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/drive's matt farah test drives venom gt spyder [video]

Watch this neat video of the Hennessey Venom GT Spyder being reviewed by Matt Farah – web series “/Drive” presenter who mainly focuses on the sub-category of highly modified vehicles (/Tuned). Simply being in a Venom GT (especially with the wind in your hair) is scary enough so kudos to him for actually letting u

steven tyler and the first 1244 hp hennessey venom gt spyder

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. Bac

lotus evora gtc - 456 hp and 460nm

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

lotus esprit by cam shaft

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

lotus evora gte china edition in beijing

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

2012 geneva motor show: lotus exige s roadster

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.

mov’it and lotus

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

lotus evora gte limited edition

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

2012 lotus exige s

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

venom gt price - $950 000

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

lotus exige matte black

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

top gear: the stig in the lotus t125

Lotus Exos Type 125 has a 3.5 litre Cosworth V8 with red line at 10 800RPM. The maximum power is 640BHP and 450Nm (332 lb-ft). The car weighs just 650kg thanks to a carbon-fibre monocoque, so the power-to-weight ratio is close to 1000bhp per ton. The T125 is 4910mm long, 1890mm wide and 1011mm high and features carbonfibre suspension and carbon ceramic brakes. Exos T125 is limited to just 25 units and the price is £600 000. Not much considering that you’ll gain entire crew for your tr