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Made To Drive | S07 E10

This Lotus Super Seven Adds Lightness

The driving experience is what’s so special about this minimalist sports car
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AlastairC
AlastairC

To be a bit pedantic CKDs were different from kit cars. for example numerous rootes group cars such as imps were exported to numerous countries such as here in New Zealand where they were assembled = Complete Knock Down. I think the kit car term is a slightly different concept. Great car though, got to be the ultimate driving experience or close to.

DJDC
DJDC

ne pas-pass

geelongvic
geelongvic

The essence of our sport and passion. Bravo.

westxi
westxi

Just for the record, the Seven never was intended as a racer, just a cheap sport road car inspired by the previous generation of Lotus racers (mk VI).
At the time the Seven was realeased and marketed the Nine, then the Eleven and the Fifteen, were the racers.

Gary Drew
Gary Drew

it’s certainly not “.. just a cheap sports car ..” its a cheap effective sports car that many, many owners use as an entry to club motorsports. In each era it continues to be VERY effective on track – as well as riotous fun on-road. Thats the genius!

anyhow – this guy needs to keep more revs on the tach. and enjoy the DDC lighting down-shifts so the we can enjoy more aural thrills from the barking Webers 🙂

zoomhome
zoomhome

Looks familiar as I have a 1962 Super 7, ex-SCCA national car with a 1500 punched out and converted for the road so I can vouch for the smiles per mile. Once in the car, it’s only a few feet of driving that brings on the smiles and whether city or country driving everyone always loves the car plus the fun factor of being right hand drive. Great video and awesome car, I’ll never get rid of mine.

Patrick Peters
Patrick Peters

@ GS, that is true! But it is called a “Donkervoort”. An impressive little car http://www.donkervoort.com/nl/

Guitar Slinger
Guitar Slinger

My mistake for not checking the spelling before posting .. of course its Donkervoort … mea culpa

Guitar Slinger
Guitar Slinger

Lotus 7’s were also originally sold primarily in the UK as ‘ kit cars ‘ [ if you can call them that ] for the same reasons . Avoiding gobs of taxes VAT licensing fees etc along with saving Lotus a bundle in the process . To this day Catermam 7’s are still available worldwide but especially in the US in ‘ kit ‘ form as well [ Caterham purchased the rights to manufacture the 7 when Chapman misguidedly decided the car had reached the end of its sales ] As for the Lotus 7 ? My initial introduction came… Read more »

Guitar Slinger
Guitar Slinger

PS; And to end on a fun note . LEGO has just announced a Lotus 7 kit for later this year ! From seeing the prototype it looks like a real winner .. not to mention a soon to be addition to my bookshelves .. LEGO and 7’s .. doesn’t get much better than that in my never ever so humble opinion

Matthew Lange
Matthew Lange

I am aware of the Prisoner as a show but I’m far to young to have ever watched it on it’s various runs and reruns on the TV

Guitar Slinger
Guitar Slinger

Mr Lange ; DVD’s , Netflix . Hulu etc .. give it a watch .. its some of the best TV your country has ever offered . No … I’ll take that back … its some of the best and most meaningful TV ever … regardless FYI ; I am for better or worse old enough to of watched the series when it finally made it here in the US in the 60’s * … bought the full DVD set once it was available … and its on biannual rotation at my household lest either of us ever forget the… Read more »