2662RE: [Cadillac_Performance_Association] Lotus 7 Replicar
- Aug 7, 2008Posted by: "Jonathan Cook" jwjcook@...
I am in the process of building a Locost kitcar Lotus 7 replica. I
really want something that is hopelessly overpowered and scary as hell
"! That is why I am interested in a Caddy 472-500 engine swap. Now
obviously I would like to keep the weight to a minimum, so I am curious
to know what a 472-500 would weigh with aluminum goodies. Also what
manual transmission can handle the gobs of torque a caddy can put out? I
basically want to bring exotic high "$$" sportscar owners back to
reality!! A very very poor man's Bugatti Veyron!!
Jonathan, I can think of a number of better alternatives than anything
with a cast iron block, regardless of displacement. A pity it's not an
Allard kit - the Cadillac would seem symbolically appropriate there -
but a Lotus 7 clone? The kits I've seen had wimpy frames - real
flexi-flyers. I would go for whatever 'appropriate' engine is lightest.
I hope you'll post details and photos of the completed project.
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