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Rover PG-1 Gearbox Synchromesh Upgrade

We are pleased to have in stock complete sets of new, upgraded synchromesh rings for the Rover PG1 gearbox.

Our new synchro rings feature a carbon lining to give maximum durability and smooth shifting in high temperature/high-load conditions. The rings are sold as a complete set and are a direct replacement for the originals.

If you are having trouble with your Elise, Exige or 340R PG1 gearbox, we can rebuild your box (including removal and refitting) here at our workshops. We have many new and used components for these gearboxes on the shelf.

The new synchro kits are available now from our webshop HERE

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Elise Cup R – Racing with Hangar 111

Track preparation and support is only a small part of what we can do with your Lotus here at Hangar 111.  In the last 4 years we have been up at the front of the Elise Trophy and Lotus Cup UK series with carefully prepared Toyota and Rover engined production-class cars.  In 2014 we began running the supercharged Elise Cup R and continued our postion at the front of the grid.

Since it’s launch we have gathered more data and working knowledge of the Lotus Elise Cup R platform than anyone else in the UK.  We can provide cooling improvements, chargecooler upgrades, gearbox enhancements, suspension and setup to make the Cup R faster, more durable and better handling.   The proof is in the results!

The Elise Cup R is still available from Lotus Racing and are pleased to be able to supply and setup a new Elise Cup R for for the 2016 season.  This includes a free seat fitting and suspension setup here at our workshops.  The Elise Cup R is ready to race in the following wheel to wheel series and championships:

  • Lotus Cup Europe
  • Lotus Cup UK
  • Lotus Elise Trophy
  • 750 MC Cartek Roadsports Endurance Series
  • 750 MC The Birkett Silverstone 6 hr
  • MSV Team Trophy Mini Endurance
  • MSV Track Day Trophy
  • BARC Sports/Saloon Championship

The Elise Cup R also makes an excellent sprint/hillclimb prospect with it’s low-down torque and instant throttle response. Eligable sprint series include:

  • 750 Motor Club
  • Lotus Cup Sprint Series
  • Borough 19 Sprint Championship
  • BARC SBD Sprint Championship

Of course we can prepare and support your racing requirements in any post 1996 Lotus so get in touch if you would like to know more!

 

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Lotus In The Peak

Hangar 111 is pleased to be again supporting the Lotus In The Peak event in 2015.

This event is organised by the Midland Lotus Owners Club, and takes place on the weekend of 11th and 12th of July. A pre-event gathering at a local hostelry on the Saturday evening is followed by an early morning run to Chatsworth Park, taking in the spectacular scenery on some of the Peak Districts finest roads. Around 200 Lotus cars are expected to fill the dedicated parking area in front of the impressive Chatsworth House, where there are plenty of activities to keep all entertained in and around the park.

As a taster, MLOC have produced this great video of last years event.

Visit www.midlandslotus.co.uk for more details or to book your place.

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430bhp Evora

Another of our 430bhp V6 upgrade kits rolled out of the workshop today – what a lovely day for it!

The EV430 kit fitted to this Evora delivers the ultimate supercharged V6 experience, giving the car real supercar performance with effortless and continous power throughout the whole rev range, in all gears.

Fully installed, setup and tested at our workshops by trained technicians, each car receives a full diagnostic health check, giving you complete peace of mind as well as the best in V6 performance!

For current pricing and availability of the supercharged V6 Exige/Evora upgrade kits please visit our online store or contact us.

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On The Prowl…

An original Plymouth Prowler on our alignment rig – features a Lotus inspired all-aluminium chassis, with fully adjustable suspension and 50:50 weight distribution (3.5l V6 up front driving a transaxle at the rear), delivering true dynamic handling.

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Not Only Lotus

Whilst the majority of visitors to Hangar 111 are Lotus, for servicing, repairs, and upgrades, we also get involved with various other sports and performance cars.

This Caterham came to us in need of a little TLC, to get her all ready and raring to enjoy for the summer – it’s owner thought it wasn’t delivering as much as it used to. First job was to get it up and running, then we diagnosed and rectified a number of little issues with the engine likely to have caused some degradation in the performance. A thorough service and inspection to the manufacturers schedule, and a road test identified a few more niggles, easily fixed at our workshop. Finally, a quick check and adjust on our state-of-the-art alignment rig, and she was ready to go.

An email the following week from the owner summed it up quite well… “Early morning start, got really back in tune with the car and noticed much better feel from steering and grip!  Also the engine is zinging as well as it ever has. Felt confident enough to take it on track at Rockingham and albeit not quite as fast on the banked parts as the more powerful cars my friends have, I was up with the pace. The car was brilliant all day, thanks again.”

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