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    Lotus Z51

    Lotus uses a Vette Z06 motor and sticks on a modified Elise platform, gives it new sheetmetal and calls it Z51 (after the corvette suspension which it also takes parts). you may think that since this car weighs 2,100lbs that 500hp will make it uncontrolable but Lotus uses all of GMs top performance parts to keep this thing on the road.


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    Re: Lotus Z51

    interesting..... and boy those are big wheels!
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    Re: Lotus Z51

    The tires shouldn't be as big as the door. They are the focus of the entire car, I don't actually see to much work put into the design besides them. The headlights are too narrow for my liking.

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    Re: Lotus Z51

    tires are a bit much, and the front of the car seems to be missing.
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    alrighty i guess ill trim down the wheel size

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    Re: Lotus Z51

    I like it! It sort of reminds me of a little monster, one that you would be sorry to mess with!

    -Chase

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    Re: Lotus Z51

    Quote Originally Posted by chaseabryant
    I like it! It sort of reminds me of a little monster, one that you would be sorry to mess with!

    -Chase

    thanks! that was my idea originaly. i will work on it but keep the original design too and see what people like better.

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    Re: Lotus Z51

    Yours is just crazy looking... nice drawing.
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    Re: Lotus Z51

    . is that mid-engined? i like how you did the prowler-esque retro front end, it looks good as a lotus. are you gonna render this one?

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    Re: Lotus Z51

    Quote Originally Posted by camaroman22
    . is that mid-engined? i like how you did the prowler-esque retro front end, it looks good as a lotus. are you gonna render this one?

    i want to but i dont have photosho anymore

    oh well i had one of the original versions anyway. hopefully i can get maybe elements 4.0 for christmas and that should give me some time to get a render b4 the contest is over.

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    Re: Lotus Z51

    I always like the Lotus grill that kind of grins at you, sort of like this

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    why ami seeing SSR?
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    Re: Lotus Z51

    Quote Originally Posted by princecharmless
    why ami seeing SSR?
    you really shouldn't be...but it's probably because the rear end is a bit long.

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    Re: Lotus Z51

    OK, but my only question is why in the world would Lotus use Corvette suspension parts? The only reason I can think of would be to handle the weight of the LS6, but even then..... Interesting drawing though!

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    Re: Lotus Z51

    Quote Originally Posted by mygraphix
    OK, but my only question is why in the world would Lotus use Corvette suspension parts? The only reason I can think of would be to handle the weight of the LS6, but even then..... Interesting drawing though!

    thanks guys for the comments.

    and yes it uses the suspension from the vette to handle the new motor and i liked the name Z51.

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