Fixing the LOTUS Exige S240 // The Upgrades Begin! 

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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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Mighty Car Mods
Mighty Car Mods Month ago
You asked for them, so here they are... CHOPPED SOCKS! Various sizes and shipped to your door. mightycarmods.com/collections/clothing/products/chopped-socks
Pater Pastitios
Pater Pastitios 28 days ago
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!
wall1 Month ago
Where do u get that dash
Squashed8Ball Month ago
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!
Jasper Pipes
Jasper Pipes Month ago
These socks are awesome! us-first.info/player/video/htyimbCTp4JnrKc.html
eatsleepndrive _
Congratulations on your new car mate. Such a beauty
AKmods 4 days ago
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
Grant Lolley
Grant Lolley 6 days ago
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. :-)
RODley Pumpkins
RODley Pumpkins 6 days ago
There’s a movie called Den of thieves. You look like the bad guy in it.
Tim Burton
Tim Burton 7 days ago
Guys talk sense, really needs the proper rear brakes
Nikola c290v
Nikola c290v 7 days ago
240 ? 😎 280...
Semi Evolved Neanderthal
I like it
Jd Dm
Jd Dm 14 days ago
In the states modded exiges are actually reasonably common. At least in Minnesota they are. I find this to be very strange.
jekanyika 14 days ago
1:09 They sound like they've been in Australia for a long time.
nocera415 15 days ago
Earthing = grounding 🤯😂😂
Liamv4696 15 days ago
I wonder what the invoice would've been if you were a regular lotus owner 😂 What do we reckon, $20k?
2018 asx
2018 asx 15 days ago
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.
Charles Schuster
Charles Schuster 17 days ago
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.
Karam Khalil
Karam Khalil 17 days ago
So jealous.. my favourite car!
javidgt8 18 days ago
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.
javidgt8 18 days ago
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. 🤣🤣🤣🤣
r15 4
r15 4 19 days ago
the display looks like it's also 10 years old
Eric H
Eric H 19 days ago
It’s so common to watch US-first 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!!
Николай Кузнецов
Swap k-series? Yes! Yes! Yes!))
Chad Johnson
Chad Johnson 20 days ago
I disliked this video. Not because the video is bad, but because I am inhumanly jealous.
Goltzhar 22 days ago
I am actually genuinely happy for MCM, for getting those parts....
Goltzhar 22 days ago
Alot of mumbo jumbo to a person that gets 50 percent of what they are talking about. But good video...
Luke McCallin
Luke McCallin 22 days ago
What is the name of the song in the very beginning playing in the background?
Kevin Grice
Kevin Grice 23 days ago
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
BARREN 23 days ago
Are the lift bolts prone to going on these like the rest of the Toyota VVTL-i engines? I'm assuming so
Shauka Hodan
Shauka Hodan 22 days ago
Sergio Camba
Sergio Camba 24 days ago
I am so stoked! I have been saving up for a lotus and love seeing it on the show!
Shauka Hodan
Shauka Hodan 22 days ago
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.
seiom jvony
seiom jvony 24 days ago
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.
miko foin
miko foin 25 days ago
An actual sports car, simple engineering is the best engineering.
doliio volay
doliio volay 23 days ago
enough to find a Nordkap Blue interior Volvo S60R x_x
Dylan P
Dylan P 25 days ago
The price of Lotus cars just went through the roof
seiom jvony
seiom jvony 24 days ago
supercar performance, yes 200mph +.
Diego Cartes Saavedra
12:51 What's the deal with the throttle pedal on the left side ?
miko foin
miko foin 25 days ago
supercar performance, yes 200mph +.
something has been lost with this proper beasty
doliio volay
doliio volay 23 days ago
The stalks are from Vauxhall Corsa C
doire aintu
doire aintu 26 days ago
16:52 Several Australian guys babbling Captions: "Music"
IBhopz 27 days ago
tSp289 27 days ago
doire aintu
doire aintu 26 days ago
19:38 AHH!!!! I SAUNT IT!!!!
Thomas Diersch
Thomas Diersch 28 days ago
I couldn't stop smiling. Such a good episode
abbsnn cose
abbsnn cose 28 days ago
This makes me disgusted at how unfriendly consumer cars are today.
Vidal J
Vidal J 28 days ago
I always wanted one of these little beasts
Garage Twelve
Garage Twelve 28 days ago
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
abbsnn cose
abbsnn cose 28 days ago
Allen Plant
Allen Plant 28 days ago
Interesting that the Lotus tech guys are standing in "parade rest" 🤔 Big sign of respect!
Robbie Fotherington-Smythe
Who says there's no money in US-first videos.
Matt Orton
Matt Orton 29 days ago
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.
PyroBlonde7777 29 days ago
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.
Borislav Manevski
Borislav Manevski 29 days ago
The stalks are from Vauxhall Corsa C
Derek Holden
Derek Holden 29 days ago
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
Steven Johnson
Steven Johnson 29 days ago
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 ....vi 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 +.
Princess_Yow 29 days ago
Hardcore driver's car. Congrats on ownership.
Michael W
Michael W Month ago
Watching this makes me proud to be British. 🇬🇧🇦🇺
E4Easy Month ago
They should convert this into a Tesla roadster in the future
Jake The Snake Productions
19:38 AHH!!!! I SAUNT IT!!!!
Ebrahim Salaam
Ebrahim Salaam Month ago
These guys are nuts, like actually nuts
Video World
Video World Month ago
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.
OvAeons Month ago
This makes me disgusted at how unfriendly consumer cars are today.
Great work guys! You can purchase the AiM MXe dash display from the link below! We use it on one of our track cars! www.oppenheimengineering.com/product-page/aim-mx2e-lotus-elise-exige-dash
sledfreak17 Month ago
Amazing! Thanks for that info, will check out the website!
arooscroocked Month ago
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!
Kris zzt
Kris zzt Month ago
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
MrMaddparkison Month ago
Dude im loveing it ive always wanted the lotus motorsport elise
Sam Freeman
Sam Freeman Month ago
this was brilliant
radstar Month ago
Might want to change to a 1zz oilpan or get the morosso to prevent oil starvation. 2zz sump has no baffle.
Froggy 01
Froggy 01 Month ago
Some Nurburgring inspiration us-first.info/player/video/etuAi65kaWxmgIU.html
DexMaster881 Month ago
Ah British cars. The most unique vehicles... Never have there 2 of the same been built. And they tried.
Callbrin Month ago
honestly I would love to see it converted to e85 to take advantage of the supercharger and high compression
Dont Call Me Felix
it great to see ppls discuss how to modified car.....fun.
vbvapat Month ago
Supercharger whine > Turbo whistle
Peter Goodman
Peter Goodman Month ago
It's a thing of beauty
mydailyruteen Month ago
XRS! Minus the supercharger and drivetrain
Arnold Tóth Isaszegi
Don't forget that this is basically a tesla roadster Mk1. Later on I would like to see a mk2 space X edition ;D
Chaos Fruitbat
Chaos Fruitbat Month ago
I think Moog is in love with these guys, he looks so happy!
Paul Worthington
True British engineering 👌
Cheryl Cold
Cheryl Cold Month ago
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.
AporueSutol Month ago
"Dash doesn't work, the stereo doesn't work, the indicators don't work..." Sounds like your typical Lotus to me.
gary stewart
gary stewart Month ago
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.
JayJay Stolte
JayJay Stolte Month ago
I would take this over ANY usa sports car .......including the vettarri looking thing by chevy
gary stewart
gary stewart Month ago
Looks better than any Tesla., but is a sports car not a super car.
chucka187 Month ago
Coolest but most unpredictable company platforms to buy.
masjuggalo Month ago
Now as a British car with a Japanese motor does it still leak oil
Remco van Vliet
Remco van Vliet Month ago
Alternate title :The Neverending Story
marvin martin
marvin martin Month ago
Lucky this is recorded. I think moogs was overloaded with info about 2 minutes in lol.
Edzoi lee Jonnes
Can't wait till Marty gets his own "super car".
Joseph Gooding
Joseph Gooding Month ago
Jeremy Clarkson watch out!
Joseph Gooding
Joseph Gooding Month ago
When Bond drops the goldfish out the submarine version it's cool.Even though goldfish are fresh water.
michalsveto Month ago
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.
Romesstation Month ago
Nice! Moogs face as he snaffles the Lotus Digital Dash :) "Thankyou", walks away before they change their mind! Love it!
Dark Matter
Dark Matter Month ago
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)
Elle Sea
Elle Sea Month ago
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.
EdVentures Month ago
This is the best car rn for $50k
Doldur Cosmin
Doldur Cosmin Month ago
let the power mods begin ! :)
Andrew Marsh
Andrew Marsh Month ago
Why does Lotus run with super chargers instead of turbo chargers?
Jonathan Monkhouse
Stoked for you getting this car. This will be the best car you've ever had, I reckon
Evan Asche
Evan Asche Month ago
I've always appreciated the simplistic approach Lotus has towards their cars
2 Wheel Photog
2 Wheel Photog Month ago
Ok, how long until he does a SR-20 swap on the Lotus?
Shel Bot
Shel Bot Month ago
And the prices of Lotuses now start climbing 😂
Brendan Fitness and Money
Wow it’s been a minute since I’ve seen an MCM video
Nicholas Baldwin
I'm an IT "nerd"... Ironically I've always wanted a Lotus 🤣😂🤷‍♂️
Ioane Koroivuki
Ioane Koroivuki Month ago
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.
adilkong Month ago
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?
Pyroteq Month ago
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.
JM Detillo
JM Detillo Month ago
They legit engineers. Loved it.
Octane Street - Apprentice Mechanic
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!
Dan Gill
Dan Gill Month ago
Martys next project should be lifting and turboing a smart car
I Bought a SUPERCAR!