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Lotus back in the production singlke seater busines ( sort of)


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#1 mariner

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Posted 10 August 2010 - 11:13

As part of the "chase Porsche " strategy Lotus ( the Proton owned car company) ar bulding 25 single seater cars with an F1 engine for track days


http://www.autocar.c...AllCars/251835/

Anybody know how many "F1 lookalike" series there are now ( GP1, GP2, Formula Renault, Louts etc etc)!

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#2 cheapracer

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Posted 10 August 2010 - 13:31

To be honest I am surprised no one has done it and I always thought Williams would being the clever dick Frank is.

You only have to look at the trade of old F1 cars to see theres a market for it.

#3 BRG

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Posted 10 August 2010 - 15:49

Why hasn't someone bought that job lot of A1GP cars and sold them off as track day cars? Ready made, with Ferrari engines - ideal!

#4 gordmac

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Posted 10 August 2010 - 16:32

Anyone know how much a top level sprint or hillclimb car costs?

#5 Dan333SP

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Posted 11 August 2010 - 12:52

Why hasn't someone bought that job lot of A1GP cars and sold them off as track day cars? Ready made, with Ferrari engines - ideal!

Aren't those cars running in Italy as some sort of national series now? I know they had the older Lola/Zyteks but I think they have the Ferraris now as well...

#6 Charles E Taylor

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Posted 12 August 2010 - 14:44

This might give some feel for what is being proposed.



Here








Lotus have an ex Ferrari CEO





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#7 stevewf1

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Posted 20 August 2010 - 21:35

Track day cars? Shoot, I was hoping I could bungee-cord my cooler and camera bag to the rear wing and drive this car when I go out and take pictures of freight trains... :well: