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Cars > Challenges > “Mean Green Machine” Vs “The Box”

 

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Louisville, Kentucky
United States

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Lincoln, Nebraska
United States

 

2005 Lotus Elise 111R

“Mean Green Machine”

2002 Porsche Boxster

“The Box”

 
Photo of: 2005 Lotus Elise

No longer owned

Photo of: 2002 Porsche Boxster
 

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About “Mean Green Machine”

UPDATE:
The Elise is no more. It was totalled in May of this year on some Indiana backroads. The short of it is that I came around an odd corner that goes hard left just as you crest over a hill. The car unweighted and went into a spin. No injuries but the car was considered a total loss. I now have an 01 BMW M3 but will probably pick up another Elise or Exige in the next few years.
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Bought this Elise in February of 2006 and have loved it ever since. In the past 10 months I've logged over 12,000 miles with the car and have had few problems with it.

You can see more photos (better quality) at my Lotus Elise Blog



I just updated the Gallery with some interior photos. The only difference in the interior now is the stereo is different. I replaced the stock Blaupunkt Acapulco with an Alpine CDA-9856. The exposed metal areas are (for the most part) the actual chassis/tub that the car is built around.

About “The Box”

When I first saw the Boxster concept car that was unveiled at the 1993 Detroit Auto Show, I fell in love. I vowed to own a Boxster some day, and now I do.

 

Specs for “Mean Green Machine”

Mostly stock 2005 Lotus Elise.
1.8L Toyota 4 Cylinder & 6 speed transmission
189 hp & 138 lb/ft
Mid Engined, RWD
~1980lbs
Unequal length wishbones
Bilstein dampers & Eibach springs
Lotus/AP-Racing twin-piston fixed aluminium alloy front brake calipers
Brembo single-piston sliding rear calipers
11.3" Cross drilled rotors



Stock Numbers:
0-60 --- 4.7 seconds
1/4 Mile --- 13.3 @ 102.9mph
70' Slalom --- 71.1mph
Skidpad --- 1.02g

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Specs for “The Box”

2.7L flat 6
217 hp
192 lb-ft torque
5-speed manual

 

Factory Options for “Mean Green Machine”

-Touring Pack (power windows, extra insulation, different stereo)
-Hardtop
-Lifestyle paint (Krypton Green)



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Factory Options for “The Box”

Speed Yellow Exterior
Black Interior
Black Top

P09 Sport Package (Wind Stop, Hi-Fi Sound System, Cruise Control, Alarm System, CD Radio)

P14 Heated Front Seats Package

391 17" Wheels - Boxster Design

446 Wheel caps with colored Porsche crest

476 Porsche Stability Management

XX1 Front floor mats embroidered "Porsche"

XMK Roll Bar Painted Exterior Color

XSY Seat Belts In Speed Yellow

As equipped, the MSRP for this specific car in 2002 was $49,515.

 

Mods for “Mean Green Machine”

-ForcedFed Carbon Fiber front Splitter
-Green Filter and modified airbox
-Sector111 Lidbone
-Alpine CDA-9856 with 3rd generation iPod attached
-Sector111 larger front tow hook
-Sector111 rear triangular tow hook
-Zoom Carbon Fiber wide angle rear view mirror



Upcoming modifications:
-Aftermarket header & exhaust
-Tri-Point Supercharger
-Aftermarket wheels
-HID's

If Elise/Exige parts weren't so damn expensive I'd have half the list installed already. Everything on the list will be on the car before too long though.

You can see photos and walkthroughs for the car's mods @ My Lotus Elise Blog

Mods for “The Box”

None

 

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