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 Mods4 måneder siden
    • 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 Pastitios4 måneder siden
    • Where do u get that dash

      wall1wall14 måneder siden
    • 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!

      Squashed8BallSquashed8Ball4 måneder siden
    • These socks are awesome!

      Jasper PipesJasper Pipes4 måneder siden
    • 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 Rocket197910 dager siden
  • EXIGE Supercar kill 💣

    pessimo elementopessimo elementoMåned siden
    • I agree with you and welcome to my channel about cars

      Covert GarageCovert Garage15 dager siden
  • 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. EnjoyMåned siden
    • Right! So you're welcome to my video blog about cars.

      Covert GarageCovert Garage15 dager siden
  • What a Brit says in 20 minutes an Aussie can say in one look.

    chugga505chugga505Måned siden
  • It's not an exotic, it's not a supercar. It's the quintessential sports car.

    baby yoda partakebaby yoda partakeMåned siden
  • Hearing these guys go on gets my hair standing

    Wendall ArrowWendall Arrow2 måneder siden
  • There goes my life savings.

    Bam BambinoBam Bambino2 måneder siden
  • 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.

    MassiveTrackHunterMassiveTrackHunter2 måneder siden
  • no one: me: trying to find that song at 15:14 in the video

    Uhhh NoUhhh No2 måneder siden
  • Does Lotus really use M12 connectors for the cluster? That is freaking amazing!

    hoede1990hoede19902 måneder siden
  • Lotus Exsgie S240

    EL JEL J3 måneder siden
  • 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 Sharma3 måneder siden
  • Best Lotus commercial ever ^^ :D

    D CD C3 måneder siden
  • The lovely accents of England AND Aussie,,in the same vid,,,,cool! Cheers from Sweden

    David ThornqvistDavid Thornqvist3 måneder siden

  • 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

    AKmodsAKmods3 måneder siden
  • 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 Lolley3 måneder siden
  • There’s a movie called Den of thieves. You look like the bad guy in it.

    RODley PumpkinsRODley Pumpkins3 måneder siden
  • Guys talk sense, really needs the proper rear brakes

    Tim BurtonTim Burton3 måneder siden
  • 240 ? 😎 280...

    Nikola c290vNikola c290v3 måneder siden
  • I like it

    Semi Evolved NeanderthalSemi Evolved Neanderthal3 måneder siden
  • In the states modded exiges are actually reasonably common. At least in Minnesota they are. I find this to be very strange.

    Jd DmJd Dm3 måneder siden
  • 1:09 They sound like they've been in Australia for a long time.

    jekanyikajekanyika3 måneder siden
  • Earthing = grounding 🤯😂😂

    nocera415nocera4153 måneder siden
  • I wonder what the invoice would've been if you were a regular lotus owner 😂 What do we reckon, $20k?

    Liamv4696Liamv46963 måneder siden
  • 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 asx3 måneder siden
  • 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 Schuster3 måneder siden
  • So jealous.. my favourite car!

    Karam KhalilKaram Khalil3 måneder siden
  • 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.

    javidgt8javidgt83 måneder siden
  • 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. 🤣🤣🤣🤣

    javidgt8javidgt83 måneder siden
  • the display looks like it's also 10 years old

    r15 4r15 43 måneder siden
  • It’s so common to watch NOworld 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 H3 måneder siden
  • Swap k-series? Yes! Yes! Yes!))

    Николай КузнецовНиколай Кузнецов3 måneder siden
  • I disliked this video. Not because the video is bad, but because I am inhumanly jealous.

    Chad JohnsonChad Johnson3 måneder siden
  • I am actually genuinely happy for MCM, for getting those parts....

    GoltzharGoltzhar3 måneder siden
  • Alot of mumbo jumbo to a person that gets 50 percent of what they are talking about. But good video...

    GoltzharGoltzhar3 måneder siden
  • What is the name of the song in the very beginning playing in the background?

    Luke McCallinLuke McCallin3 måneder siden
  • 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 Grice3 måneder siden
  • Are the lift bolts prone to going on these like the rest of the Toyota VVTL-i engines? I'm assuming so

    ALXALX3 måneder siden
    • range.

      Shauka HodanShauka Hodan3 måneder siden
  • I am so stoked! I have been saving up for a lotus and love seeing it on the show!

    Sergio CambaSergio Camba3 måneder siden
    • 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 Hodan3 måneder siden
  • 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 jvony3 måneder siden
  • An actual sports car, simple engineering is the best engineering.

    miko foinmiko foin4 måneder siden
    • enough to find a Nordkap Blue interior Volvo S60R x_x

      doliio volaydoliio volay3 måneder siden
  • The price of Lotus cars just went through the roof

    Dylan PDylan P4 måneder siden
    • supercar performance, yes 200mph +.

      seiom jvonyseiom jvony3 måneder siden
  • 12:51 What's the deal with the throttle pedal on the left side ?

    Diego Cartes SaavedraDiego Cartes Saavedra4 måneder siden
    • supercar performance, yes 200mph +.

      miko foinmiko foin4 måneder siden
  • something has been lost with this proper beasty

    DropkickOfTheCenturyDropkickOfTheCentury4 måneder siden
    • The stalks are from Vauxhall Corsa C

      doliio volaydoliio volay3 måneder siden
  • 16:52 Several Australian guys babbling Captions: "Music"

    doire aintudoire aintu4 måneder siden
  • 3Head

    IBhopzIBhopz4 måneder siden
  • Want.

    tSp289tSp2894 måneder siden
    • 19:38 AHH!!!! I SAUNT IT!!!!

      doire aintudoire aintu4 måneder siden
  • I couldn't stop smiling. Such a good episode

    Thomas DierschThomas Diersch4 måneder siden
  • This makes me disgusted at how unfriendly consumer cars are today.

    abbsnn coseabbsnn cose4 måneder siden
  • I always wanted one of these little beasts

    Vidal JVidal J4 måneder siden
  • 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 Twelve4 måneder siden
    • mx2e-lotus-elise-exige-dash

      abbsnn coseabbsnn cose4 måneder siden
  • Interesting that the Lotus tech guys are standing in "parade rest" 🤔 Big sign of respect!

    Allen PlantAllen Plant4 måneder siden
  • Who says there's no money in NOworld videos.

    Robbie Throck-MortonRobbie Throck-Morton4 måneder siden
  • 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 Orton4 måneder siden
  • 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.

    PyroBlonde7777PyroBlonde77774 måneder siden
  • The stalks are from Vauxhall Corsa C

    Borislav ManevskiBorislav Manevski4 måneder siden
  • 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 Holden4 måneder siden
  • 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 Johnson4 måneder siden
  • Hardcore driver's car. Congrats on ownership.

    Princess_YowPrincess_Yow4 måneder siden
  • Watching this makes me proud to be British. 🇬🇧🇦🇺

    Michael WMichael W4 måneder siden
  • They should convert this into a Tesla roadster in the future

    E4EasyE4Easy4 måneder siden
  • 19:38 AHH!!!! I SAUNT IT!!!!

    Jake The Snake ProductionsJake The Snake Productions4 måneder siden
  • These guys are nuts, like actually nuts

    Ebrahim SalaamEbrahim Salaam4 måneder siden
  • 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 World4 måneder siden
  • This makes me disgusted at how unfriendly consumer cars are today.

    OvAeonsOvAeons4 måneder siden
  • Great work guys! You can purchase the AiM MXe dash display from the link below! We use it on one of our track cars!

    speedmastermarinespeedmastermarine4 måneder siden
    • Amazing! Thanks for that info, will check out the website!

      sledfreak17sledfreak174 måneder siden
  • 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!

    arooscroockedarooscroocked4 måneder siden
  • 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 zzt4 måneder siden
  • Dude im loveing it ive always wanted the lotus motorsport elise

    MrMaddparkisonMrMaddparkison4 måneder siden
  • this was brilliant

    Sam FreemanSam Freeman4 måneder siden
  • Might want to change to a 1zz oilpan or get the morosso to prevent oil starvation. 2zz sump has no baffle.

    radstarradstar4 måneder siden
  • Some Nurburgring inspiration

    Froggy 01Froggy 014 måneder siden
  • Ah British cars. The most unique vehicles... Never have there 2 of the same been built. And they tried.

    DexMaster881DexMaster8814 måneder siden
  • honestly I would love to see it converted to e85 to take advantage of the supercharger and high compression

    CallbrinCallbrin4 måneder siden
  • it great to see ppls discuss how to modified

    Dont Call Me FelixDont Call Me Felix4 måneder siden
  • Supercharger whine > Turbo whistle

    vbvapatvbvapat4 måneder siden
  • It's a thing of beauty

    Peter GoodmanPeter Goodman4 måneder siden
  • XRS! Minus the supercharger and drivetrain

    mydailyruteenmydailyruteen4 måneder siden
  • 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 Isaszegi4 måneder siden
  • I think Moog is in love with these guys, he looks so happy!

    Chaos FruitbatChaos Fruitbat4 måneder siden
  • True British engineering 👌

    Paul WorthingtonPaul Worthington4 måneder siden
  • 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 Cold4 måneder siden
  • "Dash doesn't work, the stereo doesn't work, the indicators don't work..." Sounds like your typical Lotus to me.

    AporueSutolAporueSutol4 måneder siden
  • 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 stewart4 måneder siden
  • I would take this over ANY usa sports car .......including the vettarri looking thing by chevy

    JayJay StolteJayJay Stolte4 måneder siden
  • Looks better than any Tesla., but is a sports car not a super car.

    gary stewartgary stewart4 måneder siden
  • Coolest but most unpredictable company platforms to buy.

    chucka187chucka1874 måneder siden
  • Now as a British car with a Japanese motor does it still leak oil

    masjuggalomasjuggalo4 måneder siden
  • Alternate title :The Neverending Story

    Remco van VlietRemco van Vliet4 måneder siden
  • Lucky this is recorded. I think moogs was overloaded with info about 2 minutes in lol.

    marvin martinmarvin martin4 måneder siden
  • Can't wait till Marty gets his own "super car".

    Edzoi lee JonnesEdzoi lee Jonnes4 måneder siden
  • Jeremy Clarkson watch out!

    Joseph GoodingJoseph Gooding4 måneder siden
  • When Bond drops the goldfish out the submarine version it's cool.Even though goldfish are fresh water.

    Joseph GoodingJoseph Gooding4 måneder siden
  • 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.

    michalsvetomichalsveto4 måneder siden
  • Nice! Moogs face as he snaffles the Lotus Digital Dash :) "Thankyou", walks away before they change their mind! Love it!

    RomesstationRomesstation4 måneder siden
  • 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 Matter4 måneder siden
  • 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 Sea4 måneder siden
  • This is the best car rn for $50k

    EdVenturesEdVentures4 måneder siden