Car Crash: 700hp Lotus Exige Wrecked in California
New For April 2012. Information Below.
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.
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
The Zero F**ks Given RX7 - /TUNED
Would you drive a car built by a teenager in his parents driveway with no
safety features whatsoever? We did, and now we'll tell you why this ugly
RX7 is so brilliant.
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.
Hennessey Venom GT 0-300km World Record Run - /TUNED
Tuned joins the Hennessey team in Houston, TX as they attempt to set a new
world record for the fastest accelerating production car from 0-300km/hr.
Hennessey Venom GT: The World's Fastest Tuned Car - TUNED
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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Hennessey Venom GT: The World's Fastest Tuned Car - /TUNED
DRIVE EXCLUSIVE: With only six examples built to date, the Hennessey Venom
GT could be considered the fastest street car in the world. Built off the
Lotus Exige, this tuner car packs a 1200+ horsepower punch with a
theoretical top speed of 272mph. Host Matt Farah takes a quick ride in the
million dollar Texas built supercar for the Season 3 premiere of TUNED on
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
Amazing Lotus Exige with Honda K20A engine - Drift, Race start, spin
FASTLAP 2012, Event 1
Car: Lotus Exige with honda K20A engine.
Power: 280hp (NA), weight with driver 850kg
More info about this car:
Driver: Mareks Matvejevs
Circuit: Nemuno Žiedas
Place: Kačerginė, Kaunas.
More info: http://www.fastlap.lt
Event date: May 5th, 2012
Onboard camera on Lotus Exige driven by Mareks Matvejevs.