Lotus

Clean, Drive, Race: Lime Rock Park

Posted in Best of, Domestic Rides, European Rides, General, Lotus, Mustang, Porsche, Racing, Rides, Videos by MrAngry | October 3rd, 2013 | Leave a Reply |

Larry Lime Rock

Recently Larry Kosilla of AMMONYC.com and /DRIVE CLEAN took a little road trip with some buddies up to Lime Rock Park in Connecticut for the Continental Tire Challenge. In tow (behind his Porsche 964) was a ungodly powerful Shelby GT500, a Boss 302 and an itsy-bitsy (but very fast) Lotus Elise. The goal of the day was simple – watch the races, hang out with friends and then of course, go home and clean your car. Not only was there some good driving footage, but Larry was able to get up close an personal with some of the drivers, so make sure to click through and check it out.

Source: AMMONYC.com

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Alexander Rossi in the Lotus 49 at COTA – Road & Track

Posted in European Rides, Formula 1, General, Lotus, Racing Coverage, Rides, Videos by MrAngry | April 7th, 2013 | 2 Responses |

Alexander Rossi

If you were to ask any professional racing driver if they were afraid of any car, the probability of them saying “Yes” would be very small. Alexander Rossi, the reserve driver for the Caterham F1 Team is no exception. At 22-years old he’s one of the youngest in the sport and looks to have a long, fruitful career ahead of him. However just for shits and giggles Rossi was recently given the opportunity to climb behind the wheel of a machine that was 24 years his senior. The car was Jim Clark’s 1967 Lotus 49, and while new to Rossi, he wasted no time in flogging it around the new Circuit of the America’s in Austin, TX. Check out Road & Track’s video below.

Source: RoadandTrack.com

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Lotus Exige S: The Ultimate Lotus?

Posted in Best of, European Rides, General, Lotus, Rides, Videos by MrAngry | April 5th, 2013 | Leave a Reply |

Lotus Exige S

If you’re a fan of sports cars then you know unequivocally that the Lotus Exige S is one of the worlds best performers. They’re lightweight, powerful and handle like its tires are made out of glue. Power comes from a 3.5-L supercharged V6 that makes 345 hp and 295 lb.ft. of torque. This equates to a top speed of 170 mph and a 0-60 time of less than 4.0 seconds. It’s the giant killer of the super car world and even though it seems like it’s been around forever, there is no denying that the Exige S continues to impress at every corner.

Source: Youtube.com

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Porsche 911 PDK vs. Lotus Evora IPS

Posted in Best of, European Rides, General, Lotus, Porsche, Rides, Videos by MrAngry | March 29th, 2013 | Leave a Reply |

Porsche 911 PDK VS Lotus Evora IPS

It used to be that if you were a sports car enthusiast that you lived and breathed manual transmissions. Nowadays though, manual shifted automatics like Porsche’s stellar PDK system have started to sway even the most die-hard drivers. These system shift faster and are more efficient then any manual transmission could ever hope to be. They allow you to keep both hands on the wheel, and on the race track there is no question that they’re the way to go. However what about driver involvement? Do they keep you as engaged as a pilot, or are they pulling some of the enjoyment out of driving. Road and Track recently pitted a Porsche 911 PDK and a Lotus Evora IPS in a head-to-head battle to answer this very question.

Source: RoadandTrack.com

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Hennessey Venom GT 0-300km World Record Run – TUNED

Posted in Car Reviews, Domestic, Domestic Review, Domestic Rides, DRIVE, European Rides, General, Lotus, Newsworthy, Rides, Videos by MrAngry | January 25th, 2013 | Leave a Reply |

Hennessey Venom GT World Record

When the guys from TUNED were asked to fly down to Houston, TX and join John Hennessey as he made a record setting run to 186 mph in just 13.36 seconds, they really couldn’t say no. I mean hell, even the guys guy from Guinness World Records was on hand. Click through and check out the video.

Source: Youtube.com/DRIVE

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January Recaro Car Pack: Forza Horizon

Posted in AMG, Best of, Cadillac, Domestic Rides, European Rides, Ford, Games, General, GMC, Lotus, Mercedes Benz, Mustang, Rides, Video Games by MrAngry | December 30th, 2012 | 1 Response |

Forza Horizon January Pack

One of the best parts of the Forza Motor Sport franchise for XBOX 360 are the vast amounts of downloadable content you can get from XBOX Live. From new tracks and car packs to creating your own race series, Forza is the go-to racing game for enthusiasts all over the world. Forza Horizon, the newest game in the franchise is no exception and has just made an announcement of a new car pack that will be available in January of 2013. Included in the download are the following vehicles:

– 2012 Cadillac Escalade ESV
– 1983 GMC Vandura G-1500
– 2012 Lotus Exige S
– 2012 Lexus LFA Nürburgring Edition
– 2005 Mercedes-Benz SLR
– 1995 Ford Mustang Cobra R

All the new rides are fantastic, although we’ve got to raise an eyebrow at the 1983 GMC Vandura G-1500. My guess is that people by the thousands will be creating A-Team van replicas by the dozens. Either way, click through for the new trailer and check it out.

Source: Youtube.com

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EVO Car of the Year 2012: Track Battles

EVO Car of the Year 2012

Porsche vs Lotus, Toyota vs Morgan, BMW vs Porsche as well as a host of other great automobiles battle it out for the EVO Car of the Year 2012. Now while all of these battles are excellent the ones you really want to focus on are the Toyota GT86 vs the Morgan 3-Wheeler, and the McLaren 12c vs the Pagani Huayra. Sure the others are fun, but bang for the buck, these four automobiles should leave you coming away speechless.

Source: Youtube.com/EVOTV

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Engine Sounds: Automotive Music to the Ears

Posted in Aston Martin, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Dodge, European Rides, Ferrari, General, Import Rides, Lotus, Rides, Shelby by MrAngry | August 30th, 2012 | Leave a Reply |

Jason Lewis Auto Edits

For some it’s the howl of a small displacement Ferrari V8. For others it’s the guttural tone of an American big block. Whatever your poison though there is no denying that the sound of a well tuned engine is like something sent from the Gods. Jason Lewis of AutoEdits.com recently put together a video of some the best automotive exhaust noises your ever likely to hear. So sit back, click through and crank up your speakers because I think you’re really going to like this.

Source: Autoholics.com

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Hennessey Venom GT: The World’s Fastest Tuned Car

Posted in Chevrolet, Domestic Rides, DRIVE, European Rides, General, Lotus, Rides, Videos by MrAngry | July 11th, 2012 | 1 Response |

Hennessey Venom GT

Matt Farah of Youtube’s DRIVE Network is back for an all new season of TUNED. On his first episode Matt and crew venture down to hot sweaty Texas to drive the 1-million dollar Hennessey Venom GT. This car pulls from just about every parts bin out there. It started off as a Lotus Exige, was then chopped, widened and stretched, and then treated to a custom suspension and a twin-turbo GM LS based mill. It packs a whopping 1200 + horsepower and with enough road should be able to hit its theoretical top speed of 272 mph. Not bad for a season opener eh?

Source: Youtube.com/DRIVE

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DRIVE: Lotus Exige S track test

Posted in DRIVE, European Rides, General, Lotus, Rides, Videos by MrAngry | May 1st, 2012 | 2 Responses |

Lotus Exige S

Chris Harris recently had a chance to sample the new Lotus Exige S on the track, and even though conditions were less than ideal that didn’t stop him from having a great day and coming to the conclusion that the new Lotus is perhaps the best one ever built. You see Lotus took the supercharged Toyota engine out of the Evora S, re-tweaked the Exige’s already amazing suspension and chassis and in the process managed to create a car that has the ability to chase the Porsche GT3 RS around a road course.

Source: Youtube.com/DRIVE

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