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@InnerToxicity 350 bhp I made 415 bhp with the original displacement.
5 months, 1 week ago on Five Alive: The Volcanic Hot Hatch
Nice but should be tuned to Maxi spec. Just sayin
Nice stock car but a Maxi engine is needed..
Looks as if it has an elephant seal snout in the profile shot and it's just a generic design at best..meh
9 months, 1 week ago on No Turbos Here: The V8 Lexus RC F
Where the hell is Peter's Lancia ? Honestly Speedhunters you lost it.
9 months, 3 weeks ago on The Speedhunters Cars of the Year 2013: 20-11
If it comes to the states I'll be trading in my R8V10 for 590 ft tq.
1 year, 1 month ago on The Sport Quattro Makes A Return
@Bradders Ford owned the AC Cobra... History lessons are not free.
1 year, 2 months 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.
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.
1 year, 2 months 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..
1 year, 2 months 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.
1 year, 2 months 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.
1 year, 2 months 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.
@RodChong @rga Seriously the fact that in my opinion the car looks like crap is rude ?
I thought this was a comments section..ya know opinions expressed freely not edited because the facts remains ..it looks like crap.
This is the real world so I thought. Sorry for expressing an opinion in the comments section.
1 year, 3 months ago on Reinventing An Icon: Krb’s 829whp Lotus Lives
The Lancia hands down, everything else is just the same old stuff.
1 year, 3 months ago on Poll: The Cars Of June
This brought me back to my old 1983 Quattro.. Well done.
1 year, 3 months ago on The Quattro Warrior: An Audi 80 Like No Other
Kondemenert Hey kid try to understand what I've posted if you can and then go fuck yourself troll.
1 year, 3 months ago on Introducing “lasupra” Evo, Aka Epic Lancia
@Mike Garrett As soon as I'm done it's up for grabs... I wish I knew what I know now back then. :-)
Hell I wish I had the funds to have kept half the cars I've owned.
To think I owned a Miura SV and an 900hp RS200E at the same time makes me smile. . But the truth is between the R8 and my RS211 there is nothing on the planet I would rather have at any price then or now.
I'm a happy camper at 63.
1 year, 3 months ago on 1970: THE GREATEST YEAR EVER?
2012 R8 V10 and an RS211
I'm old .
Flashback time... I've owned a few of those car.. Dino, 61 E type, Miura SV and Pantera..
It was nice to have owned them but they are all antiques to todays cars.
@TougeSpirit No dude you really need to finish school to call yourself an engineer and then build something automotive related. The real world does not have a replay button ...
As I said to Perter before his car is just too fuckin cool and I would hate to see anything happen to all the hard work. I know first hand what it feels like when shit happens.
@TougeSpirit @PeterPentell Hey kid let me quote the builder of this cool car :
" The car ride height on the pictures are a bit low I agree, and are today 2 inches in the front and 2.5 in the rear."
To show how much you know about nothing, if Lobe goes off at Pike's Peak he will most likely die at the speeds he travels.
Not all run offs are hard and smooth, they are designed to offer a safety barrier of space and the gravel is designed to slow the car down. It is soft and creates drag and the splitter can act as a plow. And most cars do not get back on track without significant damage.
Read this little girl:
F1 cars have a static front wing height of 75mm [2.9"]
The importance of ride height clearance can be seen here. http://www.f1fanatic.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/merc_schu_suzu_2011-6.jpg
Real runoff http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y79uGknAbFY
If in fact you are an engineer the world needs better cup holders so please stay in school and learn about polar movement of inertia and the effects of inertia will have on your Dew when a splitter hits gravel or a corner bump strip...
@TougeSpirit @PeterPentell Thanks kid I'm glad you could enlighten me and share your wisdom.
Tell me how well your car with a one inch ground clearance will do when you have an off onto wet grass or gravel, I'm sure an expert like yourself will just drive back on to the track after hitting "replay".
"Low polar moment of inertia. " Wow !!!!! Do you even know what that means in car design .?
@cornerbalance In that photo it was at a 3.5" clearance at the splitter on 550/800 lb springs. Track springs are now 600/1000 on the new 1,650 lb setup.
I'd like to see this car in person, the build is fuckin cool.
@PeterPentell @roninlotus211 @D1RGE Thanks for the reply and I wish I had your disposable income to just trash so much great workmanship on a track only project.
Be safe and try and not to wear out more than a splitter.
@D1RGE EXE Yeah you are right, why didn't I ask you first to tell me all about car setup, how could I have been so wrong ?
@sean klingelhoefer Well I wish him the best of luck with it then... It does "look cool".
@Golightly @RodChong Have a closer look at the on track photos.. Height is not adjustable on the fly. And why 5way adjustable shocks for 1" wheel travel ? Come on, how can you even tell what is happening with the suspension to make the proper corrections..
As I said nice build if building a car for show is what you want but it's not a Lancia Delta anymore or is it a well thought race car unless the track is smooth as glass.
This is a Lancia Delta Race car.. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BTmJ_y5vHZQ
@RodChong @roninlotus211 Sorry dude , because dumb design.
Clip one apex bump strip, wreck bodywork. No wheel travel + no clearance = no good
Nice workmanship but fail as Lancia Delta or race car in my opinion.
The car is cool but it should have stayed Lancia powered and what's up with the 1" of wheel travel before the body makes ground contact.?
@roeby That's about as brain dead as sayin the NSX looks like crap.... The R8 is the modern version of the NSX. Just better.
1 year, 4 months ago on AUDI MUSEUM - THE QUATTROS
I've always loved Quattros since my first back in 1983 and my Sport in 1989 to my current R8v10. Audi is the right stuff.
@japanophile25 @roninlotus211 @RodChong You are right about street spec hp but I didn't own a street spec car. The Stratos pictured here is not a street spec car.
Really dude who cares ?
1 year, 5 months ago on Poll: The Greatest Seventies Supercar
@RodChong @roninlotus211 It was cool but the Alitalia paint job caught the eye of every dam cop on the road..... Still too cool
@japanophile25 @RodChong Wrong the big valve made 285 hp
@ToyotaSupraMan It was a weekend toy, the interior was about the same as my Lotus and was the inspiration leading up to my Lotus project..
It was perfect in the thight twisties but twitchie at high speed and deserved respect. 99% of the people that saw the car had no idea what the hell it was. Too dumb to even ask... Americans had no idea what rally racing was all about...
The Stratos is by far the best thing to come out of the 70"s, I know because I was there and owned one...... Fuck I'm old.
The new ronin 211 is about to hit the canyons... http://www.lotussport.org/download/file.php?id=2004
1 year, 6 months ago on Desktops>> Ronin Lotus