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Cars > Challenges > “Mean Green Machine” Vs “Ruby”

 

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M–34
Louisville, Kentucky
United States

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2005 Lotus Elise 111R

“Mean Green Machine”

1935 MG P-Type Midget

“Ruby”

 
Photo of: 2005 Lotus Elise

No longer owned

Photo of: 1935 MG P-Type Midget
 

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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 “Ruby”

There were 1974 MG-PAs built from mid-1934 to mid-1935. We believe there are less than 150 left in the world.

Significant effort was made to restore this car to factory condition at date of sale, March 1935.

The restoration took 6 years.

 

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 “Ruby”

4 cyl OHC
847 cc - 36 bhp @5500rpm
4 speed non-synchromesh
4 wheel mechanical 12" brakes
top speed 72mph (so the book says)

 

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 “Ruby”

You're going to love this:

duo-tone (two tone) paint
water pump
8-day dash clock
oil temp guage
water temp guage

 

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 “Ruby”

electric diode added under dash to protect 70 year old wiring

 

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