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is it wrong of me to lust over this... just got an insurance quote of 550 for the year :mrgreen:

its only 120bhp but it does 0-60 in about 6 seconds



http://pistonheads.com/sales/66732.htm
 

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"If loving you is wrong then I don't wanna be right."

I've always loved them and keep telling myself one day I'll build one myself. I just can't decide whether I want a modern iteration like the Caterham CSR or a classic like the Caterham Superlight. On a related note, just today a friend and I were plotting a scheme to put a bored and stroked Lotus 907 motor in a Kokopelli 11
 

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"If loving you is wrong then I don't wanna be right."

I've always loved them and keep telling myself one day I'll build one myself. I just can't decide whether I want a modern iteration like the Caterham CSR or a classic like the Caterham Superlight. On a related note, just today a friend and I were plotting a scheme to put a bored and stroked Lotus 907 motor in a Kokopelli 11
I like that! Any of the three of those cars would be total hotness. I've never heard of the Kokopelli 11, but it sure would be an awesome project! =D>
 

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One day I'll build a Super 7, the next day I will die from the huge accident I get myself in to.
 

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If you're building a Caterham-type thingie, you wouldn't use a Miata drivetrain out of choice. The engine isn't great for power, and there are better candidates (and cheaper!) out there. Early Ford Zetec 4's are popular; strong conrods, and the engines are easily capable of 200+hp, NA. Tuning parts are also widely available, and decently priced. MX5 engines, on the otherhand, in England, aren't too easily tunable. Virtually all the parts have to be sourced from overseas, at great expense, except possibly cams. Kent Cams have acquired a set of Holbey profiles for the 1.6.

The quintessential amateur motorsport vehicle in England is possibly the Vauxhall Nova; every weekend, up and down the country, amateur racers meet for sprints and hillclimbs. Old style rwd Escorts were popular choices at one stage, but the entries are often dominated by tuned and battered shoppers. Something like a Nova 1.4 actually does pretty well. Novas and old Minis (1400 A-series though) used to dominate the sub-1700cc road going class I used to enter. This really is the grassroots of English Amateur Motorsport.
 

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My 7 would have a 13b turbo, thank you very much.
 

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mine would have a 1300cc hayabusa engine :mrgreen:
 
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