Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Track Testing - HOT, HOT, HOT!!!!!

We took the Secant Exige to Spring Mtn this last weekend for testing. Official temps were 98degF on Sat and 100degF on Sunday. Steve, Ryan and Dave from Secant took a methodical approach to testing and taking measurements. We learned quite a bit as we tried various modifications to keep her cool. We will discuss more at our LOG29 Tech Seminar.

Needless to say 300+hp makes tons of HEAT!
A big thanks goes out to my friend Jack Fried for his help this weekend.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Ecotec Update

Steve completed street and dyno tuning since we finished the swap. The car was running great. We met up at Buttonwillow and exchanged Exiges for a week. My drive home was limited to mostly highway driving. The torque of this powerplant was clear - it just pulls like mad. 80-100mph dashes were executed smoothly and quickly -without a downshift. The downshift from 5-3 @80mph resulted in getting thrown into your seat like no other Lotus I've experienced. Steve from Secant has mapped the ECU so this downshift results in intoxicating acceleration!
We went to the track this past weekend for some hot weather track testing. The details will follow tomorrow once I download some pix.