Spotlight: Rover, Lotus & Toyota Sequential Gearkit Collection

Published November 29, 2017 9:54 am by Categorised in: , , , , ,

Lotus Elise S1

The following three Quaife gearkits have one manufacturer in common…Lotus. The brand is famous for producing cars that combine performance and handling finesse, made possible by founder Colin Chapman’s philosophy of making the cars as lightweight as possible. Indeed he said, “Adding power makes you faster on the straights. Subtracting weight makes you faster everywhere“.

All of these gearkits are compatible with transmissions found in Lotus vehicles, whether it be the phenomenal 1996 Elise S1, or most up-to-date Exige S3. Replacing the standard transmission with a Quaife sequential gearkit is essential to increase performance levels, without effecting core Lotus strengths of handling balance and the ability of putting a smile on your face at accessible speeds. What’s more, all of these products have been race proven in various disciplines and championships.

Due to transmission commonality, the following collection are also compatible in a number of Rover, MG and Toyota models. Read on to learn more…

Quaife QKE10R Rover PG1 6-Speed Sequential Gearkit




The Rover PG1 gearbox was paired with the firm’s K-Series engine, a robust unit that saw action in many a racing championship. The PG1 was fitted in many cars, including variants of the MGF, MG ZR, MG ZS, Rover 200 & 25, plus the Series 1 Lotus Elise & Exige.

The Quaife QKE10R 6-Speed Sequential Gearkit uses the original PG1 maincase and bellhousing. This precision engineered gearkit has been used successfully on rally stages, race circuits and the open road, offering precise, quick shifting properties. Robust and reliable, the QKE10R is a must for those wanting to turn their car into a performance benchmark.

Key features:

  • Six straight-cut, close ratio gears with motorsport suited final drive ratios
  • Fast and precise sequential gearchange
  • Retains stock Lotus Elise/Exige clutch, differential, driveshafts and mounts
  • Optional Quaife ATB differential and LED digital gear position indicator available
  • The QKE10R package includes the new transmission housing, gear lever and cable
  • Weighs 35kg

Gear ratios:

1st         2nd           3rd           4th         5th             6th

2.583    2.071      1.688       1.412       1.200       1.048

Final drive ratios:

3.923       4.214        4.462

Purchase the Quaife QKE10R

Purchase the Quaife QDF28K ATB Differential, suitable for PG1 equipped vehicles

Quaife QKE9E Toyota C52/C64 6-Speed Sequential Gearkit

Corolla GTi


With Toyota being the predominant brand in certain parts of the world, and popular elsewhere, it’s no surprise there’s a large market for performance products suitable for the Japanese manufacturer’s products. Quaife has responded to this demand by designing and manufacturing the QKE9E, a 6-speed sequential gearkit compatible with Toyota’s C52 & C64 transmissions.

Toyota vehicles that featured the C52 include variants of the Starlet GT Turbo, MR2 (AW11), Corolla (E90 & E120) and Celica (AT180 & AT200). The C64 featured in further iterations of the E120 Corolla, whilst Lotus fitted it into their S2 Elise & Exige.

Key features:

  • Popular sequential conversion for Toyota MR2 and Lotus Elise Mk2 with 2ZZ-GE engines
  • Race proven throughout the world
  • Uses stock C64 bellhousing
  • New alloy maincase and cover retain stock mounting positions
  • Additional bearings in rear cover for extra support
  • Wide straight cut gears for strength
  • Optional Quaife ATB differential available
  • Choice of ratios and final drives to suit most applications
  • Comes with sequential gear lever and cable
  • Paddle shift compatible with Quaife air actuator
  • Retains stock clutch, differential, driveshafts and mounts
  • Can also be used in C52 gearbox (4AGE engine) with different crownwheel (QKE12E)

Lotus Elise S2

Gear ratios:

1st           2nd             3rd            4th            5th            6th

2.545      1.929       1.563        1.333       1.167        1.050

3.200     2.250       1.647       1.368       1.143        0.957

Final drive ratios:

3.733     3.857      4.143        4.417        5.000

Purchase the Quaife QKE9E

Purchase the Quaife QDF21E ATB Differential, suitable for the S2 Lotus Elise & Exige

Quaife QKE11E Toyota EC60 6-Speed Sequential Gearkit

QKE11ELotus Exige S Roadster


We come bang up-to-date with Toyota’s EC60 transmission, used in the current Series 3 Lotus Elise & Exige. The compatible Quaife QKE11E has been race proven in Lotus Elise Cup cars in Italy, should you be in any doubt of the performance potential of this precision engineered gearkit. If you want added traction to compliment the quick-shifting properties of QKE11E, check out the Quaife QDF29E ATB Differential. We think Colin Chapman would approve…

Key features:

  • Strengthened alloy cases
  • Modern drum shift mechanism ensures perfect gear change
  • 6-speed close ratio gears with two final drive options
  • Retains stock clutch, differential, driveshafts and mounts
  • New generation of gear change mechanism allows fitment into front or rear wheel drive configurations
  • Paddle shift compatible with Quaife air actuator
  • Compatible with flat shift systems
  • Weighs 35kg

Gear ratios straight (Base set):

1st             2nd             3rd          4th              5th             6th

3.500      2.545         2.000       1.600        1.333          1.143

Final drive ratios:

3.176          3.400

Purchase the Quaife QKE11E



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