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2005 lotus elise (w/toyota vvtl-i engine) #167126 Apr 28, 12:33pm Apr 28, 12:33pm
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2005 lotus elise (w/toyota vvtl-i engine)
just got the new import tuner (w/a nice cover model) and it reminded me about the new lotus elise coming out. here are some specs:

Vehicle type: mid-engine, rear-wheel-drive, 2-passenger, 2-door roadster
Estimated base price: $39,000
Engine type: DOHC 16-valve inline-4, aluminum block and head, port fuel injection

Displacement: 110 cu in, 1796cc
Power (SAE net): 190 bhp @ 7800 rpm
Torque (SAE net): 133 lb-ft @ 6800 rpm
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Wheelbase: 90.6 in
Length/width/height: 149.0/67.7/44.0 in
Curb weight: 2000 lb

Manufacturer's Performance ratings:
Zero to 60 mph: 4.9 sec
Zero to 100 mph: 12.6 sec
Top speed (drag limited): 141 mph

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Re: 2005 lotus elise (w/toyota vvtl-i engine) [Re: JAIMEJAMES] #167127 Apr 28, 12:40pm Apr 28, 12:40pm
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Re: 2005 lotus elise (w/toyota vvtl-i engine) [Re: JAIMEJAMES] #167128 Apr 28, 12:42pm Apr 28, 12:42pm
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This was brought up quite a few times. I sat in one at the LA auto show. Definately a nice car.

Re: 2005 lotus elise (w/toyota vvtl-i engine) [Re: JAIMEJAMES] #167129 Apr 28, 12:43pm Apr 28, 12:43pm
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so wait a lotus is made by Toyota?? or are they just using the Celica GTS engine?? confusedcause cause wow thats just awsome of a ride thumbsup


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Re: 2005 lotus elise (w/toyota vvtl-i engine) [Re: Steven] #167130 Apr 28, 12:48pm Apr 28, 12:48pm
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Originally Posted by Steven
This was brought up quite a few times. I sat in one at the LA auto show. Definately a nice car.
figured it was but there are always noobs who may not search old posts. happywink


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Re: 2005 lotus elise (w/toyota vvtl-i engine) [Re: JAIMEJAMES] #167131 Apr 28, 12:53pm Apr 28, 12:53pm
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awesome ride..i like it thumbsup


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Re: 2005 lotus elise (w/toyota vvtl-i engine) [Re: Erick] #167132 Apr 28, 2:10pm Apr 28, 2:10pm
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Originally Posted by Erick
so wait a lotus is made by Toyota?? or are they just using the Celica GTS engine?? confusedcause cause wow thats just awsome of a ride thumbsup


I don't think Lotus even makes engines. Every Lotus I've ever seen has an engine that was built by someone else.

But yeah... that is one sick ride.


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Re: 2005 lotus elise (w/toyota vvtl-i engine) [Re: RevMonster] #167133 Apr 28, 2:15pm Apr 28, 2:15pm
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I wish Celicas performed like that. Thats what the extra $10,000-$15,000 gets ya I guess! They are very cool IMO

Re: 2005 lotus elise (w/toyota vvtl-i engine) [Re: grcelica] #167134 Apr 28, 2:18pm Apr 28, 2:18pm
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Re: 2005 lotus elise (w/toyota vvtl-i engine) [Re: grcelica] #167135 Apr 28, 2:34pm Apr 28, 2:34pm
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Originally Posted by grcelica
I wish Celicas performed like that. Thats what the extra $10,000-$15,000 gets ya I guess! They are very cool IMO
Just give it a 500lb. weight reduction and it will. rofl


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Re: 2005 lotus elise (w/toyota vvtl-i engine) [Re: slidr] #167136 Apr 28, 2:38pm Apr 28, 2:38pm
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too bad they're all sold out for 2005 already... i probably coulda got my dad to trade the MR-S for one of those.

Re: 2005 lotus elise (w/toyota vvtl-i engine) [Re: slidr] #167137 Apr 28, 2:40pm Apr 28, 2:40pm
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Yes Lotus picked the VVTLI engine and tranny for the elise
WHICH MEANS MORE MODS FOR GTS OWNERS IN THE FUTURE (Rumor is Cams)!!!!
Lotus said they wanted a proven reliable ???? engine .
But lotus mods may be to expensive for most celly owners

Re: 2005 lotus elise (w/toyota vvtl-i engine) [Re: slidr] #167138 Apr 28, 2:40pm Apr 28, 2:40pm
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Originally Posted by slidr
Originally Posted by grcelica
I wish Celicas performed like that. Thats what the extra $10,000-$15,000 gets ya I guess! They are very cool IMO
Just give it a 500lb. weight reduction and it will. rofl
well, the lotus also has a different Intake and dual exhaust system plus lotus' own ecu.


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Re: 2005 lotus elise (w/toyota vvtl-i engine) [Re: JAIMEJAMES] #167139 Apr 28, 2:43pm Apr 28, 2:43pm
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Re: 2005 lotus elise (w/toyota vvtl-i engine) [Re: JAIMEJAMES] #167140 Apr 28, 2:44pm Apr 28, 2:44pm
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now does everyone realize why I gut my car smile lol if mine weighed 2000 lbs I'd be pushin 12's too smile

that thing is gonna be a monster smile can you imagine the stafford Turbo on that thing. 11's smile


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Re: 2005 lotus elise (w/toyota vvtl-i engine) [Re: JAIMEJAMES] #167141 Apr 28, 2:47pm Apr 28, 2:47pm
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yeah, unless you REALLY wanna be different you can instead get the sti, evo 8, rx8, fairlady, etc... and still have a fair amount of money for mods. heck, just keep the celi and go crazy with fi, full suspension and appearances thumbsup


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Re: 2005 lotus elise (w/toyota vvtl-i engine) [Re: Lucky_317] #167142 Apr 28, 2:48pm Apr 28, 2:48pm
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actually the vvtl-i engine is made by YAMAHA...sold to toyota for use in the celica gts and some matrixes and supposedly the new corolla thumbsup

Re: 2005 lotus elise (w/toyota vvtl-i engine) [Re: Speed4TheNeed] #167143 Apr 28, 2:50pm Apr 28, 2:50pm
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the new elise/exige is rated by many experts to be the best handling car of all time.

thats what crazy weight savings and a mid-engine setupd of perfect 50/50 weight distribution will do to you thumbsup

Re: 2005 lotus elise (w/toyota vvtl-i engine) [Re: Lucky_317] #167144 Apr 28, 2:50pm Apr 28, 2:50pm
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i think people are forgetting that the lotus is rwd and it's not just about weight...but 600lbs. less would be nice either way...lol rofl


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Re: 2005 lotus elise (w/toyota vvtl-i engine) [Re: ct] #167145 Apr 28, 2:55pm Apr 28, 2:55pm
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the dual exhaust doesn't do anythign for Performance.


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Re: 2005 lotus elise (w/toyota vvtl-i engine) [Re: Krayze] #167146 Apr 28, 2:59pm Apr 28, 2:59pm
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Originally Posted by Krayze
the dual exhaust doesn't do anythign for Performance.
the lotus has more to the exhaust system than just the dual outlets. once it's out i'm sure we'll find out what they did


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Re: 2005 lotus elise (w/toyota vvtl-i engine) [Re: Speed4TheNeed] #167149 Apr 28, 3:32pm Apr 28, 3:32pm
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Originally Posted by sPeEd4tHeNeEd
actually the vvtl-i engine is made by YAMAHA...sold to toyota for use in the celica gts and some matrixes and supposedly the new corolla thumbsup


The way I understood it, Yamaha helped to DEVELOP the engine, but that it is made by Toyota. I may have misunderstood tho...

Re: 2005 lotus elise (w/toyota vvtl-i engine) [Re: grcelica] #167150 Apr 28, 3:42pm Apr 28, 3:42pm
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Originally Posted by grcelica
Originally Posted by sPeEd4tHeNeEd
actually the vvtl-i engine is made by YAMAHA...sold to toyota for use in the celica gts and some matrixes and supposedly the new corolla thumbsup


The way I understood it, Yamaha helped to DEVELOP the engine, but that it is made by Toyota. I may have misunderstood tho...
you are correct. it was a co-op r&d


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Re: 2005 lotus elise (w/toyota vvtl-i engine) [Re: JAIMEJAMES] #167151 Apr 28, 4:38pm Apr 28, 4:38pm
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Originally Posted by JAIMEJAMES
yeah, unless you REALLY wanna be different you can instead get the sti, evo 8, rx8, fairlady, etc... and still have a fair amount of money for mods. heck, just keep the celi and go crazy with fi, full suspension and appearances thumbsup


STi and Evo could match the Elise in a striaght line, if you toss that saved money into mods. It'll still never touch it in handling... Lotus is crazy with their cars handling.

RX8 is slower than a Celica. rofl


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look i know lotus rediesigned the Intake manifold and did some ignition remapping.

its still a foru cylinder and a dual exhaust will not help in Performance.

regardless of what you do to the engine is is still a four cylinder and the laws of physics stil replies. teh dual exhaust is for looks.


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Re: 2005 lotus elise (w/toyota vvtl-i engine) [Re: Krayze] #167155 Apr 28, 6:41pm Apr 28, 6:41pm
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Originally Posted by Krayze
look i know lotus rediesigned the Intake manifold and did some ignition remapping.

its still a foru cylinder and a dual exhaust will not help in Performance.

regardless of what you do to the engine is is still a four cylinder and the laws of physics stil replies. teh dual exhaust is for looks.

i dont think its true duel exhaust anyways

Re: 2005 lotus elise (w/toyota vvtl-i engine) [Re: Parabol] #167156 Apr 28, 6:43pm Apr 28, 6:43pm
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whatever motor fits ina lotus you can do...last one ive seen was a type R motor i think (integra)


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Man that is so damn nice, id LOVE to have that as my ride!! thumbsup

Re: 2005 lotus elise (w/toyota vvtl-i engine) [Re: DaBigTickett] #167158 Apr 28, 9:01pm Apr 28, 9:01pm
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Re: 2005 lotus elise (w/toyota vvtl-i engine) [Re: Elec-FuYu] #167159 Apr 28, 9:33pm Apr 28, 9:33pm
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Its defitinetaly nice, but if celicas had 600 pounds less we could be up there too

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its in an msn article too if anyone wants to read up on it more.. for more info and pictures check out the article

http://autos.msn.com/advice/article.aspx?contentid=4022486&src=News


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<---wants one. lol I bet you can go a tenth or 2 faster than what they posted wink


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what i have been told is the reason they use the gts engine is because of the emission problems they had with their engine in america..i think out of the states they use their own engine...
but im too lazy to google this...so i could be wrong, its what i was told by someone who said he loved elise's

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Re: 2005 lotus elise (w/toyota vvtl-i engine) [Re: Speed4TheNeed] #167165 Apr 30, 11:53am Apr 30, 11:53am
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Originally Posted by sPeEd4tHeNeEd
actually the vvtl-i engine is made by YAMAHA...sold to toyota for use in the celica gts and some matrixes and supposedly the new corolla thumbsup


Exactly, it's also in the Matrix XR-S.. but they might put it in the Corolla..??? Ew no way, not unless they add a new two door sporty model..bring back the AE86 momentum the car once had, except it will be FWD instead of RWD.


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Re: More info on the 2005 lotus elise [Re: Hooman] #167166 Apr 30, 4:28pm Apr 30, 4:28pm
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Originally Posted by Hooman
what i have been told is the reason they use the gts engine is because of the emission problems they had with their engine in america..i think out of the states they use their own engine...
but im too lazy to google this...so i could be wrong, its what i was told by someone who said he loved elise's


well your half right

the old elise used a rover engine the same people who made the land rover.not lotus

also the reason they went with the celica engine was for teh high rev nature.

they never put a powerful engine in it the old engine only had about 119 horsepower in it.


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4.9 zero to sixty...shit
its a small car also, that is why its faster...

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yea it's fast... that's great, the most notable thing about the car is how well it handles, period.

Re: 2005 lotus elise (w/toyota vvtl-i engine) [Re: Steven] #167169 May 2, 12:45am May 2, 12:45am
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Seattle, WA
NorwayGT
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2004 Dodge SRT4
NorwayGT
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2004 Dodge SRT4

Joined: Aug 2003
Posts: 2,269
Seattle, WA
a semi affordable supercar tasty


was....5speed with i/h/e
15.41 @ 89.30mph 2.282 60'

is....04 srt4 stock
13.936 100.15mph 2.177 60'
Re: 2005 lotus elise (w/toyota vvtl-i engine) [Re: NorwayGT] #167170 May 2, 8:57am May 2, 8:57am
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Philadelphia, PA
Sultan
Speed Omen
2002 Toyota Celica GT
Sultan
Speed Omen
2002 Toyota Celica GT

Joined: Jan 2004
Posts: 5,129
Philadelphia, PA
handling and speed - I like it

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