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    Thread: Holy Mother of GOD does not even describe it.. Lotus Exige content.

    1. Member venom600's Avatar
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      03-19-2012 05:58 PM #36
      Quote Originally Posted by Mazda 3s View Post
      I'll guess I'm gonna have to vote against this circlejerk. Fug wheels, hate the wing, hate the color. Kudos on the mechanicals though.
      You expect a 2100lb car that is actually tracked with nearly 700hp not to have a functional wing? The one thing I noticed about this car is that it could probably do with a lot more downforce, not less.

    2. 03-19-2012 07:30 PM #37
      Quote Originally Posted by Deltac View Post
      I love this exige...I've been collecting images of it through the various phases..

      this is what I have

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      there are also some videos on youtube of it driving through the canyons
      Here are some pre-widebody for the collection:









      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:






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      03-19-2012 07:49 PM #38
      the newest rear end looks very 458ish
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      03-19-2012 07:57 PM #39
      Quote Originally Posted by Mazda 3s View Post
      I'll guess I'm gonna have to vote against this circlejerk. Fug wheels, hate the wing, hate the color. Kudos on the mechanicals though.
      I am with you, I liked it better before he did the widebody and paint, the mechanicals and interior are very cool though


      Quote Originally Posted by venom600 View Post
      You expect a 2100lb car that is actually tracked with nearly 700hp not to have a functional wing? The one thing I noticed about this car is that it could probably do with a lot more downforce, not less.

      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

    5. 03-19-2012 08:03 PM #40
      lingual communication is inadequate

    6. 03-19-2012 08:14 PM #41
      Quote Originally Posted by .:bigred12 View Post
      the newest rear end looks very 458ish
      I think Frank's rear clamshell treatment preceded the 458.

      I remember thinking about how similar the two were once the 458 was released.

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      03-19-2012 09:23 PM #42
      Quote Originally Posted by Deltac View Post
      I love this exige...I've been collecting images of it through the various phases..

      this is what I have

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      there are also some videos on youtube of it driving through the canyons
      Anyone else get a bunch of porn ads when clicking on these to maximize them or is it just me?
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    8. 03-19-2012 09:27 PM #43
      meh
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      03-19-2012 09:30 PM #44
      Quote Originally Posted by Dobes View Post
      The car's been around for a while, but yeah it's insane. It's hard to imagine how much money it would take to duplicate.
      Lol seriously, im pretty sure i recall seeing videos of that thing years ago

      Edit: Yeah, heres cardomain posting a video of this car in 2009
      http://blog.cardomain.com/2009/10/28...a-canyon-road/
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      03-19-2012 09:32 PM #45
      Really badass, love the color scheme and that shifter!

    11. 03-19-2012 09:33 PM #46
      Quote Originally Posted by RacerrRex View Post
      Lol seriously, im pretty sure i recall seeing videos of that thing years ago
      stfu

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      03-19-2012 09:58 PM #47
      Quote Originally Posted by VadGTI View Post
      Anyone else get a bunch of porn ads when clicking on these to maximize them or is it just me?
      strange...I have a pop-up blocker, but it didn't even activate.

      if anyone else gets a popup I'll upload them somewhere else
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      03-19-2012 10:04 PM #48
      Quote Originally Posted by Deltac View Post
      strange...I have a pop-up blocker, but it didn't even activate.

      if anyone else gets a popup I'll upload them somewhere else
      It was actually in the banner ad.
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      03-19-2012 10:18 PM #49
      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.

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      03-19-2012 10:57 PM #50
      1800 cc and 680 hp wat the i dont even

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      03-19-2012 11:04 PM #51
      Bricks have been shat

      Because racecar.
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      03-19-2012 11:34 PM #52
      http://lotussport.org/viewforum.php?...022ff1763ba389

      Multi page build thread here...just nuts
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      Take apart the handbrake, put duct tape over the switch so the car thinks its on.

      Then put duct tape over the light on the dash.

      Duct tape.

    18. 03-19-2012 11:50 PM #53
      Quote Originally Posted by UPs_n_DoWNz View Post
      http://lotussport.org/viewforum.php?...022ff1763ba389

      Multi page build thread here...just nuts
      Not the same car, but still cool!

      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

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      03-20-2012 12:04 AM #54
      Quote Originally Posted by VadGTI View Post
      Anyone else get a bunch of porn ads when clicking on these to maximize them or is it just me?
      I did. Apple + W as soon as I saw "The Netflix of PORN!"

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      03-20-2012 12:49 AM #55
      I haven't followed much of his online antics, but Frank is funny to listen to. Definitely not the person who you might expect to see driving this car - at least it caught me by surprise.

      The car is nothing short of amazing.



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      03-20-2012 03:11 AM #56


      As I watch this video.. I came when I heard the supercharger, and then came when I heard the turbo spool behind it and then came again when I heard the BOV off the turbo..

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      03-20-2012 04:38 AM #57
      Quote Originally Posted by Mazda 3s View Post
      I'll guess I'm gonna have to vote against this circlejerk. Fug wheels, hate the wing, hate the color. Kudos on the mechanicals though.
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    23. 03-20-2012 06:09 AM #58
      Quote Originally Posted by Mazda 3s View Post
      I'll guess I'm gonna have to vote against this circlejerk. Fug wheels, hate the wing, hate the color. Kudos on the mechanicals though.
      X3 not my thing.
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      what's the retail on that?
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      03-20-2012 08:26 AM #59
      Wow! Talk about fun to drive!!!!!

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      03-20-2012 08:29 AM #60
      Quote Originally Posted by Dave Zero View Post
      I am a huge fan of racing while there were no armcos, safety tanks, seatbelts, etc. etc. Jackie Stewart said there was a 2 of 3 chance of dying back then.
      While I love old race cars (I used to help a family friend campaign his McLaren M6A) and I watch in amazement of what they did back in the day, I'm much happier today when there isn't a 1 in 3 chance of dying each time you head out onto track.

      Quote Originally Posted by Dave Zero View Post
      TCL:

      If you don't keep it below 5/10 or only drive fast at track=you are a streetracer and are going to kill babies soon and should go to jail.

      Lol nobody "streetraces" except retards from light to light. It's about who is the fastest on the hill and who can keep up and who gets left behind.

      To some people this=streetracing.
      Driving that car anywhere near its limit on a public road IS dangerous no matter how "good" the driver is or thinks he is. I've driven canyon roads quickly in a car with 1/8th the performance of this Lotus and that was dangerous also. While it's fun to carve up the twisties I know the only place to truly prove your mettle is on the race track. Doing it on the street is just bravado and meaningless bragging rights. Even if the canyon road is 1-way it's still dangerous to extract that much speed on a public road. If you need radios, spotters, the cover of darkness, the isolation of 3am, if cops can arrest you if caught, etc. then it is street racing.

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      03-20-2012 10:09 AM #61
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      03-20-2012 10:43 AM #62
      Quote Originally Posted by Mazda 3s View Post
      I'll guess I'm gonna have to vote against this circlejerk. Fug wheels, hate the wing, hate the color. Kudos on the mechanicals though.

      2x

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      03-20-2012 11:43 AM #63
      Quote Originally Posted by ValveCoverGasket View Post
      thats a neat motor. makes one wonder though... how much power you really need in a 2000lb car that you want to go around corners in.

      wild stuff
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      03-20-2012 12:00 PM #64
      Quote Originally Posted by Mazda 3s View Post
      I'll guess I'm gonna have to vote against this circlejerk. Fug wheels, hate the wing, hate the color. Kudos on the mechanicals though.
      i don't care if it was pink or Milka paint scheme, that car is ****ing crazy!!!!

      edit: the ass was fat
      Last edited by svantevid; 03-20-2012 at 12:04 PM.

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      03-20-2012 12:04 PM #65
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      03-20-2012 12:07 PM #66
      Quote Originally Posted by Mazda 3s View Post
      I'll guess I'm gonna have to vote against this circlejerk. Fug wheels, hate the wing, hate the color. Kudos on the mechanicals though.
      Cars that can do 0-60 in 2 seconds have a hall pass to have loud styling.
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      03-20-2012 12:18 PM #67
      because ****ing racecar

    33. 03-20-2012 12:47 PM #68
      my friend sent that frank guy a 2zz head- claimed he never got it and paypal disputed him. he's the biggest dick out there.

    34. 03-20-2012 01:12 PM #69
      That is badass

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      03-20-2012 01:18 PM #70
      Quote Originally Posted by MoPho View Post
      And the car spends as much time in the repair shop as it does on the road
      Twin charging only works 1 race out of the year. Ask Lancia

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