Additionally, if we're talking obscene Lotus, you can't avoid mentioning the Blackwatch Racing Auto-x car, three time SCCA X-prep solo champ. It probably makes half as much power as Frank's car but it also has some mad impressive bespoke fab work:
Except it isn't tracked and you can't use that much power in the canyons, he built it so he can brag online about how fast it is and he is a major dick about it too, he has been banned from nearly every forum.
And the car spends as much time in the repair shop as it does on the road
Edit: Yeah, heres cardomain posting a video of this car in 2009
I really like the interior appointments and the shifter layout but the exterior just isn't my thing... I cringe a lot of the time when I see an Exige or Elise done up like this with masses of power as the original balance of the car was geared towards handling. I can't help but think that having that much power in a car that weighs a bit over 2K lbs on such a short wheelbase makes it a white knuckle ride through the corners.
Most of my project is a copy of the work Frank (aka Ronin) has done on his Exige. Frank (and others on MM, like CharlieX) is willing to freely provide insight to fellow enthusiasts, I admire that. Frank has posted very good information on Seloc, it can be found here: http://forums.seloc.org/viewthread.php?tid=152945