Lotus Elan

What car (hmmm, wel - almost...) is the most beautiful?

PostPost by: Jens » Tue Mar 27, 2007 1:47 pm

What do you guys think...

Is the Lotus 119 a, the 119 b or the 119 c the best looking?

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PostPost by: types26/36 » Fri May 11, 2007 6:22 pm

and the choice are.....
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PostPost by: types26/36 » Fri May 11, 2007 6:24 pm

...and a late contender....
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PostPost by: mopho » Fri May 11, 2007 6:52 pm

Couldn't pick a winner, all of them have their merits


There is a gravity race here in SoCal that takes place on one of the most treacherous roads with lots of tight corners and big drop offs. It is very interesting as different teams have different approaches: some subscribe to the thin tire/less rolling resistance for speed, while others went for the fat tire, go faster through the corners approach (the Chapman philosophy and which ultimately won)

Here is some pics:

This is from Chrysler

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From Mazda:

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From Honda (the winner) and the neatest car IMO - Full independent wishbone suspension with inboard coil overs and 4 wheel disc brakes

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What happens when cars miss the corners

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PostPost by: fasterbyelan » Fri May 11, 2007 8:33 pm

Ouch :shock:


And may be the Honda team ought to be designing there F1 car :!: :wink:
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PostPost by: sgbooth » Sat May 12, 2007 12:46 am

Maybe Morgan got a scoop on Honda's 2008 F1 offering ?

Anything's got to be better ?

Left the engine out to improve the all-up weight .....

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PostPost by: mopho » Sat May 12, 2007 12:58 am

Can't say I know much about F1, I am more of a World Rally fan
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PostPost by: RobCapper » Sat May 12, 2007 10:26 am

I thought that was their 2007 F1 car?! :lol:

....oh no, hang on... it looks like it's actually moving in that picture....!


talking of F1 - have Spyker bought lotus yet? are they going to put a green and yellow car back into F1 any year soon?
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PostPost by: fasterbyelan » Sat May 12, 2007 11:19 am

RobCapper wrote:



talking of F1 - have Spyker bought lotus yet? are they going to put a green and yellow car back into F1 any year soon?


No mention at the Spyker F1 factory of a Lotus takeover yet. Nice if it happened though.
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PostPost by: RobCapper » Sat May 12, 2007 12:00 pm

yes it would.... not wanting to start a grand consipracy... but...

what if - Spyker take over Lotus and badge their 2008 entry as a Lotus. Pro-drive are looking to go in with a team for 2008 - and spyker might be in the running... SO - you could end up with a lOTUS-pRODRIVE CAR FOR 2008! :shock:

NOT GONNA HAPPEN THOUGH IS IT? :roll:
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PostPost by: 1964 S1 » Mon May 14, 2007 2:05 am

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