Hennessey's Salvaged Lotus On Tuned

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Hennessey's Salvaged Lotus On Tuned

Post by frank » Wed Jul 11, 2012 3:07 pm

[video:youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8hDDBN_p ... ature=plcp[/video]

Hennessey called my car a POS and me a pussy when I asked him to meet up for a canyon run or a little track time.... :D

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Re: Hennessey's Salvaged Lotus On Tuned

Post by Boothy » Thu Jul 12, 2012 7:39 am

Seemed like a pretty glowing review, he said it was the fastest thing he had ever driven.

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Re: Hennessey's Salvaged Lotus On Tuned

Post by DSE » Thu Jul 12, 2012 11:43 am

now that is awesome. love it.

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Re: Hennessey's Salvaged Lotus On Tuned

Post by SeanB » Thu Jul 12, 2012 12:49 pm

Been thinking about doing an S1 Hennessey style thing in my garage. Would love to keep the standard wheelbase as well

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The engine in the background is an LS V8 from a Corvette (similar to what is in the Hennessey), the chassis in the foreground is my S1

A lot of the transaxle gearboxes put the drive shafts out at the very front. But by the time you have the bell housing inbetween, its moved the axles back too far. The bulkhead does come totally out on mine, so with that out and the fuel tank removed (would have to be replaced with saddle tanks each side of the engine, it could go forward quite a bit, but I dont know if it would be enough.

Hey ho, something for me to mull over for a bit.

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Re: Hennessey's Salvaged Lotus On Tuned

Post by SeanB » Thu Jul 12, 2012 12:51 pm

Obviously the rear subframe would have to go, and be replaced with a tubular jobby that was more suitable.

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Re: Hennessey's Salvaged Lotus On Tuned

Post by frank » Thu Jul 12, 2012 1:06 pm

It's funny how it is never tested on a track unless you want to call an air strip a track.... He won't meet me for a canyon drive or will he do a little track time with me.... i wonder why ?

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Re: Hennessey's Salvaged Lotus On Tuned

Post by frank » Thu Jul 12, 2012 1:08 pm

[quote=SeanB]Obviously the rear subframe would have to go, and be replaced with a tubular jobby that was more suitable. [/quote]
Just buy an Ultima :whistle:

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Re: Hennessey's Salvaged Lotus On Tuned

Post by jonnyfox » Thu Jul 12, 2012 10:06 pm

Hey Frank did you get a hug ;)
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Re: Hennessey's Salvaged Lotus On Tuned

Post by frank » Thu Jul 12, 2012 11:51 pm

I don't know if you would call it a hug but he did blow in my ear... :)

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Re: Hennessey's Salvaged Lotus On Tuned

Post by rez » Fri Jul 13, 2012 2:47 pm

They should paint it a sort of grey/green colour ;)

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