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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.
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 Mercedes.
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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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.
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 ask to!
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 160km/h!
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Townsend Bell on Frank Profera's Ronin Exige
After driving the Alex Job Racing Lotus Evora GTE in the qualifying session for the American Le Mans Northeast Grand Prix at Lime Rock, Townsend Bell and Bill Sweedler discuss Townsend's experience driving Frank Profera's late, great, and epic Ronin Exige. Fear this.
You can keep tabs on Frank's mad scientist reincarnation of the Ronin Exige in to the Ronin 2-Eleven starting at http://www.thelotusforums.com/forums/topic/49638-tuned/page-4