Archive for Lotus

Visual Dopeness: Lotus Exige S Track Test

Posted in Cars, Visual Dopeness with tags , , , on April 27, 2012 by prolifik1

I always enjoy Chris Harris’ review on cars. I prefer his over Top Gear’s Jeremy Clarkson. I can watch hours of this guy’s reviews.

Ronin No More

Posted in Cars with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 25, 2012 by prolifik1

Kinda sad to see this happen to an Elise so dope as this. I posted this specific Elise in the past which can be seen under “World’s Fastest Lotus”, not to mention one of the “Siickest 2zz powered Elise”

From the owner, Frank Profera:

I was rear ended by some fuckkin cuntt 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 fuckin cunt in jail for a hit and run…Fuckin cunt Porsche owners…No one in front of me or in ether laneon my side and this cuntt 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

2012 Lotus Exige S

Posted in Cars with tags , , , , , , , , , on September 29, 2011 by prolifik1

The ad kinda sucks, but I see the subliminals being conveyed.

I have to admit, the new Exige looks really nice! Still has that mean compact look to it that seems like it can handle any road thrown at it.

Assembly Line

Posted in Cars with tags , , , , on January 18, 2011 by prolifik1

Mmm, a couple of colorful Elise’s being built

Spit Flames

Posted in Cars with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 17, 2010 by prolifikone

Damn, the Veyron killer on the dyno

Interesting Type of Car Meet

Posted in Cars with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 4, 2010 by prolifik1

Never seen a car meet before where it only targeted a particular car color.



2015 Lotus Elise Concept

Posted in Cars with tags , , , , , , , , on September 30, 2010 by prolifik1

The 2015 Lotus Elise Concept was revealed at the Paris Motor Show earlier today.


-RWD Mid Engine 2 Seater Configuration
-Forced Inducted Toyota 2.0 Liter Inline 4 pushing 316HP
-Only weighing in at 2,400 LBS which is a few hundred pounds up from the current Elise which weighs in at 2,000 LBS
-Six Speed Manual Option
-Dual Clutch Paddled Shifter
-Starting price of $55,000.

via Jalopnik

The Return of the Espirit: 2013 Lotus Espirit

Posted in Cars with tags , , , , , on September 30, 2010 by prolifik1

The Lotus Espirit is back! Redesigned and heading its way into showrooms in 2013. This time, it’s back, literally bigger than ever!


-Capable of reaching 205MPH
-Weighs 3,200 LBS
-Mid Engine
-Powered F/I 5.0 Liter V8
-620HP and 720LBS of Torque
-0-60MPH in 3.4 seconds
-Seven Speed DCT Gearbox

Starting price will start at $173,000

I couldn’t find any details on what engine they’ll be using for the Espirit. The only fact given is that they’ve supposedly dropped the idea of using a Toyota manufactured engine.

Lotus Presents Toyota with an Elise housing the last 2ZZ-GE

Posted in Cars with tags , , , , , , , , , on September 17, 2010 by prolifik1

The last Toyota 2ZZ-GE VVTLi four cylinder engine has been built, and Lotus got it. Lotus CEO Dany Bahar and Toyota Motor Corporation president Akio Toyoda came together at the British Embassy in Tokyo for a celebration where Toyota was presented with an Elise R carrying the engine by Bahar. The shindig marks a new chapter in the two companies’ partnership, one that will allow Lotus to create powertrains that are more exclusively its own in future cars with the continued cooperation of Toyota.

Designed for Toyota by Yamaha, the 2ZZ-GE engine owed a lot to motorcycle engine practice, and the wide-angled valves and variable valve timing and lift system enabled the high-revving engine to develop 100 horsepower per liter, and even more when supercharged. Power levels floated between 160-180 hp naturally aspirated and as much as 250 when supercharged and intercooled.

The question now is what engine Lotus and Toyota will cook up to take the place of the 2ZZ-GE, now that its veteran power unit has been retired. We should find out more on that front at the upcoming Paris Motor Show.

It’s sad to see Toyota stop production on the 2zz. That motor has so much potential still waiting to be unlocked. It’s a great engine. It’s has so much potential to be on par with what the Honda B and K series, yet, R&D for unlocking its potential is a pain staking slow process within the Celica/MR-S world.  Celica guys continue to work on it though, so it’s still exciting for me to await (coming from a former Celica owner) the cool stuff fellow Celica hobbyist can do with it.

What does Toyota/Yamaha and Lotus have in store? Can this bring more of a larger collaboration considering Toyota’s team up with Subaru concerning the FT-86? Time will only tell.

via AutoBlog

Photos Often Need Contrast

Posted in Cars with tags , , , , on August 17, 2010 by prolifik1

I wholeheartedly agree. This photo proves it….

PacMan Out the Cuts

Posted in Cars with tags , , , , , , , , , on July 21, 2010 by prolifik1

A slick yellow Exige out of the cuts, straight chillin’.

“Black cards, black cars, all black everything”

Posted in Cars with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 16, 2010 by prolifik1


Flat black Elise all smiles in the evening…