Fixing the LOTUS Exige S240 // The Upgrades Begin!
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

    You asked for them, so here they are... CHOPPED SOCKS! Various sizes and shipped to your door.

    • Pater Pastitios
      Pater Pastitios

      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

      Where do u get that dash

    • Squashed8Ball

      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

      These socks are awesome!

    • eatsleepndrive _
      eatsleepndrive _

      Congratulations on your new car mate. Such a beauty


  • AKmods

    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

    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

    There’s a movie called Den of thieves. You look like the bad guy in it.

  • Tim Burton
    Tim Burton

    Guys talk sense, really needs the proper rear brakes

  • Nikola c290v
    Nikola c290v

    240 ? 😎 280...

  • Semi Evolved Neanderthal
    Semi Evolved Neanderthal

    I like it

  • Jd Dm
    Jd Dm

    In the states modded exiges are actually reasonably common. At least in Minnesota they are. I find this to be very strange.

  • jekanyika

    1:09 They sound like they've been in Australia for a long time.

  • nocera415

    Earthing = grounding 🤯😂😂

  • Liamv4696

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

  • 2018 asx
    2018 asx

    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

    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

    So jealous.. my favourite car!

  • javidgt8

    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

    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

    the display looks like it's also 10 years old

  • Eric H
    Eric H

    It’s so common to watch ALgone 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
    Николай Кузнецов

    Swap k-series? Yes! Yes! Yes!))

  • Chad Johnson
    Chad Johnson

    I disliked this video. Not because the video is bad, but because I am inhumanly jealous.

  • Goltzhar

    I am actually genuinely happy for MCM, for getting those parts....

  • Goltzhar

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

  • Luke McCallin
    Luke McCallin

    What is the name of the song in the very beginning playing in the background?

  • Kevin Grice
    Kevin Grice

    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


    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


  • Sergio Camba
    Sergio Camba

    I am so stoked! I have been saving up for a lotus and love seeing it on the show!

    • Shauka Hodan
      Shauka Hodan

      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

    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

    An actual sports car, simple engineering is the best engineering.

    • doliio volay
      doliio volay

      enough to find a Nordkap Blue interior Volvo S60R x_x

  • Dylan P
    Dylan P

    The price of Lotus cars just went through the roof

    • seiom jvony
      seiom jvony

      supercar performance, yes 200mph +.

  • Diego Cartes Saavedra
    Diego Cartes Saavedra

    12:51 What's the deal with the throttle pedal on the left side ?

    • miko foin
      miko foin

      supercar performance, yes 200mph +.

  • TheLowkeySteamerBoi

    something has been lost with this proper beasty

    • doliio volay
      doliio volay

      The stalks are from Vauxhall Corsa C

  • doire aintu
    doire aintu

    16:52 Several Australian guys babbling Captions: "Music"

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    • doire aintu
      doire aintu

      19:38 AHH!!!! I SAUNT IT!!!!

  • Thomas Diersch
    Thomas Diersch

    I couldn't stop smiling. Such a good episode

  • abbsnn cose
    abbsnn cose

    This makes me disgusted at how unfriendly consumer cars are today.

  • Vidal J
    Vidal J

    I always wanted one of these little beasts

  • Garage Twelve
    Garage Twelve

    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


  • Allen Plant
    Allen Plant

    Interesting that the Lotus tech guys are standing in "parade rest" 🤔 Big sign of respect!

  • Robbie Fotherington-Smythe
    Robbie Fotherington-Smythe

    Who says there's no money in ALgone videos.

  • Matt Orton
    Matt Orton

    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

    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

    The stalks are from Vauxhall Corsa C

  • Derek Holden
    Derek Holden

    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

    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 +.

  • Princess_Yow

    Hardcore driver's car. Congrats on ownership.

  • Michael W
    Michael W

    Watching this makes me proud to be British. 🇬🇧🇦🇺

  • E4Easy

    They should convert this into a Tesla roadster in the future

  • Jake The Snake Productions
    Jake The Snake Productions

    19:38 AHH!!!! I SAUNT IT!!!!

  • Ebrahim Salaam
    Ebrahim Salaam

    These guys are nuts, like actually nuts

  • Video World
    Video World

    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

    This makes me disgusted at how unfriendly consumer cars are today.

  • speedmastermarine

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

    • sledfreak17

      Amazing! Thanks for that info, will check out the website!

  • arooscroocked

    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

    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

    Dude im loveing it ive always wanted the lotus motorsport elise

  • Sam Freeman
    Sam Freeman

    this was brilliant

  • radstar

    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

    Some Nurburgring inspiration

  • DexMaster881

    Ah British cars. The most unique vehicles... Never have there 2 of the same been built. And they tried.

  • Callbrin

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

  • Dont Call Me Felix
    Dont Call Me Felix

    it great to see ppls discuss how to modified

  • vbvapat

    Supercharger whine > Turbo whistle

  • Peter Goodman
    Peter Goodman

    It's a thing of beauty

  • mydailyruteen

    XRS! Minus the supercharger and drivetrain

  • Arnold Tóth Isaszegi
    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

    I think Moog is in love with these guys, he looks so happy!

  • Paul Worthington
    Paul Worthington

    True British engineering 👌

  • Cheryl Cold
    Cheryl Cold

    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

    "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

    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

    I would take this over ANY usa sports car .......including the vettarri looking thing by chevy

  • gary stewart
    gary stewart

    Looks better than any Tesla., but is a sports car not a super car.

  • chucka187

    Coolest but most unpredictable company platforms to buy.

  • masjuggalo

    Now as a British car with a Japanese motor does it still leak oil

  • Remco van Vliet
    Remco van Vliet

    Alternate title :The Neverending Story

  • marvin martin
    marvin martin

    Lucky this is recorded. I think moogs was overloaded with info about 2 minutes in lol.

  • Edzoi lee Jonnes
    Edzoi lee Jonnes

    Can't wait till Marty gets his own "super car".

  • Joseph Gooding
    Joseph Gooding

    Jeremy Clarkson watch out!

  • Joseph Gooding
    Joseph Gooding

    When Bond drops the goldfish out the submarine version it's cool.Even though goldfish are fresh water.

  • michalsveto

    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

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

  • Dark Matter
    Dark Matter

    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

    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

    This is the best car rn for $50k

  • Doldur Cosmin
    Doldur Cosmin

    let the power mods begin ! :)

  • Andrew Marsh
    Andrew Marsh

    Why does Lotus run with super chargers instead of turbo chargers?

  • Jonathan Monkhouse
    Jonathan Monkhouse

    Stoked for you getting this car. This will be the best car you've ever had, I reckon

  • Evan Asche
    Evan Asche

    I've always appreciated the simplistic approach Lotus has towards their cars

  • 2 Wheel Photog
    2 Wheel Photog

    Ok, how long until he does a SR-20 swap on the Lotus?

  • Shel Bot
    Shel Bot

    And the prices of Lotuses now start climbing 😂

  • Brendan Fitness and Money
    Brendan Fitness and Money

    Wow it’s been a minute since I’ve seen an MCM video

  • Nicholas Baldwin
    Nicholas Baldwin

    I'm an IT "nerd"... Ironically I've always wanted a Lotus 🤣😂🤷‍♂️

  • Ioane Koroivuki
    Ioane Koroivuki

    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

    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

    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

    They legit engineers. Loved it.

  • Octane Street - Apprentice Mechanic
    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

    Martys next project should be lifting and turboing a smart car

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