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.
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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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.
Subaru R-STi - JDM vs USDM: A Friendly Rivalry -- /TUNED
In the US, we never got the best Subaru of them all, the first generation
WRX coupe, getting stuck with the fun-but-not-fast 2.5RS version. One of
the more popular upgrades for those cars is the "R-STi" drivetrain swap. In
the season premiere of Tuned, we look at two approaches: the USDM
drivetrain swap, and the JDM drivetrain swap. Which is better? You decide.
Compound Super/Turbo charged Lotus Exige
An amazing piece of engineering @ mulholland during christmas day :)
Ronin did a couple runs with Adey: Check it out here:
Ryan Gates's 311RS - or - How to Make a Better Evo -- /TUNED
The Mitsubishi Evo X is a great performer for the enthusiast on a budget,
thanks to its very smart drivetrain. On top of that drivetrain sits an
utterly terrible tin can of a body and an interior that seems to come with
the chassis for free. Enter racer Ryan Gates. He's been competing in Evo's
for years, and decided that he wants to build a better Evo. So he's
improved just about everything on the car. We try to do a full test of it
at Monticello Motor Club, but it doesn't exactly go as planned. Is the
311RS the best Evo money can buy? We try to find out.
Very Fast Lotus Elise
1.8 ltr. compound charged 2ZZ using a MP62 SC and a Precision billet ball
bearing 6262 combined 36 psi, Kuno V710 tires 215/40/16 F 285/30/18 R
The person driving and owner of the vehicle is :
http://www.youtube.com/user/roninexige check his channel out,
he said i could use and monetize his video, permission being "since you
need the money knock yourself out dickless." - hahaha didn't even have to