Car Crash: 700hp Lotus Exige Wrecked in California
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It seems that the (self-proclaimed) Worlds Fastest Lotus Exige, also known as the Ronin Exige, was involved in an accident this week. The owner, Frank Profera took to YouTube to explain that the highly-tuned Lotus Exige hit the central reservation on California's Route 101.
quote: (edited for family viewing...)
I was rear ended by some f**kin c**t in a Porsche while on the fwy. He hit my left rear and spun me, I ended up in the right side wall.... I can't wait to see this f**kin c**t in jail for a hit and run...F**kin c**t Porsche owners...No one in front of me or in ether laneon my side and this c**t hits me up the ass...what does that tell ya about Porsche owners...always lookin for a cute ass even if it's an old dude
Naturally, amateur crash scene investigations carried out across several prominent internet communities have failed to verify the details above. We don't want to get involved in that though so we'll just tell you about the car instead!
Obviously, it isn't the worlds fastest Lotus-chassis supercar. That honour undoubtedly goes to the Hennessey Venom GT. That doesn't detract from how special it is though. It features the original 1.8 liter Toyota engine rather than the V8 unit fitted to the Hennessey. Extensive tuning with many custom parts raised the horsepower figure close to 700.
It seems the accident was one of two the owner had this month. We're also told, via FerrariChat, that Frank's yacht in Malibu burnt down. That's some very expensive bad luck.
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.
World's Fastest Lotus - Redux
Spotted on Mulholland Ronin's Exige from the "Worlds Fastest Lotus" episode
on the Drive channel . Rebuilt after a crash, the car is even lighter and
faster than before. Look for it in
upcoming episodes of Tuned and Jay Leno's Garage. Here is the car before
being rebuilt. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HmscSzFurwg
Lotus Exige S: The Ultimate Lotus? - XCAR
A return to Hethel is always a pleasure. Lotus' home always gives me a
little bit of a tingle in my 'yes' place and the chance to muck about in
the new Exige S amplified it to near pirapismic heights.
Y'see, when Lotus calls a car 'Exige' you know they're not mucking about.
Similarly, you know that you're likely to leave with a big grin on your
face. Of course, Lotus' current nomenclature means that adding 'S' to a
name means it's got a Supercharger too.
Which is nice.
The current car is the third Exige -- the first was based on the S1, while
the second was based on the rather delicious S2 and came with all manner of
engine tweaks. Anyway, compared to the new one they're... child's play.
Y'see, this one gets the 3.5-litre supercharged V6 straight out of the
Evora S. The result? 345bhp, 295lb ft, a top speed of 170mph and 0-62mph in
less 4.0seconds. All in a car smaller than R2D2.
On top of its silly powerplant, there's also the fact that it was developed
by Lotus -- that means it's one of the finest handling cars in the world.
It'll slide when provoked, but otherwise it'll grip like nothing else.
As well as having silly power and handling finesse, the Exige S boasts a
first -- traction control. The Dynamic Performance System, as Lotus calls
it, gives the Exige an electronic brain that not only stops you from
falling off the road, but can give you a faster lap time as well. Y'see, 'tour' mode
is the 'don't crash mode', 'sport' is best called 'hero mode' as it lets
the Exige's arse step out of line from time to time and 'race' mode -- it's
really clever. Race mode will learn the track you're on and will give you
access to its fearsome power when it thinks you're capable of using it --
no matter how hard your foot is pressed on the go pedal. A Lotus
development driver told me that in a race around Hethel a car ser to 'race'
will be quicker than one with no traction on at all... So not only is this
the most powerful Exige, it's also the cleverest.
The Exige is a car that fills its driver with confidence, it fires you from
A-B with such ferocity that you can't help but grin like a loon. To go
alongside the power, its noise is pretty incredible. You won't forget
there's a 3.5-litre V6 mere inches behind your ear in a hurry.
On track the Exige S will humble things twice its price and cars with
horses for logos. Driving it in the real world may be a struggle, but
you'll do it because as an experience it's simply brilliant.
Engine: 3.5-litre supercharged V6
Torque: 295lb ft
Top speed: 170mph
Written/Presented: Alex Goy
Shot/Edited: Nick Wilkinson
Ferrari Graveyard: Video of 14 supercar pile-up in Japan
An outing of luxury sports car enthusiasts in Japan ended in an expensive
freeway pileup - smashing a stunning eight Ferraris, a Lamborghini and two
Police say they believe the accident Sunday was touched off when the driver
of one of the Ferraris tried to change lanes and hit the median barrier. He
spun across the freeway, and the other cars collided while trying to avoid
hitting his car.
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Top Gear Live 2013 - Lotus Exige S + Stig's Powerlap!!!
This day as I went on the Top Gear Live 2013 at the Sunday Eastern Creek
Raceway, I've filmed a brand new 2013 Lotus Exige S for the first time, as
I took a film on it's exteriors including the interior, I also filmed the
real Top Gear's Stig takes a drive on the new Exige S around the track on
the Sydney Eastern Creek Raceway, and the Lotus Exige S did it in 1;14.1 on
(C) SamurottAMG HK 2013
Hit and Run - Pure Imagination
Probably the best pairing of music and a classic car burnout in history. I
highly suggest this film to anyone looking for a good time, great music,
and awesome driving scenes.
No copyright infringement intended!
Car Crashes Compilation # 163 - November 2013
Best car crashes compilation in this channel.Car Crashes Compilation # 163
- November 2013.All crashes in this video are non-fatal.Take this video as
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