The World's Fastest Lotus? - /TUNED
Frank Profera has spent six years making his Lotus go faster, stop shorter, and corner harder.
Though it only has to move around 2,150 lbs, Frank's Lotus makes 680 wheel
horsepower with a
twin-charged 1.8L engine; giving it a better power-to-weight ratio than
Mario Andretti's Formula One Lotus. It's an ongoing project that may never
be finished, because of Frank's never-ending obsession with speed. We had
to take it for a ride.
San Diego STREET RACING
1320Video made a visit down to SoCal to see what kind of badass street cars
roamed the streets at night. A few badass Supras, swapped & turbo'd nissans, GT-R's, Corvettes, twin turbo 350Z, a bike all came out to play on short
notice making for quite a night of street racing!
Lotus Elise vs Mustang GT
For all those who hate on the LRA, and all those who know just what a
properly setup 3-link is capable of.
A video I shot while driving the suches loop in North Georgia . This is
heading down Georgia 60, south from Suches. The lotus pulled up on me
while I was stuck behind someone, so I waved him over and we talked for a
minute, then I let him take the lead to see if he could drop me. The video
picks up as we pass the car we quickly got behind. Anyways, the cars:
2006 Lotus Elise: Lotus Supercharger,
Lightened Flywheel, Racing clutch, Stiffer rate springs. (that is all he
told me of)
Est. 290 BHP(quoted by owner)
2005 Mustang GT: GT500
shocks, struts, strut tower brace, strut mounts, and front sway-bar. Steeda
ultralite springs (same rate as OEM for GT500) and rear sway-bar. C&L
cold-air intake. SCT tuner, and 93 octane street tune.
On top of that, the Mustang
had nearly shot rotors/pads (rotors are grooved pretty bad and the pads
started to fade about 15 seconds into the vid. Mmmm, burning friction
material, smells delicious), a crack in the H-pipe, and the more mild of
the 3 tunes I have in the tuner. Not saying that all of those things made a
huge difference, it is what it is.
Both cars where pushing pretty hard. The driver of the Elise had been
driving the twisties all day long, near the end of his 500 mile look that
had taken him from Atlanta up to the Tail of the Dragon (on the Tennesse
border) and back. Not sure if you can differentiate the sound in the video,
but you could hear his tires squealing at some point during almost every
corner. If you dont think he was pushing the car, look at the body roll
through every corner. Its usualy 15*+, which is pretty huge in a car with
stiffer than stock springs which is already stiff as a brick from the
Anyways, lots of fun, sorry about the poor quality, was shot with my HTC
with a simple dash mount, and the road was bumpy.
Oh, and note the state patrol car heading the other direction at the very
beginning. Also, if you listen closely you can hear me say "Sorry if I
scared you" to my (ex)girlfriend. Awesome on both counts.
How to Lift a Lotus Elise or Exige
This is how I quickly lift my Lotus Exige using a floor jack. Always put
the vehicle in gear and engage the handbrake before lifting.
The Jack Helper bar saves the 10 minutes you would spend removing things
before you can get to the other jack points: the point between the two
bolts on either side of the perforated fuel tank undershield and the points
along the subframe crossmember. I'll make another video to show you what
COBRA, CORVETTE, G8 and BOOSTED CIVICS! DYNO DAY AT EAST TEXAS MUSCLE CARS! Dyno and tune your
ride at East Texas Muscle Cars! www.easttexasmusclecars.com
Two turbo Civics, both on high Boost.
2003 Ford Cobra Terminator: Steg. IV ported blower & TB, C&L inlet pipe,
Metco CAI, Metco 6lb lower crank kit, Metco 3.5in alt. pulley, Metco double
bearing idler pulleys, Metco snub idler, LFP Intercooler reservoir, LFP HD heat
exchanger, MGW shifter, Spec 3 plus clutch, Spec 2 piece aluminum flywheel,
Metco driveshaft loop, D.S.S. level 5 half shafts with hardened yokes/inner
CV joints, billetflow IRS brace, Brembo drilled/slotted rotors, SLP
loudmouth Exhaust, Ford GT twin pumps,
Mafia puck and injectors.
2008 Pontiac G8 GT - Lingenfelter supercharged: 418 stroker from Texas
Speed, along with LS3 CNC 72cc heads, Lingenfelter gt9 cam, Magnacharger
TVS2300, Roto Fab CAI, full length Exhaust, long tube headers/Corsa mufflers, 3200
stall converter, tune, and aftermarket fuel delivery system.
2006 C6 Corvette - D1 Procharger @ 11lbs on stock block, AFR heads,
headers, cam, FAST 102 intake, meth injection, 6spd with racing clutch,
tuned by Dallas Performance - 766RWHP/639RWTQ.
Be sure to check us out on Facebook at Triple-X Motorsports & Outdoors for
all the latest updates!
rsx type s vs. G35
06 RSX Type S- I/H/E/RBC/stage 1 cams/ stock ECU....(NO K-PRO)
G35-CAI/modified tranny/Flash... Skip to 1:03 for the race
Corvette C6 vs Audi R8
2007 corvette C6 vs 2009 & 2007-8 Audi R8 just for fun
we wanted to see how fast is our vette
C6: cutout & tuned
the other audi's probably both stock
(that corvette belongs to my friend)
enjoy and rate
EDIT: First Race Rolling 80km/h & the white R8 is the 2008 model.
Note: i have no rights on the soundtrack/song in this video.
soundtrack info: Dj Tiesto - Adagio for Strings
FRS (GT86, BRZ) vs Genesis Coupe vs Lotus Elise - Pacific Coast Highway Road Trip Review
Pacific Coast Highway is a great road most people will experience in a bad
car. So the guys took the Scion FRS on a roadtrip and brought along a
Hyundai Genesis Coupe and Lotus Elise for comparison.
After dodging RVs and Tourists they even found time to pick favorites.
Lots more on the way - look for us on Thursdays!
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Lotus Elise Car Review
Review of a 2005 Lotus Elise. This Lotus Elise is finished in Laser Blue
with silver alloy wheels and black leather interior. The Elise is powered
by a 1.8L inline 4 cylinder that produces 190hp at 7,800 rpm and 136 ib-ft
of torque at 6,800 rpm. The Elise has a fiberglass body and aluminum
chassis tub. The car weighs only 1900 lbs. The aluminum engine block is
derived from a Toyota Celica GT-S 2ZZ Engine.