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If it comes to the states I'll be trading in my R8V10 for 590 ft tq.
3 months ago on The Sport Quattro Makes A Return
@Bradders Ford owned the AC Cobra... History lessons are not free.
3 months, 3 weeks ago on Poll: A Question Of Authenticity
The title and the pole are two completely different topics.....
"A Question-of Authenticity".... Is it an Audi Sport Quattro.. NO... Is it a Lotus Esprit...NO.. Titles don't lie.
Authenticity Example.. Shelby Cobra.. Numbered chassis from Ford=Cobra everything else is a continuation or a replica.. Without original chassis ID numbers you just have something else.
A car= Race/Street car 4 wheels and a drivetrain.
"What makes a car a car"... Whatever floats your boat.
4 months ago on Poll: A Question Of Authenticity
Chassis it is, everything else is a modification but the chassis is the soul of the car. The ID number tells the world what make and model it is or was.
I have nothing against going crazy as these guys have done or Peter's wild Delta build but it is the chassis that gives the car its brand and model name. Once you remove the original chassis and ID number you are a specialty construction title... Just the facts.
Yeah I'm the old guy with an attitude but I've earned the right as an owner of both Lotus and Audi modified cars over the years to voice an opinion here in the comments section. If you don't like what I've said then voice an opinion or else just look at the pretty pictures.
I don't own a suit, hate champagne, can grow a fuckin stash and drive the shit out of my modified "LOTUS" and "AUDI".
PS: maybe Speedhunters will do a story on my new "Lotus" rebuild and you can see what can be done with the original "Lotus chassis", an open mind, good friends and some hard earned cash.
Now that's a car I may have to own one day soon. I remember passing on one back in the eighties because it was too rough to drive in the So Cal heat... It's just so rough it's cool.
4 months, 1 week ago on Fast Cat: The Bill Thomas Cheetah
@MortenRuud @roninlotus211 I ask only because I had a timing belt come apart on my 6R4 due to heat soak ... I found the trick was to crank the engine over a touch every few minutes until the engine cooed down so that the engine heat did not dry out the belt in one spot for too long..
4 months, 1 week ago on Greatest Velocity: A 617whp Alfa Romeo Gtv
I wonder how long the timing belt lasts being so close to the exhaust heat. Belts and heat don't get along for very long. A belt cover or heat shield from the exhaust would be a good idea to keep the radiant heat at check, wrapping only goes so far.
As I said dude you are a troll that runs around on car forums under different names talking about mysterious ambitious projects but never say what they are and about friends of friends that know someone that may have done something or not... Dude you are a joke..
As for free marketing you will always have to troll others that do something.. Much like a sucker fish.
4 months, 1 week ago on The Battle-hardened White Warrior
Dude that's all you do... You say you have this and that friend that has done this and that and yet no names or proof to back up anything you claim.. You are a freakin troll
Chris H or whoever you are on line this time, how many troll names do you go by ? You talk all this crap and yet you have no real name or back up anything you say with proof..
Dude you are a troll.
You build nothing, you own nothing, have done nothing...dude you are nothing but a troll.
Please stop trolling or prove me wrong with real proof .
@missile You sir are correct.
4 months, 1 week ago on Art Of Deception: The Hansen Motorsport Audi S4
@RodChong That would be a very good topic but I think the crowd here save a few just don't get the point.. Factory supported "race cars" will always hold a greater value than the home brew to a collector. I'm no collector but an enthusiast and have been all my 63 yrs. I'm just tryin to point out facts....
It's great that guys can take a pile of tubes and build a track burner and I'm all for modifying anything but call it what it is, that's all.
and for the hater trolls out there build something and then talk your shit.
@RodChong The point no one seems to get is that these cars are not a Lotus Esprit or Audi Sport Quattro. Why is that so hard to understand? They are poor replicas at best, they don't have the same windshield rake or bodywork, chassis, suspensions or drivetrain.... Or do they have a Lotus Esprit Chassis ID or Audi Sport Quattro ID...They are wannabes , fakes, replicas, something they are not. That's the point I'm making..
Sure they are fast race cars but they are not "Lotus" or "Audi" race cars...much the same as if I put a cheapo fiberglass F40 body on my car and called it a Ferrari...
@SuzyWallace Thanks for the information but the point I am trying to make is that this car and the other tube frame car are not Lotus or Audi. To say so is incorrect that's all.
Where does this crap come from ? You say I don't build my own car and yet there are detail photos on Lotussport.org to prove your statements are pure BS...
I don't race but what does that matter since I am talking about the car not the driver, writer or photographer.
There are no personal attacks coming from me but you fanboys feel the need to go there.
Acc, I'm not here to talk about my "RS211" Lotus but to correct you it is a "Lotus chassis" from the very beginning. It runs the same factory OEM supercharger [I added a turbo], it runs on 91 octane gasoline [alcohol kicks in over 20 psi], replaced the original Toyota gearbox with another Toyota gearbox strong enough to handle the power and the bodywork is in no way "rat" like in fit or finish.
My car is a modified "Lotus Elise"... Besides chassis these cars don't even have the same profile of the cars they claim to be...
Sorry to be the bubble popper but replicas are wannabes no matter how fast they are.
This replica car's specs:
Exterior Custom tube chassis, custom-made carbon-fibre exterior developed at KRB out of an S1 Pikes Peak replica body kit
I know I did say my car but you seem to have trouble reading eh ? These two cars are not Lotus or Audi but tubed framed racers with sloppy replica bodywork screwed on. Seriously ya gotta have the mental capacity to see that if you can read, ya can read right ?
I've owned Audi Sport Quattro and Lotus Esprit in the past and I own both Audi and Lotus now. I know the difference between a "real" Audi and a "real Lotus..You guys don't it seems.
We are talkin about cars here not drivers right ?
My car has the track record for a Lotus at Big Willow back in 2007 still to today with only 290 whp but who cares not me...
The point is these builds are not Lotus or Audi cars, they are purpose built wannabes.
Take a "real" Lotus or Audi and build it if you want to call it a Lotus or Audi..
Who needs the superficial class a cheap suit gives a pretender ? :-)
I guess if you wanna be the big fish in a little pond you win.. I don'r even own a suit :-)
Having owned a number of Lotus and Audi cars I have to say WTF is with these builds.... Rat track builds.. I'm so tired of this Gatebil junk in the trunk builds... If you want to call it a Lotus then build a Lotus same goes for the Audi...Records held only on one track in Norway.