Next on Simon's list was allowing the supercharged engine to rev more freely. So - after discussing the pros and cons with our technician, Jon - the car was booked in earlier this year to have a TRD lightened flywheel and uprated clutch assembly fitted. This was a straightforward job for Jon, who has many years of Lotus experience under his belt and is currently in his second season of running a racing team.
Talking about the upgrades, Simon explains: "I've made my racer even more unique. The end result is that she now revs faster from anywhere around the clock, especially from four thousand revs upwards, and she also feels like she has extra torque. The new heavier clutch brings a superior bite point - not too aggressive, so still driveable around town - but when you want performance she's ready to deliver. A welcome but unexpected by-product of the upgrade is that the exhaust seems to 'pop-bang' on the over-run a lot more which is awesome!" "She's a very exciting car to drive and Jon and Mark at Westover are doing a great job keeping her in tip-top condition."