The Caterham Seven 160 is the latest re-imagining of the classic Lotus 7. But what were the Lotus 1 through 6? XCAR looks into the muddy family tree that explains the very origins of Lotus.
XCAR's producer took a spin in the track's only Caterham SP/300.R. He liked it.
The Caterham SP/300.R is an ideal car if you want a trackday car that you can use to advance your driving skills. As intimidating as it looks it really can be your first step towards being a real racer.
Predicting the future is a difficult game, but please allow me on this occasion not to predict what I think will happen, but to simply imagine what could happen.
This is the little-known story of Lotus cars and the grassroots motorsport that inspired Colin Chapman to build super-lightweight race cars. Many folks may know a little bit about the original Lotus 7 from the 1950s, and their modern kit car incarnations, but what happened to the Lotuses numbered 1 through 6?
It's not easy picking one definitive driving experience from my time at XCAR, but here are some of them I'll never forget.
Ask most people the best way to get from point A to point B quicker than the manufacturer could manage, and it's likely they'll tell you thatyou can't go wrong with a good-sized shove of extra power. But it's not always that simple. Big power in a chassis that can't handle it can actually slow you down.
Arguably, the Morgan Three Wheeler introduced motoring to the masses of the Great Britain in the early 20th century. It was small, easy to fix, and cheap, so people bought them in droves.
June was a busy month for the team. We looked at Ford's secret Heritage Shed, drove the stunning Morgan Aero Coupe, took a look around the potential London F1 circuit and had a go in the new Range Rover Sport.
We drive all manner of fast, exciting sports and supercars at XCAR but there's always fun to be found for less than you might think.