Lotus Evora Tuning

We review Evora tuning and summarise the greatest mods that work. Lotus Evoras great bases for a tuning project and with the best modified mods you can definitely maximize your driving pleasure.

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The Evora is a great car modification project to carry out. Take your time and research Evora tuning to spare yourself making the usual costly mistakes we often see.

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Handling/Suspension upgrades

Improving the handling for people first priority in your Evora tuning project.

We found that most Evora factory suspension setups need tweaking, a few degrees of toe out 0.9 to 1.5, and a small amount of negative camber will greatly improve your cornering and handling.

Drop the car by as much as 23mm - 41 mm. and fit performance stiffer dampers, bigger drops will need other modifications in most instances.

Our aim in engine tuning should be to increase peak power at the top end.

Evora make good sleepers if you debadge them and fit the most powerful engine upgrades and handling mods you can source!

Smaller engines do not provide much of a return in terms of power so start with a bigger engine. Engine swaps are a good option if you have a small engine size.

Tuning modifications.

These are the uprated kits are usually installed by our members, decide how far you want to go before you begin.

Getting the best performance upgrade kits for your planned usage of the car is a time and money saver. Stage 3 (competition) mods just don't work well on the road and will make the car undrivable.

Stage 1 mods: Alloy wheels, Panel air filter, Sports exhaust, Suspension upgrade (drop 23mm - 41 mm.), Lighter flywheel, Remap.

Stage 2 mods: Fast road cam, fuel pump upgrades, Ported and polished head, high flow fuel injector, Power/Sport clutch.

Stage 3 mods: Sports gearbox, Engine balancing, Internal engine upgrades (pistons/head/valves), Adding or upgrading forced induction (turbo/supercharger), Competition cam.

Your targets when modding your car should be a wide torque output. You don't want all the torque to be at the top end of the rev range unless you are creating a motor sport car.

In this article we shall give your a good starting base to the best performance parts for your car, but we'd encourage you to spend some time on the site looking into the details of each type of performance mod.A fast road cam proves to be one of the best NASP power modifications you can do mechanically to your engine.

The exhaust and intake durations play a huge factor in your cars power band, but be careful here, getting this wrong can upset the idle and make the car challenging to drive in traffic. You'd need to follow a camshaft upgrade with other mods and finish with a performance chip for the best performance gains.

When pushing up the power you will need to pay attention to to the fuelling. More power needs more fuel.

If you find you experience flat spots and surges after your modified kits you should check the fuelling and try a higher octane fuel as well. Uprating the injectors is another beneficial modification and will deliver sufficient fuel.

If you've uprated your fuelling with bigger injectors you will also need to get a bigger fuel pump to supply it.

Intake and Exhaust Tuning.

The next area for modification is the intake and exhaust. Please note that WE DO NOT FIND IMPROVEMENTS WITH INDUCTION KITS, unless you have tuned your car with over 30 percent more power and are finding that the standard air intake has become the bottleneck.

For most Evora engines TorqueCars would suggest you just go with a washable panel air filter. On heavily tuned engines and turbo vehicles an induction kit will help release the power providing you address the problem of supplying cold air.

Do not go with the widest exhaust you can get this will slow up the exhaust flow rate - the best exhausts for power gains are usually between 1.5 to 2.5 inches. It is the shape and material more than the bore size.

Getting a professionally polished and ported head with larger valves can fully maximise your power gains. In nearly all cases of Evora tuning your clutch will start to slip and this should be improved - read our tips on clutches for more information. The best mods in our opinion for your Evora are remaps, sports camshafts and induction improvements.

Remaps offer large power gains on all turbo charged cars. On NASP engines the benefits are doubtful. However a flashed ecu on a NASP engine will help unleash the potential if you have done a lot of mods.

We've also seen some tuners playing with twin charging conversions and making some seriously high power hikes.

The most impressive power gains for NASP engines usually involve the addition of forced induction. Turbos are often harder to add than a supercharger. Turbos give boost in increasing proportion to th engine speed and this can make mapping difficult.

Superchargers however will give a boost which is correlating to engine speed so is easier to map. Decreasing the engines compression ratio will allow you to add forced induction, water injection may also help prevent detonation.

Alloy wheel upgrades.

As alloy wheels are less heavy they improve performance and they will help to cool the brake disks. We can't go into too much detail here about tires but they are how the car puts the power down on the road so are a critical choice.

Track legal slick tires work well on Evora, and make a big difference over budget tires. Please note although they can look cool on the Evora large alloys will actually decrease your performance. The larger you go the lower your acceleration will be - this to the change in your effective final drive ratio.

With this in mind aim to keep the overall rolling diameter of the wheel the OEM setup. In all cases avoid going bigger than 16 inches.

For more information on Tuning your car please join us in our friendly forum where you can discuss Evora options in more detail with our Evora owners. It would also be worth reading our unbiased Lotus tuning articles to get a full grasp of the benefits and drawbacks of each modification.

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