Track-Group have launched a new engine exchange service for Toyota 2ZZ powered Lotus road, track and race cars. The front running Lotus Cup race team has long built its own engines in their former HKS Competition Engine Operation in Kimbolton. This expertise is now being expanded under the Track-Powertrain division of Track-Group and the company will offer a total end to end engine exchange program and warranty service.
The service will be launched initially for the Toyota 2ZZ which is the power unit for all all S2 Lotus Exiges from 2004 and includes the Lotus Elise 111R and Lotus Elise R. This engine was eventually phased out by Lotus when the V6 powered S3 Exige arrived.
The next engines to be added to the service will be the V6 unit it the current generation Exige and the newer Toyota units in the S3 Elise.
Track-Group Director Stephen Docherty commented on the increasing frustration of Lotus owners not having good options for the Toyota cars “there are some great K-Series engine builders out there but the Toyota guys seem to be reliant on people swapping engines for something salvaged from a Celica – how many 50,000 mile Celica’s are there in the world?!”
Our service will be a total end to end swap – we will collect the car if required on a trailer, replace the engine with a freshly built engine based on a brand new engine block, crank, rods, pistons and oil pump sourced direct from Toyota. A fully refreshed cylinder head will be added and the customer will have the ability to stick with entirely standard components or choose from a fixed price menu of upgrades. The engine will be bench run in on our in house engine dyno and then post dyno checked, re-installed in the customers car, any ECU faults checked and cleared and the car will be returned to the customer ready to drive – road, track or race. Every engine will come with a Track-Group warranty and a free 12-month oil service and check.
A summary of this service:
- Vehicle collection
- Supply & Install new exchange engine ready to run
- Motul 5w40 Fully Synthetic engine oil
- Oil Coolers Cleaned
- Air Conditioning Service (where present on the vehicle)
- Gearbox oil replaced with Motul fully synthetic gear oil
- Engine Management System codes checked and cleared using Lotus Tech Centre
- Vehicle delivery to customer
This service will operate on a fixed cost basis from just £4750