When we drooled over Frank Profera’s Lotus Elise purchase in 2005, who knew this car would become California’s most envy-inducing hot rod! What began as a lotus is now the Ronin RS 211, a supercar modification that includes the Ferrari 612 Seaglietti’s Grigio Medio paint job, an MR2 five-speed transmission, and an on-demand E85 system that kicks into gear above 20psi. In fact, between 20psi and 36psi, the engine releases a mixture of gasoline and alcohol to boost the octane rating and hit over 680 horsepower.
That’s right, we said 680 horsepower.
Don’t believe us? Check out this video on what may very well be the fastest hot rod in the world. Jay Leno interviewed Frank Profera to get a closer look at this exotic mod-car, and find out more about what’s under the hood:
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