Over 600Hp on this Honda K20 Turbo Powered Lotus Exige
Dawie Joubert races this spaceframed Lotus Exige, powered by a Turbocharged Honda K20 engine capable of over 700Hp, depending on boost. Featuring an elongated chassis for better aerodynamics and weight distribution and with a total weight of 800Kg, this is a seriously quick machine.
On Knysna Simola Hillclimb 2017, it posted the fastest chrono ever by a modified Saloon with a 39.055 seconds time, but it didn´t get a chance to fight for the title of King of the Hill because on the last runs that counted towards the final prize, engine problems caused Mr. Joubert to retire.
It should be noted the fact that boost being turned up to achieve power levels above 750Hp may have had something to do with it. Which as exactly the starting point for this Monster in the 208 edition of Simola Hillclimb and where it gought for overall victory right until the end where some minor engine problems ( cough cough... ) still prevent the ultimate success.
Will it be a case of "third time´s the charm" in the 2019 edition of the event??
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