Which actual Toyota motor is in the car?

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Is this motor being used in another car? I'd like to know what modifications can be done to it, how well it responds to upgrade, the upper limit of horsepower, stuff like that...

Does anyone know the exact model of the motor?
 

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Is this motor being used in another car? I'd like to know what modifications can be done to it, how well it responds to upgrade, the upper limit of horsepower, stuff like that...

Does anyone know the exact model of the motor?
Toyota 2GR FE, has been used by Lotus for at least 12yrs. Exige, Evora.. Has been marketed with up to 440hp in a Euro Spec tune. Much more is possible, limitation is gearbox I think. It will only allow so much torque.
 
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Toyota 2GR FE, has been used by Lotus for at least 12yrs. Exige, Evora.. Has been marketed with up to 440hp in a Euro Spec tune. Much more is possible, limitation is gearbox I think. It will only allow so much torque.
Just did a little googling, seems some people have done up to 800hp... transmissions can be built as well!
 

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Just did a little googling, seems some people have done up to 800hp... transmissions can be built as well!
Horsepower costs money, how much do you want??

And you can have too much power for a chassis and besides not being comfortable to drive, they become "Widow Makers" 425hp for a 3000lb car is plenty for the public roads, track too....
 
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Horsepower costs money, how much do you want??

And you can have too much power for a chassis and besides not being comfortable to drive, they become "Widow Makers" 425hp for a 3000lb car is plenty for the public roads, track too....

Well, my car weighs about 3200 lbs and has 850 at the wheels and I don't feel that's too much for me :)
 

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Just did a little googling, seems some people have done up to 800hp... transmissions can be built as well!

:ROFLMAO: The supercharged 2GR is pretty maxxed out as it is from Lotus. You can squeeze out another 50-100 HP, but in my opinion, the juice isn't worth the squeeze. As @Timbo mentioned, the transmission would need to be built after ~500HP and you'll want to build the motor for 500+ as well. That money would be better spent dropped into something like an Audi RS3 or another readily available tuner car.. not an exotic that's already tuned to perfection for the circuit track... and actually reliable. Plus you'll lose resale value with a crazy 800hp Lotus build.
 

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This is 'the Lotus Tuning Specialist in Germany. Highly recommended.
The Emira V6 comes with a 1750 supercharger. Die latest Exige and Evora have a 1900.
Maybe they have to do a little research before they will offer more power for the Emira V6 but for sure they will have some options soon.
Same with the AMG Version
 

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To the original question - here are applications of the engine. Less used than I would have thought. Couple of minivans, some Corollas.. hehe. Couple of Lexus in specific markets. I was actually hoping it was the same engine used in the Tacoma (as I have one) because I thought it would be funny to have the same engine in two wildly different applications but they are clearly different versions of the V6.

 

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To the original question - here are applications of the engine. Less used than I would have thought. Couple of minivans, some Corollas.. hehe. Couple of Lexus in specific markets. I was actually hoping it was the same engine used in the Tacoma (as I have one) because I thought it would be funny to have the same engine in two wildly different applications but they are clearly different versions of the V6.

Actually I kinda amend my comments.. it's clear this engine was used a lot in SIGNIFICANTLY larger cars like the Avalon and performance minded Camry's. Quite a few of the smaller Lexus SUV's as well. So this is clearly "big" engine in a littler car.
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Actually I kinda amend my comments.. it's clear this engine was used a lot in SIGNIFICANTLY larger cars like the Avalon and performance minded Camry's. Quite a few of the smaller Lexus SUV's as well. So this is clearly "big" engine in a littler ca
Is this motor being used in another car? I'd like to know what modifications can be done to it, how well it responds to upgrade, the upper limit of horsepower, stuff like that...

Does anyone know the exact model of the motor?
I believe it's the same 3.5L V6 in my 2012 Toyota Sienna minivan (266HP naturally aspirated). It's actually pretty peppy for a minivan. Can't wait to see how it feels at a supercharged 400HP. Ironic that the engine will be in both cars in my driveway...
 

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This is 'the Lotus Tuning Specialist in Germany. Highly recommended.
The Emira V6 comes with a 1750 supercharger. Die latest Exige and Evora have a 1900.
Maybe they have to do a little research before they will offer more power for the Emira V6 but for sure they will have some options soon.
Same with the AMG Version
My understanding was that the Emira V6 has exactly the same supercharger installation as the Evora 410 and later Exiges. Have I got this wrong?

I have no doubt Komotec and several other after tuners will be straight onto the Emira when it comes out. With the Emira being produced in far greater numbers than previous Lotus models there is sure to be a healthy market in go faster mods.
 

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The Evora 410 and the Exige 430 have a 1900 Supercharger.
The Emira spec has a 1750...
 

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The Evora 410 and the Exige 430 have a 1900 Supercharger.
The Emira spec has a 1750...
Interesting - where did you find this out? I have't seen anything published by Lotus with the details of the engine spec. Wonder why they would use a lower capacity supercharger than the Evora. Perhaps something to do with emissions? Anyone else know anything about this?
 

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It was written in the final spec sheet which was uploaded by TomE that they will use the 1750. I can't find the thread with the sheet anymore, but maybe somebody else could put in a link.
 

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This one (search is your friend!):
 

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My search looked a bit different 😅 But you are right of course.
 

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So, anyone care to guess why Lotus have used a smaller supercharger than the Evora 410? Cost or emissions? Power is slightly down at 400, but torque looks marginally better on the Emira (420 vs 410 Nm if the figures I am looking at for the Evora are correct)
 

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