Not much time after my Saab 99 left its spot in my garage, another car has taken its place. This new occupant is essentially a replica of a Lotus Super Seven, except that this car is much faster than any Lotus Super Seven was.
New Car In My Garage
Those four exhaust pipes visible in the photo above come from only half of the engine. This car is powered by a 5.7 litre Chevrolet LS1 V8 engine that delivers a dynoed 380 horsepower to the rear wheels. The car weighs less than 1,600 pounds, so let’s just say the car is fast. Very fast.
A LS1 V8 Engine Powers This Rocket Ship
The car sits very low to the ground and the car has reportedly been dialed at autocross events. The 5.7 LS1 V8 is paired with a T56 6-speed manual gearbox. The rear end is a limited slip axle from an S10 with a 3.26 final drive ratio.
The Styling Is Very Much Like A Lotus Super Seven
The cockpit has a pair of Kirkey racing seats and a T-bar roll cage to keep the passengers safe in the cockpit. The car is not easy to get in and out of. Being able to remove the steering wheel is a necessary requirement to get in and out of the car. The racing seats and five-point seat belts keep everyone in their place without having to hang on to anything.
The Interior Is Spartan
While this car is in my garage, I am only the temporary owner of this car on paper. The car will end up in my friend Harald von Langsdorff’s garage in Caledon, Ontario, Canada. The time frame is yet to be finalized. But this is sure a very interesting car.
If you have any comments or questions about this car or this post, then leave a comment below or you can send me a private email message at the following address: shanna12 at comcast dot net