Lotus Seven replica

Started on May 15 by Keith Tanner

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It's not a real Lotus, but it runs like one. It takes all the good bits from the Miata and weighs right around 1300 lbs. The engine has been worked over and makes about 175 hp out of 1600 cc. It currently holds the overall lap record at our local track.

You might have seen it in Grassroots playing with an Atom. It's also the subject of a book. Warning, the website might suck you in.

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Jun 14, 2008 11:33 p.m.
Teh E36 M3:
The Standard By Which All Others Are Measured. Coined: SBWAOAM
Jun 24, 2008 3:23 p.m.
Tim Baxter:
Keith's Locost is one of the cars I wish I could vote for twice. Actually, almost all of Keith's cars make me wish I could vote for 'em twice.
Jun 26, 2008 8:35 a.m.
Keith Tanner:
Dude, you wrote the web software. I'm sure you could vote as many times as you want!
Jun 26, 2008 2:04 p.m.
Tim Baxter:
Wouldn't be fair... and it would actually be more work to make an exception just for me.
Jun 23, 2009 12:10 p.m.
Great car and Great Book.
Sep 23, 2009 11:27 p.m.
What are the bad bits of a miata? Nice car, and thanks for the the advice on my miata.
Mar 8, 2019 12:03 p.m.
Enjoyed the book, but wanted more power. Built mine with a Rover V8 (1465 lbs.). Now it needs more tire.

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