Lotus on acid – ‘Extrema’

28 01 2009

Ebay may be home to some of the worst badly-modded motors but it also holds the occasional gem, including the monster Lotus ‘Extrema’.

Based on the Exige, the Extrema features a 649bhp LS9 V8 lump from the ChevyCorvette and weighs in at just 970kg thanks to its carbon body. It’ll hit 60mph in 2.9 seconds, 100mph in 7 seconds and carry on to 200mph. Not bad for £60,000.

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Mr. Insane’s Corvette

22 01 2009

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Scandinavian folk are nuts. Granted they may be a generalisation, but Swedish drifter ‘Mr. Insane’ is happy to prove this with his 1000bhp supercharged Corvette. Ready to hit Gatebil in 2009, Mr. Insane has been busy rebuilding the ‘Vette with custom front and rear subframes, uprated driveshafts and usual weight reductions to make it 1400kg. Styling may not be to everyone’s taste, but if it sounds anywhere near as savage as it looks we’ll be happy.