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Clint Yesui: 2005 Lotus Elise

Clint Yesui loves the Lotus philosophy of performance through lightness. "The engineering behind every Lotus is astonishing and it just made perfect sense to me," he says. "It's efficient, agile and accurate. I feel as if it's an extension of myself. Moreover, a Lotus is the best-bang-for-your-buck kind of car." Now having owned the car for 7 years, the already potent Lotus Elise has been transformed inside and out, becoming a true European sports dream.

Owner: Clint Yesui
Location: Ceres, CA
Vehicle: 2005 Lotus Elise
Horsepower: 235 whp
Club: N/A

SOCIAL:
Facebook: Clint Yesui
Instagram: @keleent

Written by Adam Gordon.
Photography by Joemama Rules Photography, Emily Ireland, Keleent Productions.

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ENGINE & PERFORMANCE:
Katana 2 supercharger
RC 550cc injectors
TRD 170 thermostat
Custom polished Moroso coolant reservoir
Fujita intake system
Custom 1 of 1 polished Saikou Michi dual oil catch cans

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EXHAUST:
Larini Sports exhaust
DD Performance ported headers
Custom de-cat pipe

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PERFORMANCE ELECTRONICS:
Custom BOE engine management
AEM air-fuel ratio gauge

DRIVELINE:
ACT clutch
Fidanza lightweight flywheels

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WHEELS & TIRES:
SSR Competition Type-C wheels
Toyo Proxes R888 tires
Custom hubcentric rings
Custom Lotus center caps
Custom Lotus tire schradar valve caps

CHASSIS & SUSPENSION:
BC Racing 30-way adjustable coilovers

BRAKES:
Custom painted AP Racing factory brake calipers
EBC racing slotted and dimpled gold brake rotors front and rear
Hawk HPS front pads
EBC Red Stuff rear pads

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EXTERIOR:
Stuttgart twin stripes
"Elise Supercharged" decal
Difflow 5 Element rear diffuser
GRP license plate mount
GRP custom front splitter
GRP carbon fiber headlights with GRP dual halo rings
GRP LED halo tail lights
GRP carbon fiber side scoops
Trueleo custom discontinued side skirts
Thundercloud grey "L o t u s" rear lettering
Custom 1 of 1 carbon fiber Carbign Craft license plate backing
Infrared LED full time backup camera (in-dash display)
Custom hand polished valve cover and accessories
Custom painted spark plug cover set
Custom engine lid mesh screen
Custom polished GRP engine deck lid support
Custom painted fuel lid
Lotus engine oil cap
Legacy California vanity plates
Tinted front windows and rear glass.

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LIGHTING:
GRP carbon fiber headlights
GRP dual halo rings
GRP LED halo tail lights
DDM Tuning HID kit
Alla Lighting LED lights
Red factory "engine start" LED swap

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INTERIOR:
1 of 1 Full Carbon fiber seats and seat upholstery that I custom designed and had manufactured for me through GRP by Eltech Italia in Italy.
Schroth Racing Seat 4\5 point seat belt harnesses (passenger and driver)
Elise Parts roll bar mounted racing harness bar
Fire extinguisher
Suede wrapped center console
Suede wrapped rear center console
GRP full carbon fiber interior which includes the following:
Carbon fiber dashboard
Carbon fiber binnacle
Carbon fiber instrument cluster
Carbon fiber steering column surround
Carbon fiber climate control surround
Carbon fiber interior switch panel
Carbon fiber center radio trim surround
Carbon fiber dashboard endcaps\air vents
Carbon fiber airbag cover panel
Carbon fiber door sills
Carbon fiber door panels
Carbon fiber door pulls

AUDIO & MULTIMEDIA:
Pioneer AVH P5200DVD flip screen in-dash DVD player with full time rear view camera
Rockford Fosgate R2 Ultra shallow 10" subwoofer
Rockford Fosgate Punch speakers
Rockford Fosgate R500X1D Amplifier
Xpress digital 2.0 Farad capacitor
Punch level controller

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COMPETITION EVENTS, CLASSES & AWARDS:
Filipino Fiesta 2017 - Best Euro, 2nd Best of Show
Hot Import Nights San Jose 2016 - Hottest European Car
Redstar Auto Annual Car Show - Best Euro, Limbo champion
Newark Oktoberfest - Best of Show
Powertrip & Coatings Annual Car Show - People's Choice award
Cars4hearts Charity Car Show - Limbo champion
Buztd Knucklz Car Show - W.A.L. Choice Award
Cars Under The Stars Charity Car Show - Best Exotic Car
Ride to Walk Charity Car Show - Best of Show
Norcal Celica Group Car Show - Best of Show
Crimson Needles Halloween Car Show - Best Racecar
Toys for the Troops' Kids Toy Drive and Car Show - 1st Place Top Kids Choice Award

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FAVORITE MODIFICATION:
"My favorite modification aside from my full carbon fiber interior and custom carbon fiber seats which I designed and had made for me in Italy by Eltech Italia is actually not a modification... but rather a signature on the interior frame, engine cover, engine lid and on my custom key by the one and only Elisa Artioli. Elisa Artioli is the granddaughter of then, Lotus chairman (Romano Artioli) and she is who the entire Lotus Elise brand was named after. This is my favorite "modification" because I feel it truly sets my car apart from any other Lotus because my Lotus is the only Lotus in the world to have Elisa Artioli's signature validated and certified on my certificate of provenance by Andy Graham, the Lotus Cars company archivist."

FUTURE MODIFICATIONS:
Big brake kit
Possible Lotus Cup 250 wing
Electronic digital gauge cluster

SPONSORS:
Greg's Race Parts
Difflow Diffusers
Transforged Racing

SHOPS/MECHANICS:
"I take pride in doing all the work on my Lotus by myself from precision trimming my carbon fiber interior, custom fitting fiberglass panels, custom designing my seats, to installing all of my parts even mounting and balancing my own tires. Not only do I do all my own work, I even create instructional videos on how to install my car parts and maintenance for other Lotus owners on youtube. The only reason I have had a shop work on my car was for warranty requirements on my Katana 2 supercharger kit and the custom BOE tune. I do all my own work because I feel when you build your own car from the ground up, you respect and cherish it more as it is no longer just a car but rather a manifestation of your soul."

Dietsch Motorsports
Trackspec
BOE Fabrications

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