Meet Frank And What Is Probably The World's Fastest Lotus

Submitted by: skypirate 2 months ago in Tech


This Elise weighs 2,150 pounds with 680 wheel horsepower, all from a 1.8L Toyota engine. Let that marinate for a second.

From /Drive: 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.
There are 11 comments:
Male 3,421
That is an awesome car, its always fun to see people tinker and come out with something magnificent.

I just hope it doesnt wreck.
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Female 107
The Lotus has always been my favorite car.....back before the current style, which has been around a bit.... I fell in love with the Esprit, first.

Don't know what it is about a Lotus. I just love them.

What sucks is that, while talking and speeding down the road, he never once indicates his speed. It would be cool to know.
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@_suzuka 
I'm with ya. I had a 2000 celica gts in high school (the same engine that lotus bought off toyota and slapped in these things.) So its really cool seeing a sexy car do something that the last gen celica should have done, like rw and mid engine. And then seeing someone take that car and put it on meth is really really fun. 

As far speed goes, that would have been cool but it was prolly way too much. Frank wreaked it. 

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Female 107
skypirate Great post. Thanks.
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Male 4,883
That was a lot of fun. Thanks, SkyPirate.
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Male 1,049
hope he wiped the cum stains off the dash before giving Frank his car back.

Ecellent post. 
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2,831
Sorry, meant exige, not elise. W/e, this thing is bonkers! 
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