This AMG-Powered Lotus Exige Is Pure Madness - gallery

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  • This AMG-Powered Lotus Exige Is Pure Madness - gallery
  • This AMG-Powered Lotus Exige Is Pure Madness - gallery
  • This AMG-Powered Lotus Exige Is Pure Madness - gallery
    In South Africa, they know speed. This V-8-powered Exige proves it
    From the guy who built an AMG-powered Toyota Hilux comes this AMG-powered Exige
  • This AMG-Powered Lotus Exige Is Pure Madness - gallery
    The M159 6.2-liter engine is usually working in the SLS AMG
    In here, it makes 650 hp and is mated to a sequential gearbox with paddle-shifters
  • This AMG-Powered Lotus Exige Is Pure Madness - gallery
    The M159 is a derivative of the M156, found in Quentin's Hilux
    However, the A159 has different cams, independent throttle bodies, dry sump, and, in the Lotus, ram air
  • This AMG-Powered Lotus Exige Is Pure Madness - gallery
    The car took 5 years to build. Everything is custom-made
    The chassis and body panels are bespoke. Lots of carbon fiber and kevlar was used
  • This AMG-Powered Lotus Exige Is Pure Madness - gallery
    It's street-legal, but it's meant for the racetrack
    Every body panel has been molded to channel air towards the big rear wing
  • This AMG-Powered Lotus Exige Is Pure Madness - gallery
    If features a full race interior
    Racing seats and harnesses, minimalistic dash, and lots of exposed carbon fiber
  • This AMG-Powered Lotus Exige Is Pure Madness - gallery
    Being a Lotus, it's also extremely lightweight
    With the owner inside, it weighs 2,535 lbs
  • This AMG-Powered Lotus Exige Is Pure Madness - gallery
    As with the AMG-powered Hilux, the German connection is hinted at
    The yellow beast has AMG logos on the wing and a Mercedes star integrated into the Lotus emblem
  • This AMG-Powered Lotus Exige Is Pure Madness - gallery
    Inspired by the Lotus GT1?
    In the 1990s, Lotus also made a V-8 powered GT1 race car and a road-going version. Quentin's creation looks very similar to that one
  • This AMG-Powered Lotus Exige Is Pure Madness - gallery
    Swipe up for the full story on the Lotus Exige AMG V-8
    Would you have used an LS engine instead?
  • This AMG-Powered Lotus Exige Is Pure Madness - gallery
  • This AMG-Powered Lotus Exige Is Pure Madness - gallery
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