2005 ForcedFed Elise Race 380


2005 ForcedFed Elise Race 380

Now that the Lotus Elise has jumped the pond, and started to flourish in America, it is no surprise than some new tuning companies have popped up in the area. One such company is Forced Fed who have spent considerable time developing Turbo kits for the Mitsubishi Evolution and Subaru WRX, but now their attention is focused on the Elise.

Built in a number of stages, the main components of the Forced Fed kit include a Garrett Turbo, a Stainless Tubular Manifold and a 3 Inch exhaust system. The first stage, running at $7800, offers 85 more horsepower thanks to 7psi boost from a Garrett GT28R turbocharger. There are no internal changes to the engine and the VVTL-i still kicks in about 6200 rpm.

In Stage II, or Race 380 tune, ForcedFed use their ‘Long Block’ stroker crank, Crower rods, custom pistons, and a larger Garrett GT28/71 Turbo. The first dark blue Elise to get this treatment was subject to Car and Driver’s Superfour challenge. The car placed 3rd, but only after some impressive times were laid down: 0-60 in 4.1 seconds and the quarter mile in 12.2.

With the Race 380, ForcedFed also recommend their Ohlins double-adjustable coil-over shocks, SSR 17×7.5-inch forged-aluminum wheels and an Alcon 4-Pison front brake upgrade.

When all is said and done, a fully equipped Sport 380 should retail for around $100 000 USD.

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In Detail

submitted by Richard Owen
price $ $100 000 USD
engine Toyota Celica GT-S 2ZZ-GE Straight 4 w/ForcedFed Stroker Crank, Custom Pistons & Rods
position Mid Transverse
aspiration Garrett GT28/71 Turbo
valvetrain DOHC 4 Chain Driven VVTL-i
power 283.4 kw / 380 bhp @ 8000 rpm
bhp/weight 217.49 bhp per tonne
torque 379.63 nm / 280 ft lbs @ 6200 rpm
body / frame Composite Body Panels Over Aluminum Spaceframe Structure
driven wheels Mid Engine / RWD
front tires Bridgestone Potenza RE040 175/55R16
rear tires Bridgestone Potenza RE040 225/45R17
front brakes Alcon Vented Discs
f brake size x 328 mm / x 12.9 in
rear brakes Alcon Vented Discs
r brake size x 328 mm / x 12.9 in
front wheels F 40.6 x 12.7 cm / 16 x 5 in
rear wheels R 43.2 x 17.8 cm / 17 x 7 in
steering Unassisted Rack & Pinion
f suspension Double Wishbones w/Ohlins double-adjustable Coil-overs
r suspension Double Wishbones w/Ohlins double-adjustable Coil-overs
curb weight 903 kg / 1990 lbs
wheelbase 2300 mm / 90.6 in
front track 1457 mm / 57.4 in
rear track 1503 mm / 59.2 in
length 3785 mm / 149.0 in
width 1719 mm / 67.7 in
height 1143 mm / 45.0 in
transmission Celica 6-speed manual
gear ratios 3.166:1, 2.050:1, 1.481:1, 1.166:1, 0.916:1, 0.725:1, :1
final drive 4.529:1
0 – 60 mph ~4.1 seconds