Andrew Van Ballegooyen

Competitor # 917

2005 Lotus Exige

4 cylinder


Rear-wheel drive

Nicknamed by some at the inaugural RW as 'minibumblebee' what it lacks in overall horsepower it makes up for with Lotus' mantra of 'adding lightness'...... although with RW evolving it has also evolved, exhaust is so light you will wish your exhaust was unobtainium (check out the size of it....efficiency101, earplugs optional) as it is well known that forged internals are 'lighter' than standard IN; ported/polished lighter IN; lower compression is less and lighter too IN; petrol is lighter, however corn is purer so IN it goes; smallest pulley you can get sir IN (wink, wink) that should save a couple of grams......... ...... so considering the last engine didn't like some of the attempts at lightness it had to go.... new one should be lighter all-round..wallet is now lighter as welll.. Lotus perfection is almost over..NOW over to 200MPH to set his game up ..(since he has also joined the powers of lightness)....... given the propensity for vehicles as light as this to float off dyno's! Tokyo Motorsport and their hub setup is the workshop of choice.......ready to test its mettle around Albany's mini mountain for some MondayMadness .....