Watch Jay Leno Drive the Best Lotus Ever

Hot rodding is something inherent to California car culture. It’s all around the state, and takes on many different forms depending on who you talk to or where you are. There are late ‘40’s belly tankers, slammed rat rods, and many modified E30 BMW’s. What you normally don’t see is a hot rod Lotus. RELATED: See Photos of the Lotus Exige LF1
Watch Jay Leno Drive the Best Lotus Ever
This is the Ronin RS 211, and it’s about as nutty as a schizophrenic squirrel on acid. The car started its life out as a Lotus Exige and was slowly modified into the insane machine before you. It’s still powered by the Toyota 2ZZ engine. However, now there’s a Precision 6262 turbo running at 36 psi making 680 horsepower. RELATED: See more Lotus Exige photos here
Watch Jay Leno Drive the Best Lotus Ever
The car was off the road for quite some time after it was involved in a crash, but during that time, builder Frank Profera turned it into something truly psychotic. Jay Leno finds out first hand in his latest episode of Jay Leno's Garage. This car looks like a hell of a good time.
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