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.
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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
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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.
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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.
Compound Super/Turbo charged Lotus Exige
An amazing piece of engineering @ mulholland during christmas day :)
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fGear takes an exclusive look at the Hennessey Venom GT and interviews the
creator of the Venom, John Hennessey.
PLEASE NOTE: Part 2 contains the outtakes and would not normally be shown.
They were added as we thought people would like to see more footage of the
car in action. Please bear this in mind when posting up how bad the camera
Venom GT specification:
0 -- 60 mph in2.5 sec.
1/4 Mile in 9.9 sec. @ 162 mph
0 -- 200 mph in 15.9 sec. (Bugatti Veyron = 24.2 sec.)
Top Speed of 275 mph
horsepower = 1,200
bhp @ 6,500 rpm
Torque = 1,155 lb-ft @ 4,200 rpm
Specific Output =166 bhp / Liter
Bhp / Weight = 767.23 hp per ton or 2.61 lbs / hp
Boost = 16 psi (1.1 bar)
Fuel = 93 octane
For more information about the Venom GT, please visit
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Filmed with a Canon XF300 and Canon 7d.
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