The Lotus Elise has given birth to some seriously fast and varied machinery. Aside from Lotus' own models like the Exige, 2-Eleven, 340R and Europa, electric vehicles like the Tesla Roadster, not to mention the never-released Dodge Circuit and Detroit Electric SP:01, are all based on the Elise's platform. As were/are the Melkus RS 2000, the Opel Speedster/Vauxhall VX220 and the Hennessey Venom GT. But this could be the most extreme use of the lightweight chassis yet.

This Series 1 Elise has been built by one performance-obsessed Brit with a single purpose: to compete in the UK's Time Attack championship. For those unfamiliar, Time Attack is something like a rally or a hillclimb event, only it takes place on a racing circuit. Each vehicle goes out on the track by itself and sets the best time it can, without needing to worry about other competitors until the finish line is crossed and it's the next racer's turn. That's what drove Lee to modify his Lotus so thoroughly, with more wings, diffusers, flaps and carbon fiber than a Boeing factory. Check it out in the video below.


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      11fiveoh
      • 5 Months Ago
      Still better than the venom gt.
      ScottT
      • 5 Months Ago
      I realize that he didn't care what his modifications looked like; but it's pretty sad to see such a great looking car transformed into this.
      MJ
      • 5 Months Ago
      So he spent all of his money on wings and a turbo, and couldn't afford anything better than a set of Rota wheels?
      AcidTonic
      • 5 Months Ago
      All that aero and weight reduction...... then some 3800lb AWD GT-R will beat it by 10 seconds. I was quite surprised to see a GT-R just own the unlimited class of Pikes Peak. Kinda lost faith in lightweight go-karts after seeing a heavy car with more traction mop the floor. Hope he does well though.
      Ross
      • 5 Months Ago
      Unfortunately, the square footage of the tacked on parts exceeds the square footage of the existing body panels.
      Rochester
      • 5 Months Ago
      His car to do with as he pleases, but... IMO, some things just shouldn't be done because of the absurdity of bad taste, regardless of the intent. This is one of them.
      Wetstuff
      • 5 Months Ago
      You could sell that Catfish look pretty well in Arkansas ..to meth chefs. .
      r_dezi
      • 5 Months Ago
      If this guy was living here and he had this car it would shock fellow motorist that the police would be all over him as soon as he pulled out of his driveway.
      Shahul X
      • 5 Months Ago
      totally doing this to my exige
      Arturo Rios Jr.
      • 5 Months Ago
      Looks a bit what's the word, home made. Yet who cares when the result is a track beast. I am sure he can do a much better job if he does it again.