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Any experiences with Lotus Elise/Vauxhall VX220 aero parts?

Discussion in 'Roadster' started by Chillout, Jun 5, 2015.

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  1. Chillout

    Chillout Member

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    Wiztecy did some research on this field in the past... but since he's gone I'm wondering if anyone else did some shopping in the Elise area. I'm thinking most underbody stuff would fit, but I haven't got any good pictures and measurements of the Roadster underside yet to be sure of this.

    Imagine having an Elise diffuser, lowering drag:
    elise-s2-111s-genuine-lotus-three-element-rear-diffuser-black.jpg

    or these aeroplates that do not look to hard to DIY:
    aeroplates5.jpg
     
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    I'm waiting to see what Tesla has for aero parts as part of 3.0. I'm willing to bet a new diffuser is part of the upgrade.
     
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    I have both cars and nothing fits without major modification. All the underbody panels are different.
     
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    Thanks for clarifying that! Too bad stuff doesn't fit, although the aeroplates don't seem to hard to DIY
     
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    I think they would block the cooling somewhat.. In current temperatures, it's not something I would want..
     
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    Yes, could be... didn't think of that.
     
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    Thought that was PV4EV's for a minute then...
     
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    I got a reply, he's not actively marketing the diffuser at the moment. Maybe we can get some enthousiasm going in this community, so he can do a production run?
     
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    The timing isn't great to revive a thread on aero parts, knowing that Tesla 3.0 announcement includes 'some' aero changes but not what!
    You'll probably want to give more love to this idea once they come up with the details and feel it's still relevant.
    That post from Dash looked really good work though!...I wonder if Tesla would be re-using any of that older investigation for 3.0...
     

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