1957 – Lotus Seven

July, 2010 § Leave a comment

A good friend of mine send me an email this week, he talks about Lotus Seven. And he is right, i can’t speak of Lotus without post some pics of Lotus Seven. This car was designed by Colin Chapman and probable was the highest-point of the Lotus philosophy “low weight and simplicity”.

U still can buy one because after Lotus ended production of the Seven (1972), Caterham bought the rights to it, and today make both kits and fully assembled cars based on the original design.

1996 Lotus Elise

July, 2010 § 1 Comment

Founded by Colin Chapman, Lotus has been very important in car history: seven Formula One Constructors’ titles, six Drivers’ Championships and  Indianapolis 500.

I love the concept from Colin: “Simplify, then add lightness,”. So u can get incredible sports cars relatively affordabl. Elise is built to achieve great performance through lightweight (725 kg!). 5.8 seconds with only 118 bhp.

It was designed by Julian Thomson.

Enjoy the pics (the blue one is from Project Kahn):


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