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Cars > Shaggy’s Garage > “Mean Green Machine”


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M –35
Louisville, Kentucky
United States


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BifferSoul’s Profile Photo
Jul 6, 2008 at 4:04 pm
AWESOME CAR! I'm glad you are OK.
CorvairJim’s Profile Photo
Jul 6, 2008 at 1:35 pm
I'm sorry to hear about your Lotus, and I'm glad you're OK! Things happen, and cars are replacable, while human life isn't.
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Jul 6, 2008 at 1:28 pm
Thanks! I miss it but at the same time it's kinda fun to be in a different car. I can already tell that another Elise/Exige is in my somewhat near future!

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Challenges W: 69 L: 51


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Photo of a 2007 Porsche Carrera

2007 Porsche Carrera

Owner: nrichards

  • GT3Some: 60 pts (win)
  • Mean Green Machine: 30 pts (loss)
  • Total votes: 18
  • Ended: Apr 23, 2009
Photo of a 1935 MG P-Type Midget

1935 MG P-Type Midget

Owner: 1935mg

  • Ruby: 37 pts (win)
  • Mean Green Machine: 33 pts (loss)
  • Total votes: 14
  • Ended: Jul 22, 2008
Photo of a 1989 Chevrolet Corvette

1989 Chevrolet Corvette

Owner: SmokeGray89

  • SmokeGray: 59 pts (win)
  • Mean Green Machine: 36 pts (loss)
  • Total votes: 19
  • Ended: Jul 11, 2008

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2005 Lotus Elise 111R (Mean Green Machine)

Last updated Jul 6, 2008  

Photo of a 2005 Lotus Elise 111R (Mean Green Machine)

No longer owned


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.


Mostly stock 2005 Lotus Elise.
1.8L Toyota 4 Cylinder & 6 speed transmission
189 hp & 138 lb/ft
Mid Engined, RWD
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

Lotus Elise Blog

Factory Options

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

Lotus Elise Blog


-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

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

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