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isaac Nov 22, 12:14am - #332363 
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Lotus Elise with Toyota's Celica GTS Engine (my pix)

Here are some pics from this weekend in Palm Springs of the Lotus Elise with Toyota's Celica GTS engine...

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https://www.celicahobby.com/gal3/misc_lotuselise


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jyboygenius Nov 22, 12:26am - #332364 
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Lol, you just gotta rub in the fact that the Elise uses the Celica engine, doncha? grin

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isaac Nov 22, 12:32am - #332365 
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rub in what??? I thought people would be PROUD of this!

I know that Lotus certainly is very proud of it - the engine was clearly stamped on top with "TOYOTA" and the very first thing in the Elise' brochure is "ENGINE: Toyota Supplied, 4 cylinder DOHC 4 valve per cylinder with variable timing and lift"

Im sure that if you owne a Celica GTS, you would be happy to pount out to your friends when talking about your car, "I have the same mechanical engine in my Celica that is also used in the Lotus Elise" (the tuning is different though)

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jyboygenius Nov 22, 12:33am - #332366 
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I got your point, but maybe I hsouldn't have used the term "rubbed in"

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combatc87 Nov 22, 12:35am - #332367 

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i'm not liking the red one with the top on. the yellow looks a little better, but i prefer the MR-S.

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cycocelica Nov 22, 12:41am - #332368 

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yup saw my first one today actually...I like them...nice pics Isaac thumbsup
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ArumnDark Nov 22, 1:14am - #332369 
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Those look very uncomfortable! Especially for us taller folks tongue

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ArumnDark Nov 22, 1:16am - #332370 
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But umm... Where does it say Toyota on the engine? tongue

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roxyracer Nov 22, 1:16am - #332371 

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Hi Isaac,

Do you know what the diffrence is then between the two? There is no way it could be identical, I'm wondering how I could turn my GTS into the higher output. Very cool, I'm proud that it has the GTS Engine. The Celica is still much better looking, no comparison on that level. thumbsup

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Virgilson Nov 22, 1:55am - #332372 

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that nice! i kinda don't like the body style though.
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KickScrew Nov 22, 2:02am - #332373 

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How come the Lotus is more powerful? What is the difference in tuning?
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R3DLIN3GT Nov 22, 2:38am - #332374 
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very nice car thumbsup
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Clos Nov 22, 2:49am - #332375 
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wow thats a nice new celica engine
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BReakinDrifTs Nov 22, 3:56am - #332376 
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Even without the engine tuning it's going to be much faster because RWD and very light-weight..
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jyboygenius Nov 22, 4:07am - #332377 
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Originally Posted by KickScrew
How come the Lotus is more powerful? What is the difference in tuning?


Lotus engineers slightly tweaked the engine and allows it to produce an additional 10 hp. They also worked a bit with the fuel pressure or something like that to allow the engine to operate more frequently at higher rpms.

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BaTMaN_4 Nov 22, 4:23am - #332378 

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Would be interesting to see one of these pull to a MR-S with the GTS motor on the road or racetrack spineyes
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ghostingcelica Nov 22, 4:24am - #332379 
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the rear is a lil weird
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RookieGTS Nov 22, 4:41am - #332380 

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i like it. Its small and compact and fuggin quick! it looks different though because the engine is turned around spineyes
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RookieGTS Nov 22, 4:42am - #332381 

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any of you think it sounds the same as the GTS when it hits lift spineyes
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damn that car looks so aggressive! I hella think its sexy tasty
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stefanoc Nov 22, 4:51am - #332383 

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i wonder if the elise have problems with breaking lift bolts.
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I would say it doesn't..
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RyCeCuBe Nov 22, 5:02am - #332385 

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i'd prefer the mr 2 w/ 2zz swap *drools*

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i think it's certainly worth 40K.
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Teknikal Nov 22, 4:30pm - #332387 
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It's a yamaha engine
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ragingpaseo Nov 22, 4:38pm - #332388 
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Originally Posted by roxyracer
Hi Isaac,

Do you know what the diffrence is then between the two? There is no way it could be identical, I'm wondering how I could turn my GTS into the higher output. Very cool, I'm proud that it has the GTS Engine. The Celica is still much better looking, no comparison on that level. thumbsup

i'm not isaac but hey...the elise is RWD. the engine is located on the rear for better weight ration. it's also at least 500lbs less than a GTS. ecu needs to be retunred for the output of 190hp, and the Intake system is a bit different. it's going to cost you a bundle just to do those...
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ct Nov 22, 5:02pm - #332389 

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man, that car is f'n sexy...

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isaac Nov 22, 5:07pm - #332390 
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Originally Posted by Teknikal
It's a yamaha engine


It's a Yamaha DESIGNED engine... Toyota Manufactured it...

Do you see Yamaha using that exact same engine in any of it's products wave

Looking at the engine from above, it looks almost exactly like GTS engine, except in the rear of the vehicle tongue

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Virgilson Nov 22, 9:43pm - #332391 

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Originally Posted by RyCeCuBe
i'd prefer the mr 2 w/ 2zz swap *drools*


do you mean the MR-S...haha drool...
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iggy Nov 22, 9:47pm - #332392 
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Originally Posted by isaac
rub in what??? I thought people would be PROUD of this!

I know that Lotus certainly is very proud of it - the engine was clearly stamped on top with "TOYOTA" and the very first thing in the Elise' brochure is "ENGINE: Toyota Supplied, 4 cylinder DOHC 4 valve per cylinder with variable timing and lift"

Im sure that if you owne a Celica GTS, you would be happy to pount out to your friends when talking about your car, "I have the same mechanical engine in my Celica that is also used in the Lotus Elise" (the tuning is different though)


I'M PROUD grin thumbsup

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Traviesa86 Nov 22, 10:47pm - #332393 

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i like em a lot thumbsup

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Steven Nov 22, 11:04pm - #332394 
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Those cars can move. I sat in one. The door sils are high so it makes for diffcult entering/exiting of the vehicle.
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remric07 Nov 22, 11:11pm - #332395 
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Those cars are nice... my girlfriends bro got one shipped to him from europe b4 they started puttin' them out here... and when he gets the chance he lets me ride around his car thumbsup
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