The American single-handedly remade Lotus in a supercar with a V10 engineMay 30, 2018
The owner of the firm Monivetti Automotive, Dustin Anthony, completed the construction of a custom modification of the Lotus Elise coupe. On the creation of a supercar with a V10 engine, it took him three years and 72 thousand dollars
At the heart of the car, which is called Monivetti Era, lies the Elise of the 2006 model year. Tubular space frame in the rear of the supercar is made from the ground up to accommodate the new engine. In addition, Anthony independently made a new body, fully tuned electronics, manufactured lights and recalculated the geometric parameters of the suspension for a new chassis and increased mass.
As the power plant was selected five-liter engine V10 from BMW M5 (E60). Through a special adapter and clutch it was connected to a six-speed transmission from the Porsche 911 GT2.
While the machine is in the status of a test prototype. Completely complete work Anthony plans in a couple of months, after testing in the wind tunnel and on the track.
The Anthony machine will reinvent the Hennessey Venom GT coupe, also built on the modified platform of Lotus Elise. The American supercar was equipped with a 7.0-liter twin-turbo eight, the output of which was 1451 horsepower and 1745 Nm of torque.