Posts Tagged ‘lotus exige tuning’

Steven Tyler Receives First Hennessey Venom GT

Sunday, June 3rd, 2012:

Steven Tyler, Aerosmith frontman for the chart topping rock bank has received the first completed Hennessey Venom GT. Based on the Lotus Exige, Steve asked the Hennessey tuning company if they could make it a roadster with the removable top. They customized the roll cage so that it would work, however this came with the addition of 30 lbs. Staying true to their one horsepower per one kilogram power to weight ratio, Steve got his Venom GT with a little extra juice.

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Lotus Hires Mansory as Official Tuning Partner

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012:

Lotus had their Mansory tuned Evora at the Geneva Motor Show, and have now announced that the Mansory tuning company will be the official customization shop for future Lotus projects. Wolf Zimmerman stated, “Mansory are leaders in their field and having worked closely with them on the Evora GTE and the special editions we’ve unveiled recently”. They are confident that this partnership will lead to many nice Lotus cars in the near future, and we can’t wait to see what they can produce. The German tuners will soon have special editions for the Lotus Elise, Exige and Lotus Evora for those wanting a boost in performance or styling.

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Hennessey Lotus Exige Venom GT

Saturday, August 20th, 2011:

The new Hennessey tuned Lotus Exige called the Venom GT has been debuted at the McCall Motorworks Revival. This was part of the buildup for the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, and features the Lotus supercar announcement with all of its 1,200 horsepower greatness. Hennessey plans to produce five of these cars per year at a price of $950,000 (€660,190 / £577,850). It may sound like a lot for a Lotus Exige, but with the sports car holding a 6.2-liter V8 powerplant producing 1,200 hp (895 kW / 1,217 PS) and 1,155 lb-ft (1,564 Nm) of torque, we are sure some car collectors will pick this beast up.

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Hennessey Performance Venom GT

Tuesday, March 30th, 2010:

Hennessey Performance Venom GT

Hennessey Performance officially revealed the first images and full details about the Venom GT, a supercar based off the Lotus Elise and Exige models. Powered by a 6.2-liter LS9 V8 engine from a Corvette ZR1, the tuners were able to boost the output to 725 hp. Hennessey Performance also plans to offer a twin-turbo version of the V8, with numbers well beyond 1,000 horsepower. The Venom GT car you see here weighs only 1,071 kg thanks to the carbon fiber body, and wheel package put together with the lightest parts. With this light of a car, Hennessey claims the 1,200 hp model can accelerate from 0-100 km/h in just 2.4 seconds with a top speed of 440 km/h. It should destory the factory Bugatti Veyron, since its top speed is only 408 km/h, and the Venom GT is significantly lighter.

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Hennessey VENOM GT

Wednesday, August 19th, 2009:

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At the upcoming 2010 Geneva Motor Show, Hennessey Performance will reveal their VENOM GT supercar that holds a twin-turbocharged Corvette ZR1-LS9 engine. The special car tuning performed by Hennessey will give the VENOM GT up to 1,200 bhp with a curb weight just under 2,400 lbs. These are amazing numbers, and you rarely hear of cars that boast a power-to-weight ratio of less than 2.5 to 1. Hennessey Performance based the VENOM GT of the Lotus Exige S chassis, however you can see it has been highly modified. The price for the vehicle including all tuning performed by Hennessey is $600,000 USD, and HPE reported that three orders have already been placed on this limited model.

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Lotus Elise and Exige Supercharger Kit

Friday, August 14th, 2009:

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Lotus Cars USA has released a factory style supercharger kit for the Lotus Elise and Lotus Exige models that come naturally aspirated. Owners who bought their Lotus Elise or Lotus Exige before this blower kit was available, can now bring their car back to an authorized Lotus dealer and have the car tuning performed. After the kit is installed on the 1.8 liter Toyota engine, performance numbers increase from 189 hp and 133 ft lbs or torque to 218 hp and 155 ft lbs of torque. The new system is warrantied and legal in all 50 states, while also being certified for emissions. The supercharger kit also comes with high flow injectors, ECU recalibration, and a redesigned intake manifold to add the supercharger. Even though torque gains are minimal, the performance numbers now peak at 5,000 rpms instead of 6,800 rpms. Lotus has not yet released pricing for the supercharger kit.

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UK Garage Lotus Extrema

Tuesday, January 27th, 2009:

UK Garage Lotus Extrema

You might think that UK Garage is a tuner from the United Kingdom but the one we’re talking about is located in Italy and loves to modify British cars. They recently launched their latest tuning package for the Lotus Exige MK1 called Extrema. Each customer could choose their desired engine between a Chevrolet V8 with 420 HP or 500 HP, a Corvette Z06 LS7 with 650 HP and even entry level engines like the 2.6L Powertech V8 which develops 360 HP or the 2.8 V6 with an output of 300-350 HP. With the most powerful engine the UK Garage Lotus Extrema can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in just 2.8 seconds and from 0 to 200 km/h in 7 seconds.

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