1967 Lotus Super 7

The Lotus 7 is the purest form of Colin Chapman's philosophy: Lighter is better. The car was so successful and so popular, the rights were bought by Caterham and the car is still produced to this day. With the introduction of more powerful Ford engines in the mid-60s, Lotus released an even faster version of the car called the Super 7. This Super 7 uses the Ford Cortina "crossflow" engine and the almost 200 horsepower available allows the nimble Lotus to take down much larger and more powerful competition!

Engine


• 1,600cc Ford Kent Crossflow
• 195bhp, 8,000rpm redline
• Dual 45mm Weber DCOE carburetors
• Billet crankshaft, steel rods, forged pistons
• Roller rocker arms

Drivetrain


• 4-speed Ford close-ratio, straight-cut dogbox
• Aluminum bellhousing
• Aluminum transmission case
• Ford Anglia live rear axle
• 3.9:1 final drive

Body/Chassis


• All fiberglass body with removable nose and bonded center tub
• Square-tube spaceframe chassis design
• Unique chassis design based on period Ginetta works race cars
• Total weight: ~1,260lbs without driver

Brakes/Suspension


• Coilover suspension at all four corners
• Triumph Spitfire front control arms
• Triumph GT6 front brake calipers and rotors
• Lower A-arm on live rear axle • Ford Anglia 8" cast iron rear drums