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.
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 Tire-Punishing, 400HP Turbo BMW E30! - /TUNED
The BMW E30 is quickly becoming a cult classic among the DIY, autocross,
and track crowd. And though the M3 version may be climbing so quickly in
price, soon no one will be able to afford one, the 325i, as it turns out,
has some chops as a great platform for tuning. Kameron Baker's homebuilt
E30 is just about the nicest one we've seen, and if you think it looks
great, wait till you see how it drives.
Lotus Exige S V6 Launches and Fast Accelerations!
I've filmed the new Lotus Exige S powered by a 3.5 litre supercharged DOHC
V6 VVT-i engine that produces 350hp.
In this video you can see the car doing some FAST launches from 0 to around
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Compound Super/Turbo charged Lotus Exige
An amazing piece of engineering @ mulholland during christmas day :)
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Lotus Elise S: Can A Supercharger Make It Better? - XCAR
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The Lotus Elise is one of the best handling cars around, but will adding a
Supercharger to the mix make it even
better? We had a play at Lotus' Hethel test facility to find out...
Engine: 1.8-litre supercharged four cylinder
Torque: 184lb ft
Top speed: 145mph
Lotus Exige turbo - Promaz Automotive
On the Dyno at Promaz
Automotive, this Lotus Exige S packs a punch thanks to a switch in Boost from the factory supercharged Toyota
1.8L engine to a now Garrett turbocharger. Weighing under a tonne this Lotus is
a cracking street and track car all in one. [ http://www.promaz.com.au ]