2013 Caterham R620 Development Car; one lap of the Nürburgring Nordschleife
Caterham were here for the recent F1 GP at the Nürburgring. They brought
with them the engine and transmission test mule for the new R620 supercar.
This little green machine started life as 'just' an R500, before it got the
new SaDev sequential gearbox and the supercharged R620 motor. I was only
allowed one lap and I've got no prior experience with a flat-shifting
sequential, so I didn't go too crazy, but it was still quite quick...
Homemade Lamborghini in the Basement of a House
Ken of Oxford, England decided to build a dream car in his basement which
took 18 years.... The build started in 1990 and finished in 2008. Upon
finishing the car, the only way to get the car out and enjoy his creation
was to knockout the wall in his basement and extract the car..... seriously
guys and girls. You'll enjoy this one...
"The project as it started in 1990. A wooden forming buck to shape the body
panels to. I made it from the combination of a 1:16 scale model and
measuring a real car. I spent a year on that wooden buck... I started at
the back and worked my way to the front, hand forming the aluminum on an
"Here are the pictures of the chassis. A full tube frame supporting the
aluminum body. Hand built stainless steel 180 deg. headers with 12″long
racing mufflers. All Corvette design suspension replaced with steel tube
and rod ends for adjustments on caster,chamber and toe. Aluminum radiators
with 2400cfm puller fans set to turn on at 180 degs or an override switch
on the dash. 4 piston Wilwood calipers on 12″ rotors. Full adjustable
front and rear sway bars, and coil over shocks."
"This is the construction page where the upper frame was mated to the body
to offer support as well as safety. It was challenging to hold the body
which at this point can be a little flimsy. Time and care were used to
measure and cross measure to properly hold the body at the right location.
The supporting frame was 2″ round tube with .093″ wall. The tubing on
the bottom was a mixture of 2″ and 1.5″ square."
"Countless hours of body work will take place to make sure the body is
perfect before paint. It was painted with a self-etching primer first, then
sealed with an epoxy primer, body work, a second coat of epoxy and finally
topped with a high build primer that was block sanded to perfection.I spent
25 hours in the booth on all 33 separate pieces. Each piece was carried out
of the basement and brought back down carefully."
"Here are some shots of my wheels being machined. My friend who was a very
good machinist, worked off my blueprints. They started out as 2″ thick
aluminum T6 billet and 10hrs of machining to make the centers. BBS rim
shells and ARP fasteners finished them up. It was a shame in a way to cover
up that beautiful finish with black powder coat but I think they turned out
"Here are the pictures of that fall day in 2008 that tested my sanity. The
complete excavation before it was safe in its garage. It took only 1 1/2
hours! Yes, I said garage. So why didn't I build it there? I can't give
"He powers it with a bored and stroked 351 Ford Cleveland, topped with
48IDA Webers running the burned racing fuel at 12/1 through stainless steel
180 deg. headers referred to as the Ford GT40 "Bundle of snakes". The 515hp
mid-engine power is being transferred through a ZF transaxle 5 speed. Yes,
it's eclectic, old school and 100% built by hand."
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CREDIT,SELL ANNUITY PAYMENT,DONATE YOUR CAR FOR KIDS,asbestos lawyers,
Build a Locost 7: Step 1 - Fabricate the Frame
Building a Locost 7 frame, at 240x speed acceleration. This is the start
of my build and represents roughly 50 hours of work between 4/21 and
4/28/2007 to construct the basic frame. Run at roughly 1000x fast forward,
it will only take you seven minutes.
My entire build log, with lots of specs, pictures, and info is at
Locost 7 First Drive!
No description required. (You can skip the first three minutes if you have
a short attention span!)
How to build a Westfield Sports Car
Shows the construction of my Westfield Sport 2000 module build (lotus 7
inspired) sportscar. The engine is a ford duratec 2.0l with a Weber Alpha
throttle body injection (204hp), with lightened flywheel, sports clutch
plate (hydrolic), connected to an MT75 - 5 speed quick shift gearbox. This
is connected to a 3.92 LSD Ford 7" differential. Suspension is fully
independent and fully adjustable with a wide track front arrangement and
front and rear anti roll systems fitted. Brakes are AP racing 4 pot
(ventilated discs) at the front and VW golf mk4 solid discs at the rear,
operated by an AP Racing master cylinder.
Rod's Locost 5.0 - Cold Start MSII w/IAC
Cold start, about 40F. Its getting there, but still a lot of tuning to do.
Need to turn down the idle air control a notch. Its using a Jeep IAC
stepper motor mounted below the fuel regulator.
Build a Locost 7: Step 3 -- Rear subframe
Hmmm...seems like there's a lot of work here and not much to show. Oh
well...such is life.
I mounted the rear subframe and built enough structure to hold it in place.
Note that the fabricator should be wearing eye protection when grinding.
BTW, click on "Watch in High Quality" for your maximum viewing pleasure.
Lotus Seven Motorkhana
A lotus seven driver providing an excellent example of car control and
handling while competing in a motorkhana.