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 Mēneša
    • 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 23 dienām
    • Where do u get that dash

      wall1wall1Pirms 27 dienām
    • 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 28 dienām
    • These socks are awesome!

      Jasper PipesJasper PipesPirms 29 dienām
    • Congratulations on your new car mate. Such a beauty

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  • 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 dienas
  • There’s a movie called Den of thieves. You look like the bad guy in it.

    RODley PumpkinsRODley PumpkinsPirms 2 dienām
  • Guys talk sense, really needs the proper rear brakes

    Tim BurtonTim BurtonPirms 2 dienām
  • 240 ? 😎 280...

    Nikola c290vNikola c290vPirms 3 dienām
  • I like it

    Semi Evolved NeanderthalSemi Evolved NeanderthalPirms 6 dienām
  • 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 10 dienām
  • 1:09 They sound like they've been in Australia for a long time.

    jekanyikajekanyikaPirms 10 dienām
  • Earthing = grounding 🤯😂😂

    nocera415nocera415Pirms 10 dienām
  • I wonder what the invoice would've been if you were a regular lotus owner 😂 What do we reckon, $20k?

    Liamv4696Liamv4696Pirms 10 dienām
  • 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 11 dienām
  • 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 13 dienām
  • So jealous.. my favourite car!

    Karam KhalilKaram KhalilPirms 13 dienām
  • 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 13 dienām
  • 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 13 dienām
  • the display looks like it's also 10 years old

    r15 4r15 4Pirms 15 dienām
  • 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 15 dienām
  • Swap k-series? Yes! Yes! Yes!))

    Николай КузнецовНиколай КузнецовPirms 15 dienām
  • I disliked this video. Not because the video is bad, but because I am inhumanly jealous.

    Chad JohnsonChad JohnsonPirms 16 dienām
  • I am actually genuinely happy for MCM, for getting those parts....

    GoltzharGoltzharPirms 17 dienām
  • Alot of mumbo jumbo to a person that gets 50 percent of what they are talking about. But good video...

    GoltzharGoltzharPirms 17 dienām
  • What is the name of the song in the very beginning playing in the background?

    Luke McCallinLuke McCallinPirms 18 dienām
  • 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 19 dienām
  • Are the lift bolts prone to going on these like the rest of the Toyota VVTL-i engines? I'm assuming so

    BARRENBARRENPirms 19 dienām
    • range.

      Shauka HodanShauka HodanPirms 18 dienām
  • I am so stoked! I have been saving up for a lotus and love seeing it on the show!

    Sergio CambaSergio CambaPirms 19 dienām
    • 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 18 dienām
  • 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.

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  • An actual sports car, simple engineering is the best engineering.

    miko foinmiko foinPirms 21 dienas
    • enough to find a Nordkap Blue interior Volvo S60R x_x

      doliio volaydoliio volayPirms 19 dienām
  • The price of Lotus cars just went through the roof

    Dylan PDylan PPirms 21 dienas
    • supercar performance, yes 200mph +.

      seiom jvonyseiom jvonyPirms 20 dienām
  • 12:51 What's the deal with the throttle pedal on the left side ?

    Diego Cartes SaavedraDiego Cartes SaavedraPirms 21 dienas
    • supercar performance, yes 200mph +.

      miko foinmiko foinPirms 21 dienas
  • something has been lost with this proper beasty

    TheLowkeySteamerBoiTheLowkeySteamerBoiPirms 22 dienām
    • The stalks are from Vauxhall Corsa C

      doliio volaydoliio volayPirms 19 dienām
  • 16:52 Several Australian guys babbling Captions: "Music"

    doire aintudoire aintuPirms 22 dienām
  • 3Head

    IBhopzIBhopzPirms 23 dienām
  • Want.

    tSp289tSp289Pirms 23 dienām
    • 19:38 AHH!!!! I SAUNT IT!!!!

      doire aintudoire aintuPirms 22 dienām
  • I couldn't stop smiling. Such a good episode

    Thomas DierschThomas DierschPirms 23 dienām
  • This makes me disgusted at how unfriendly consumer cars are today.

    abbsnn coseabbsnn cosePirms 23 dienām
  • I always wanted one of these little beasts

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  • 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 24 dienām
    • mx2e-lotus-elise-exige-dash

      abbsnn coseabbsnn cosePirms 23 dienām
  • Interesting that the Lotus tech guys are standing in "parade rest" 🤔 Big sign of respect!

    Allen PlantAllen PlantPirms 24 dienām
  • Who says there's no money in LVworld videos.

    Robbie WozzlegummichRobbie WozzlegummichPirms 24 dienām
  • 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 24 dienām
  • 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 24 dienām
  • The stalks are from Vauxhall Corsa C

    Borislav ManevskiBorislav ManevskiPirms 24 dienām
  • 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 24 dienām
  • 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 25 dienām
  • Hardcore driver's car. Congrats on ownership.

    Princess_YowPrincess_YowPirms 25 dienām
  • Watching this makes me proud to be British. 🇬🇧🇦🇺

    Michael WMichael WPirms 25 dienām
  • They should convert this into a Tesla roadster in the future

    E4EasyE4EasyPirms 25 dienām
  • 19:38 AHH!!!! I SAUNT IT!!!!

    Jake The Snake ProductionsJake The Snake ProductionsPirms 25 dienām
  • These guys are nuts, like actually nuts

    Ebrahim SalaamEbrahim SalaamPirms 25 dienām
  • 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 25 dienām
  • This makes me disgusted at how unfriendly consumer cars are today.

    OvAeonsOvAeonsPirms 25 dienām
  • 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 25 dienām
    • Amazing! Thanks for that info, will check out the website!

      sledfreak17sledfreak17Pirms 25 dienām
  • 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 26 dienām
  • 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 26 dienām
  • Dude im loveing it ive always wanted the lotus motorsport elise

    MrMaddparkisonMrMaddparkisonPirms 26 dienām
  • this was brilliant

    Sam FreemanSam FreemanPirms 26 dienām
  • Might want to change to a 1zz oilpan or get the morosso to prevent oil starvation. 2zz sump has no baffle.

    radstarradstarPirms 26 dienām
  • Some Nurburgring inspiration

    Froggy 01Froggy 01Pirms 26 dienām
  • Ah British cars. The most unique vehicles... Never have there 2 of the same been built. And they tried.

    DexMaster881DexMaster881Pirms 26 dienām
  • honestly I would love to see it converted to e85 to take advantage of the supercharger and high compression

    CallbrinCallbrinPirms 26 dienām
  • it great to see ppls discuss how to modified

    Dont Call Me FelixDont Call Me FelixPirms 26 dienām
  • Supercharger whine > Turbo whistle

    vbvapatvbvapatPirms 26 dienām
  • It's a thing of beauty

    Peter GoodmanPeter GoodmanPirms 26 dienām
  • XRS! Minus the supercharger and drivetrain

    mydailyruteenmydailyruteenPirms 26 dienām
  • Don't forget that this is basically a tesla roadster Mk1. Later on I would like to see a mk2 space X edition ;D

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  • I think Moog is in love with these guys, he looks so happy!

    Chaos FruitbatChaos FruitbatPirms 26 dienām
  • True British engineering 👌

    Paul WorthingtonPaul WorthingtonPirms 26 dienām
  • 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 26 dienām
  • "Dash doesn't work, the stereo doesn't work, the indicators don't work..." Sounds like your typical Lotus to me.

    AporueSutolAporueSutolPirms 26 dienām
  • 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 26 dienām
  • I would take this over ANY usa sports car .......including the vettarri looking thing by chevy

    JayJay StolteJayJay StoltePirms 26 dienām
  • Looks better than any Tesla., but is a sports car not a super car.

    gary stewartgary stewartPirms 26 dienām
  • Coolest but most unpredictable company platforms to buy.

    chucka187chucka187Pirms 26 dienām
  • Now as a British car with a Japanese motor does it still leak oil

    masjuggalomasjuggaloPirms 26 dienām
  • Alternate title :The Neverending Story

    Remco van VlietRemco van VlietPirms 26 dienām
  • Lucky this is recorded. I think moogs was overloaded with info about 2 minutes in lol.

    marvin martinmarvin martinPirms 26 dienām
  • Can't wait till Marty gets his own "super car".

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  • Jeremy Clarkson watch out!

    Joseph GoodingJoseph GoodingPirms 27 dienām
  • When Bond drops the goldfish out the submarine version it's cool.Even though goldfish are fresh water.

    Joseph GoodingJoseph GoodingPirms 27 dienām
  • 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 27 dienām
  • Nice! Moogs face as he snaffles the Lotus Digital Dash :) "Thankyou", walks away before they change their mind! Love it!

    RomesstationRomesstationPirms 27 dienām
  • 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 27 dienām
  • 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 27 dienām
  • This is the best car rn for $50k

    EdVenturesEdVenturesPirms 27 dienām
  • let the power mods begin ! :)

    Doldur CosminDoldur CosminPirms 27 dienām
  • Why does Lotus run with super chargers instead of turbo chargers?

    Andrew MarshAndrew MarshPirms 27 dienām
  • Stoked for you getting this car. This will be the best car you've ever had, I reckon

    Jonathan MonkhouseJonathan MonkhousePirms 27 dienām
  • I've always appreciated the simplistic approach Lotus has towards their cars

    Evan AscheEvan AschePirms 27 dienām
  • Ok, how long until he does a SR-20 swap on the Lotus?

    2 Wheel Photog2 Wheel PhotogPirms 27 dienām
  • And the prices of Lotuses now start climbing 😂

    Shel BotShel BotPirms 27 dienām
  • Wow it’s been a minute since I’ve seen an MCM video

    Brendan Fitness and MoneyBrendan Fitness and MoneyPirms 27 dienām
  • I'm an IT "nerd"... Ironically I've always wanted a Lotus 🤣😂🤷‍♂️

    Nicholas BaldwinNicholas BaldwinPirms 27 dienām
  • Love how the one guy pulled out his torch and just started looking at the car. Their eyes were just constantly checking out the car and they knew everything about it! Even let out a 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.

    Ioane KoroivukiIoane KoroivukiPirms 27 dienām
  • Im just wondering so if you have a 400hp car and then you ahve this lotus. why would this specific lotus be like way more hype than the other 400hp sti?

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  • Man, it would be bloody lovely if every car had upgradable parts, especially on modern cars where the headunit will be a non-stand size. Absolutely ridiculous that you have cars only a few years old with garbage headunits that results in people mounting their phones instead of using the large screen systems. It would be nice if car manufacturers designed cars that could be driven for more than a decade and not feel obsolete.

    PyroteqPyroteqPirms 27 dienām
  • They legit engineers. Loved it.

    JM DetilloJM DetilloPirms 27 dienām
  • Loved having these guys on haha, you can tell the passion they have for Lotus and their geekyness for the brand it's awesome; even after they've been working on Lotus for the many years they have. Great episode!

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  • Martys next project should be lifting and turboing a smart car

    Dan GillDan GillPirms 27 dienām
  • middle aged moog mid-life madness lol

    Andre BarbosaAndre BarbosaPirms 27 dienām
  • The engineer in me wants one

    Jesse WJesse WPirms 27 dienām