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Nov 21, 5:14pm - #332363 
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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Nov 21, 5:26pm - #332364 
Lol, you just gotta rub in the fact that the Elise uses the Celica engine, doncha? grin


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Nov 21, 5:32pm - #332365 
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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Nov 21, 5:33pm - #332366 
I got your point, but maybe I hsouldn't have used the term "rubbed in"


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Nov 21, 5:35pm - #332367 
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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Nov 21, 5:41pm - #332368 
yup saw my first one today actually...I like them...nice pics Isaac thumbsup

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Nov 21, 6:14pm - #332369 
Those look very uncomfortable! Especially for us taller folks tongue


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Nov 21, 6:16pm - #332370 
But umm... Where does it say Toyota on the engine? tongue


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Nov 21, 6:16pm - #332371 
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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Nov 21, 6:55pm - #332372 
that nice! i kinda don't like the body style though.

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Nov 21, 7:02pm - #332373 
How come the Lotus is more powerful? What is the difference in tuning?

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Nov 21, 7:38pm - #332374 
very nice car thumbsup

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Nov 21, 7:49pm - #332375 
wow thats a nice new celica engine

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Nov 21, 8:56pm - #332376 
Even without the engine tuning it's going to be much faster because RWD and very light-weight..

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Nov 21, 9:07pm - #332377 
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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Nov 21, 9:23pm - #332378 
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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Nov 21, 9:24pm - #332379 
the rear is a lil weird

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Nov 21, 9:41pm - #332380 
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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Nov 21, 9:42pm - #332381 
any of you think it sounds the same as the GTS when it hits lift spineyes

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Nov 21, 9:46pm - #332382 
damn that car looks so aggressive! I hella think its sexy tasty

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Nov 21, 9:51pm - #332383 
i wonder if the elise have problems with breaking lift bolts.

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Nov 21, 9:55pm - #332384 
I would say it doesn't..

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Nov 21, 10:02pm - #332385 
i'd prefer the mr 2 w/ 2zz swap *drools*


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Nov 21, 10:22pm - #332386 
i think it's certainly worth 40K.

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Nov 22, 9:30am - #332387 
It's a yamaha engine

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Nov 22, 9:38am - #332388 
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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Nov 22, 10:02am - #332389 
man, that car is f'n sexy...


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Nov 22, 10:07am - #332390 
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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Nov 22, 2:43pm - #332391 
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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Nov 22, 2:47pm - #332392 
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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Nov 22, 3:47pm - #332393 
i like em a lot thumbsup


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Nov 22, 4:04pm - #332394 
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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Nov 22, 4:11pm - #332395 
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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