I have a pair of w17 drivers for sale in used condition. The cones have some of the famouse corrosion on the back from car installation. They still sound wonderful, and look good on the front. Price dropped to $215 for the pair.
They are 7" They are the modles the lotus were designed from. Think of them as an 8ohm lotus with the excel color scheme. I have actually heard that the w17 had better bass extension than the lotus. I just wanted the lotus to match the interior of my car, and the lcy drivers better. It was purely a cosmetic decision.
I just looked at the spec sheet again. The original lotus has a useably range of 54-3500 that w17 has a range of 40-2500. I have a spec sheet on the driver if you want me to email it.