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14 May 2007
LOTUS EXIGE 265E HAS FIRST JAPANESE OUTING AT JSAE
Visitors to the JSAE Show in Yokohama in May will be the first outside
the UK to see the unique Lotus Exige 265E flex-fuel technology
demonstrator. Also on display will be Lotus Engineering’s advanced
optical access research engine. These cutting edge developments are
part of Lotus Engineering’s continuing research into new and
exciting technologies to reduce the environmental impact of the
internal combustion engine.
The world-class Lotus Engineering innovations will feature on the UK’s Pavilion and are set to be star attractions of the show.
Lotus Exige 265E flex-fuel demonstrator
The powertrain of the Exige 265E incorporates a modified fuel system and sophisticated Lotus-developed engine management programme. A sensor in the fuel tank diagnoses the real-time bio-ethanol/gasoline mix and the ECU adapts the engine fuelling, timing, camswitching and ignition strategies accordingly.
Lotus Engineering Optical Access Active Valvetrain engine
Optical access allows engineers to use advanced diagnostic techniques such as high speed imaging and laser Doppler anemometry to examine and record airflow and fuel spray characteristics, soot and particulate formation and the combustion event itself. The fully variable electro-hydraulic valvetrain technology, pioneered by Lotus Engineering, allows engineers to infinitely vary the profile of the valve events in real time. It allows rapid assessment of different valve profile strategies and of the impact of those variations on events in the chamber.
So advanced is the unique technology as a powertrain research tool, many global OEMs have purchased the technology from Lotus Engineering.
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