The Japanese Lotus

bsk-elise-k20-08-1200x800Re-shared from Speedhunters,
Text and photography by Dino Dalle Carbonare

Before I started taking a real interest in the Lotus scene here in Japan, I assumed that owners didn’t really do much with the popular Elise and more extreme Exige models. They both are, of course, rather well-sorted and involving packages from the factory, so aside from a wheel change and a few little carbon additions, what else would you want to do? Oh, how wrong I was (more…)


Rare Hand-Made Porsche-Built Mercedes-Benz E500 Spotted on the Way To Work

Mercedes -Benz E500
Text and photography by Bryce Womeldurf

Normally, I’m not much of a follower of German sedans, but I know well enough to think that flared fenders on a factory body might mean something special. Exactly what, I wasn’t sure, but the flares and “E500” badge, which sounded familiar from what some friends may have mentioned before, caught my interest enough to grab a quick photo of it before the light turned green and the Smoke Silver sedan disappeared into the city.  (more…)