Audi powered Exige/Elise's in North West

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Audi powered Exige/Elise's in North West

Post by stratosboy » Wed Dec 28, 2016 6:27 pm

I'm just starting out on a new build project converting an S1 elise to Audi engine with motorsport elise, wide arch panels. I'm interested to know about other cars such as this around the North West as I'm sure I will need some guidance and help along the way. For instance would anyone recommend a good local(ish) VAG engine builder? - I'm aiming to get 350bhp from modded 1.8t 20v Audi AGU engine with 6 speed ERR gearbox. I know about Darkside Developments, but looks as if they only build diesel engines.
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Post by whitergb » Wed Dec 28, 2016 8:45 pm

Hi Dave,

I don't of any builders but met a guy at Anglesey race circuit last summer who had an S1 with an Audi engine and he said it was a nightmare on the road and only fit for the track. He said it was around 400 bhp. It was a shame as it was a lovely looking 190 sport in black. With that said I did the Chatsworth run last ear and one of the lead drivers had a beautiful recently converted Audi powered S1, and I know he is a member of MLOC (Midlands Lotus Owners Club) so may be a good place to start.
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Post by brooke bond » Sun Jan 01, 2017 2:19 pm

The above sounds like Martins car, M4 TKY on seloc, he is based in the North West somewhere & he has Audi power probably best looking at info on his build.
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Post by whitergb » Sun Jan 01, 2017 5:24 pm

It was a azure blue with lime green accents, nice looking car.
brooke bond wrote:The above sounds like Martins car, M4 TKY on seloc, he is based in the North West somewhere & he has Audi power probably best looking at info on his build.
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Post by nelly111s » Mon Jan 02, 2017 12:58 pm

If I recall, Steve Newton, who posts as funone has an Audi powered S2. PM him and see if that's still the case.

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Re: Audi powered Exige/Elise's in North West

Post by richiekuk » Wed Jan 04, 2017 8:39 pm

Martin (M4 TKY)'s car is actually a VW 2.0TFSI engine from a Golf Edition 30. In a black Sport 160.
It is ridiculously fast!!!

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=A22j0R35bW4

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Post by whitergb » Wed Jan 04, 2017 9:52 pm

richiekuk wrote:Martin (M4 TKY)'s car is actually a VW 2.0TFSI engine from a Golf Edition 30. In a black Sport 160.
It is ridiculously fast!!!

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=A22j0R35bW4
That sounds like the guy, I think he said he ran a security company and lived near Chorley. I stand corrected, probably was a 160 sport, nice car but would have been better if it were standard!
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Post by Tickle » Thu Jan 05, 2017 12:15 pm

I think he is from Wigan way, posts quite a bit on SELOC
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Re: Audi powered Exige/Elise's in North West

Post by richiekuk » Thu Jan 05, 2017 8:01 pm

That's him. He's a good friend of mine.

He doesn't the car much to be honest. I'm sure he could be persuaded to sell it at the right price.

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Re: Audi powered Exige/Elise's in North West

Post by darron » Thu Jan 05, 2017 11:33 pm

Chris at volksworkshop in Thornton cleveleys is the man for the 20v,he built me a 450hp vx220,he has built loads of special track stuff using this motor

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Re: Audi powered Exige/Elise's in North West

Post by stratosboy » Wed Jan 11, 2017 7:13 pm

hey thanks Darron, that's helpful, I've sent Chris an email, and will follow it up and call him to discuss what I'm looking for, would you be willing to send me a pm with details of your engine build and what you paid for it would you?
have you still got the vx220? and what's it like to drive on the road with that sort of power? - clutch and gear engagement etc?
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Post by stratosboy » Mon Jul 03, 2017 6:08 pm

coming back to this for any more suggestions, as Chris at Volksworld doesn't seem interested in this, I have spoken with him, but he won't return my calls now.
Any other suggestions?
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