Posts Tagged ‘race car’

Caterham’s Retro Styled Seven Sprint


The basis of Lotus was founded on the simple philosophy of its originator Colin Chapman, “Simplify, then add lightness”, he said. This was the founding philosophy of the company and to this day that formula lives on in one of the company’s most iconic vehicles, the Lotus 7. Although that model name has not survived time, and hasn’t even survived ownership from the same automaker, the car itself lives on under the Caterham name.

Looking at the history of creations at Lotus, you can see that their designs uses the least number of parts in its products, but relies on the highest levels of engineering to retain the parts function while yielding the least amount of weight and maximizing durability. This translates into a vehicle that doesn’t rely on sheer horse power for speed. Rather, the formula results in a vehicle that is nimble and all around fast no matter where it is on the track.

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2015 Mercedes AMG GT. 2014 Paris Motor show

Being an AMG owner, new cars from AMG always get my attention. The new GT and GT S Model have my attention. Cars always look different in the flesh than do in pictures. This car is no exception to that rule.

When I first saw photos and videos of the GT, I was not impressed by the rear end. Early reports of the development of this car (not a direct replacement for the SLS) suggested that AMG was designing a 911 fighter. To me, the rear looks very Porsche. I don’t know if that was co-incidence or purposeful.

On the way to work the other day, I was behind the latest 911 and I couldn’t believe the resemblance of the GT to it.

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