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The evolution of the Lotus Evora GTE, most extreme Lotus vehicle ever, went by rather quickly. After debuting a concept version at the 2011 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in August, Lotus then went on to put out the production Evora GTE in September at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show. This quick turnover has now been followed up by a special edition GTE courtesy of Swizz Beatz.
Swizz Beatz is an American record producer, DJ, rapper, and painter, although some may only know him as the husband of R&B superstar, Alicia Keys. He, along with
Lotus Design, came together to create a special Evora GTE unveiled at Alvin Ailey’s Opening Night Gala in New York. This special edition is noted as such because it is finished in a chrome ruby red paint. Everything else is strictly standard GTE. It features the typical rear brake cooling ducts, modified rear wing, enlarged intake vents behind the B pillar, and intense use of carbon fiber for the roof, sill detailing, and other carbon accessories. These elements help reduce the Evora’s total weight by about 231 lbs.
Being since this was a creative collaboration, no changes were made to the power source of the Evora GTE. It is still working with a race-tuned 3.5-liter V6 engine that delivers a total of 444 HP, which still makes it the most powerful Lotus Evora road car ever built.
No details were given on the car’s prices just yet, but prospective buyers will surely have to dish out more than the $180,000 price tag of the standard Evora GTE.
UPDATE 12/06/2011: Brain Food Film has unveiled a video from the launch party for the new Evora GTE by Swizz Beatz. Special guests included Lotus CEO Dany Bahar, Alicia Keys, Russell Simmons, Stephen Baldwin, Carmelo Anthony, and a surprise performance from Swizz and TI. Video after the jump!
David Styles (born November 28, 1974) better known by his stage name, Styles P, is an American rapper, author, and entrepreneur. He is prominently known as a member of Hip Hop group The LOX and is also a part of the Ruff Ryders hip-hop group, and in addition has released multiple albums and mixtapes as a solo MC.
Styles P, a member of The LOX and the larger D-Block Hip-Hop collective, grew up in Yonkers, New York rapping alongside Jadakiss (Jason Phillips) and Sheek Louch (Shawn Jacobs). In their late teens the trio met Mary J. Blige who was so impressed with their tough street east coast lyrics, she gave them a big break by putting their demo in the hands of Sean “Diddy” Combs. Diddy immediately hired the trio to write for Bad Boy Records. With the label, The LOX quickly started collaborating on hits with Diddy, the Notorious B.I.G., Mary J. Blige, and Mariah Carey which gave them instant notoriety and status within the hip-hop and mainstream charts.
In 1996 and 1997, the group wrote and performed on a number of Diddy hits, including “It's All About the Benjamins” and “I Got the Power,” Mase’s “24 Hrs. to Live,” Mariah Carey’s “Honey,” the Notorious B.I.G.’s “Last Day,” and Mary J. Blige’s “Can’t Get You Off My Mind.” In 1997 The LOX received international acclaim when their tribute to the late Biggie Smalls, “We’ll Always Love Big Poppa,” was picked as the B side track off of Diddy’s No Way Out album (3x Platinum) with the number one hit, “I'll Be Missing You.” This single was the most played hit in 1997, which opened the door for The LOX first solo album debut in January 1998 entitled Money, Power & Respect (Certified Platinum). Though the album was a chart toping success, The LOX felt the glossy image of Bad Boy Records conflicted with their grimier rap aesthetic and therefore cut their ties and moved on to Ruff Ryder Records. After another LOX album, We Are the Streets (2000) and appearing on albums with Ruff Ryders, Styles released his firs solo album, A Gangster and a Gentleman, in 2002. Four years later he released his second album Time is Money on Ruff Ryders which was followed by Super Gangster (Extraordinary Gentleman) a year later. After recording many mixtapes Styles returned to the Hip-Hop scene by releasing two retail albums in 2010, The Green Ghost Project with DJ Green Lantern on Invasion Records and The Ghost Dub-Dime a retail mixtape on E1 Records (formally Koch Records). His fourth album Master of Ceremonies is a return to solo form after many years.
The LOX is a rap group from Yonkers New York consists of rappers Jadakiss Styles P and Sheek Louch Discovered by Mary J Blige as they have announced that Diddy record label Bad Boy Records and has released two albums on the label, 1998's Money Power & Respect and 2000 -- century, We Are The Streets In 2001 they changed their name to D-Block & Team Arliss T Waters and J-Hood joined the group but J has left, they have plans to release its third studio album by New Order LOX sometime in 2009 or 2010
ended up leaving the Bad Boy of financial disputes with record manager P Diddy and was snapped up by DMX led Ruff Ryders Then they released "We Are The Streets with stand-out singles" Wild Out "and" Ryde or Die Bitch "They extended their gruppmed introduction of new member Jae Hood and is now known sD-Block
A while Diddy is owned journal The reintroduction of the flesh with him even after appearing with Jay-Z's I Declare War concert, but lately Jadakiss and Styles P appeared on popular NY radio station Hot 971 insist that their publishing rights an application is granted
As individual artists, each member of D-block has at least released an album released Jadakiss Kiss The Game Goodbye and Kiss of Death Sheek Louch Walk Witt me and after taxes and Styles PA Gangster and a Gentleman, and Time Is Money Jadakiss a self-proclaimed "top five dead or alive" was the most commercially successful of the singles "Knock Yourself Out" "We Gonna Make It" ̶0; Put Ya Hands Up "and" Why? "Have Styles P released" Good Times (I GetHigh) "" Can You Believe It "featuring Akon and" My Life "and Sheek Louch" Mighty D-Block (2 Guns Up) "and" Kiss Your Ass Goodbye "
During 2002-2003, Jadakiss, and later the rest of the Lox were embroiled in a beef with Roc-A-Fella Records artist Beanie Sigel and label head Jay-Z today, all parties have made peace
Currently, they have increased their exposure and popularity and is often on mixtapes, they are now strengthening the G-Unit by 50 Cent dissed Jadakiss for appearing in the 50's nemesis Ja Rule single "New York" feud has grown into two groups, Jadakiss replied 50's "Piggy Bank" with "Checkmate" 50 came back with "I Run New York" and a video for "Piggy Bank" which dissed Jadakiss Nas Kelis Fat Joe * The Game (rapper) Styles and Jada released the "Problem Child" dIRECT addressed to 50 Cent "Kiss Your Ass Goodbye" was released by Sheek Louch and contained Fabolous Beanie Sigel The Game and Jadakiss Lloyd Banks has announced his upcoming album "Rotton Apple" there is a diss track aimed at Fat Joe and D-Block called "Death Wish" Recently, D Block went all out on G-Unit with the song "shooting", a song whose chorus recommends murder of 50 Cent and G Unit