water.

    Joseph GoodingJoseph GoodingPirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • waaait, this really does have the same stalks for directionals and wipers as my 1998 Opel Astra :-D well this is the last place I would expect to see them.

    michalsvetomichalsvetoPirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • Nice! Moogs face as he snaffles the Lotus Digital Dash :) "Thankyou", walks away before they change their mind! Love it!

    RomesstationRomesstationPirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • If Maclaren brought Lotus and made it into smaller version of their cars. 😎🙏😏 Those things would be worth their lightweight in gold. Lotus Maclaren 570 exige S. (LM570 E S)

    Dark MatterDark MatterPirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • I like the story of that digital dashboard. Apparently an Italian company were working on the conversion, and Lotus found out, made a full kit.

    Elle SeaElle SeaPirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • This is the best car rn for $50k

    EdVenturesEdVenturesPirms 4 Mēnešiem