07 June 2012
If you happen to know a thing or two about rock music then Aerosmith vocalist Steven Tyler is no stranger to you. If you are also familiar with the car industry, Hennessey Performance should ring a bell as well. Where do these two notions come together? In a Venom GT Spyder of course. The rocker is actually responsible for the creation of this monstrous roadster and he recently had the pleasure to be the first man on the planet to get one.
14 May 2012
Lotus has announced the racing version of Evora – the GTC model.
It comes with a lot of carbon fiber elements to save weight – doors, roof and engine cover. There is also Plexiglass windows for additional weight savings. Thanks to all these mods, the car dropped its weight with 30kg to 1130 kg (2491 lbs.).
Traction control and BOSCH racing Anti-Lock Brakes system have been added to optimize power delivery and braking control.
The wheels and tyres are wider which not only gives the c
01 May 2012
News from Cam Shaft. Yes, the company that ruined a rare Veyron with some silly wrapping. This time though, they seem to have done things properly. The car that has gone under the knife is a V8 Lotus Esprit made no earlier than 1996. Its standard output of 354 hp has been revamped, the gearbox has been replaced, the brakes are new and the bodywork serves as a tribute to the late Ayrton Senna.
The guys at Cam Shaft had a wonderful engine to work with right from the start – twin-turbocharged
25 April 2012
Lotus has exhibited the new Evora GTE China Limited Edition at the 2012 Beijing Auto Show.
The upgrades include more leather and carbon fiber applications for the interior. The car also comes with revised suspension. Only 118 units will be produced , making it all the more exclusive and collectable. Each car features a numbered plaque inside, marked with the China Limited Edition insignia.
The Evora GTE China Limited Edition is powered by the supercharged 3.5-liter V6 engine with 444HP (327 kW) connected to a
08 March 2012
Lotus has unveiled the Exige S Roadster at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show. The vehicle is based on the well-known Elise, but comes with enormous V6 in the middle.
The supercharged 3.5 liter V6 develops 350PS (257 kW) and 400Nm (295 lb-ft) of torque. It is mated to a 6-speed manual or an optional SPS (Serial Precision Shift) gearbox. 0-100 km/h in 4.0 seconds, to 160 km/h in 8.5 seconds and a top speed of 233 km/h (145 mph). The fuel consumption is good – 10.1 l /100km (28.0 mpg UK) with CO2 emissions of 236 g/km.
20 February 2012
MOV’IT have been specializing in creating ultra-performance brake systems. That’s why they was nominated by the famous British car maker Lotus as a brake supplier and technology partner.
“We always start from scratch with a “blank piece of paper”, because no car is exactly like the other: Power, weight, maximum speed, mounting suspension, power transmission or dynamic – everything has to be factored in accurately, and only after that the final design can be brought to paper, and s
16 September 2011
Lotus has revealed Evora GTE Limited Edition at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show.
It is powered by a 3.5 liter V6 with 444PS (327 kW), which is mated to a sequential AMT (Automated Manual Transmission) racing gearbox. The car also boasts lightweight, forged alloy rims with central locking fitted with Pirelli P-Zero Corsa tires.
Lotus also cut the overall weight with 105 kg (227 lbs) over the standard Evora model.
The interior comes with lightweight Recaro seats made of carbon. There are al
14 September 2011
2012 Lotus Exige S is exhibited at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show. The manufacturer has also introduced Exige R-GT.
Lotus Exige is probably the best handling car in the world and now comes with superbly powered 3.5 liter supercharged V6 from Evora S. The output is no less than 350PS (257 kW) at 7000RPM and 400Nm (295 lb-ft) of torque at 4500RPM. Evora S accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.6 seconds and has a top speed of 276 km/h (172 mph). The staggering figures are based on total weight of 1
17 August 2011
Venom GT will hit the US market, but you’d better hurry up, because Hennessey is planning to produce just five units annually. The car is exhibited at the McCall Motorworks Revival.
"We are very excited to have the opportunity to show the Venom GT to our friends and fellow enthusiasts at what has become one of the biggest and best car enthusiast events in the world," says CEO, Don Goldman.
"Gordon McCall's Motorworks Revival combines serious car enthusiasts, world-class cars and aircraft
15 August 2011
Lotus will exhibit the Exige Matte Black Final Edition at the 2011 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. The car is developed specially for the US market and only 25 units will be produced.
Lotus Exige Matte Black Final Edition features matte black paint, extra equipment and Alcantara sport bucket seats.
It is powered by a 1.8 liter turbocharged petrol engine with 260PS (191 kW) and 236Nm (174 lb-ft) of torque at 6000RPM. The engine is mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox and as you may suggest t
25 March 2011
Hennessey Performance has published images of its ultra-fast beast – 2011 Venom GT finished in passionate red body color. Representing Chassis Number 03 from the limited model, the “Venom Red” supercar is caught while driving wild in the streets of Silverstone, England.
Powered by an in-house tweaked 6.2-liters V8 twin-turbo powerplant which is linked to a Ricardo 6-speed gearbox, the Chassis Number 03 - Venom GT is capable of producing the breath-taking figures of 1,200 horsepower and
02 March 2011
The new Lotus Elise Club Racer Edition has made its official debut in Geneva.
The sporty version of Elise lost 24 kg by using a lightweight battery and the removal of noise insulation material. The total weight of Elise Club Racer is just 852 kg ( 1 878 lbs ).
The small car is powered by 1.6-liter four cylinder VVT-I with 136 PS (100 kW). The acceleration of the original Elise is 6.5 seconds to 100 km/h and the Club Racer will be slightly faster. It needs just a little over 5 liters /100 k