​We Need To Make This Lego Caterham Super Seven Happen

Up until a few minutes ago, I had no idea about Lego Ideas. It's where builders submit model proposals, get votes, and if they garner enough support, Lego might sell it. And Lego most definitely needs to sell these Caterham Super Sevens. It's a kit car kit!
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For $13,500, Could This Be The Day Of The Locost?

Anthony Colin Bruce Chapman sure had a hell of a lot of names for someone who advocated simplicity and parsimony in design. Today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe Locost is a homage — not to Chapman's name, but his ideology — but will its price prove too heavy a burden to bear? » 1/09/13 8:00am 1/09/13 8:00am

For $22,500, Pick up one share of birkin stock.

Originally feted for its added lightness, the Lotus Seven has always been a heavyweight of the homage car business. Today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe Birkin is just one of a bunch, but will its price make this Seven the one? » 2/14/11 8:00am 2/14/11 8:00am

The Ariel Atom, Revisited

Last year, we drove the Ariel Atom at Lime Rock Park. It’s time for another rendezvous on an abandoned Soviet airfield where we've found the Atom is still the sharpest and simplest driver’s car ever made. » 9/14/10 1:00pm 9/14/10 1:00pm

Get Ready to Vauxhall Ass for $35,000

The Magnificent Seven is a remake of Kurosawa's violent classic The Seven Samurai. In a similar vein, today's Vauxhall-poweredNice Price or Crack Pipe Caterham is a remake of an iconic Lotus, but it too may be magnificently violent. » 5/06/10 8:00am 5/06/10 8:00am

The Things People Will Drive to Le Mans!

Remember that street-legal Jaguar D-Type from yesterday’s post about Steve McQueen’s XKSS? It wasn't the only road racer slogging through the French mud at the 24 Hours two years ago. » 5/19/09 2:00pm 5/19/09 2:00pm

Caterham RS Levante Sold Out; All Eight Of Them

Remember the Caterham RS Levante » 10/16/08 4:40pm 10/16/08 4:40pm? It's a fire-breathing version of the lightweight Catherham SV, with a supercharged 2.4-liter V8 making 500 HP. With that kind of power sent to street tires in a car that only weighs a few feathers over 1100 lbs, the RS Levante is the kind of ride that would make even the Stig's pants…

Caterham Releases CDX Limited Edition Seven, Could Glass Roof Version…

It looks as though Caterham is starting to go the Mustang route with special editions of the Seven, though most of these actually improve the performance and don't have strange movie tie-ins (Caterham R500 FTW!). This newest Seven commemorates 15 years of the Caterham Driving Experience (CDX) and includes more than… » 6/11/08 10:00am 6/11/08 10:00am

ThoRR Electric Se7en Should Have Shocking Performance

Thor is of course the Norse god of thunder, thunder comes from lightning and lightning is made of electricity, thus naming an all-electric se7en ThoRR is appropriate. The chassis we all know and love is largely unmolested, but the powertrain is pure electrons with a Siemens 3-phase electric motor sporting a redline of… » 4/28/08 12:15pm 4/28/08 12:15pm

Caterham To Partner With RS Performance for V8 Seven

Sure the garden variety Caterham Seven is fast, but what if you want to smoke your buddy the shah's Bugatti Veyron on the cheap? Enter the Caterham Seven RS. Caterham has joined up with speed freaks RS Performance to bring to life a real fire breathing bug killer. RS will be dropping its race proven 40-valve, 2.4… » 2/26/08 4:45pm 2/26/08 4:45pm

Caterham Works up Ultralight Concept for 50th Anniversary

If you're near Donington Park in Derbyshire, UK this weekend (and frankly, who isn't), get thee to see the latest Caterham Seven concept. It's dubbed X330, and that sound you just heard was Al Navarro banging his head on the ceiling. Caterham is 50 years old this year, and the celebrations involve tweaking out a CSR… » 6/01/07 1:30pm 6/01/07 1:30pm

All Your Kit Cars Are Belong to Carlisle

I used to think Spinelli, Wert, and company had the best jobs ever because they got to drive concept mules, travel to exotic places sponsored by Bruce, and cover car shows for a living. Well, having visited the recent Carlisle Import/Kit/Replicar Nationals show with an eye toward writing something worth guest… » 5/23/07 1:00pm 5/23/07 1:00pm

Westfield to Build Hybrid Se7en Kit

Can a gas-electric hybrid powertrain translate into roadster hijinks? The cats at Westfield think it can. The makers of Lotus 7-style kit cars have teamed with the University of Warwick in the UK to produce a hybrid-drive version of the Westfield SEi. Since the announcement last week, the company's yet to release… » 12/21/06 2:40pm 12/21/06 2:40pm

Gixxer Cat! The Twin-Engined Tiger Z100WR

The Perse School for Girls must be quite proud indeed (or not) of alum Vicky Vicki Butler Henderson's car-racing chickfactor — shown here on an old-school episode of Top Gear. But if you haven't seen her pilot Tiger Racing's 1245-lb Se7en clone, powered by two, 150-hp Suzuki GSXR-100 engines (Al Navarro call the… » 11/20/06 9:35am 11/20/06 9:35am

Modified Caterham Seven Hits 131 mpg in Eco Marathon

Think the Caterham Seven roadster was only good for track days and carving up country lanes? You're absolutely correct, but the company found out if you also slap on a bunch of aerodynamic gear and skinny tires, you can get one to hit 131 miles per gallon (though, to be fair, that's probably those bloated UK royal… » 7/27/06 8:39am 7/27/06 8:39am