I thought I would start a new thread to document our Toniq build and post some pictures.
First, a bit about the car. The idea was done in 2003 by a team from a university in the UK to make a new car, a "Seven" clone, but one updated for to look more modern and stylish (not to say that the existing Sevens and clones lack any style!). And at the same time, make a modern performing car that would rival anything else as far as the driving experience. The head guy is and was, Colin Williams out of Cornwall.
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The latest generation is the Toniq CB. This incorporates some major improvements to the car. Round tube chassis (lighter and stiffer), Pushrod inboard front and rear double wishbone suspension. The suspension engineer is someone well known to Lotus fans. Other minor improvements abound, including a removable windscreen option, digital dash option and more.
The car is normally fitted for a Mazda/Duratec engine -OR- with a motorcycle engine and a 6 speed sequential tranny (button shifters) with included reverse gear.
A review by Evo-
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Part hotrod, part spaceship, the Toniq-R is definitely a Marmite car. Personally, I think it looks terrific, a really bold take on a classic formula
In a nutshell... what it is, is a PURE SPORTSCAR. How pure do you want the experience? A frame with an engine and two seats and a way to steer the bloody thing. No doors. No windows. No heater. No AC. No alarm system. No immobilizer. No fobs. No stereo. No GPS. No trunk or boot. No ABS or traction control. No carpet. What there is, is a tube frame, sophisticated suspension, carbon fiber and fiberglass and gobs of power. You can feel the wind in your face, and see the front wheels hit the apexes. Raw yet sophisticated. Pure but with style.
NOTHING TO GET BETWEEN YOU AND THE EXPERIENCE. And at an affordable price.
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2005 Lotus Elise, 1993 MR2, 1995 MR2, 125cc Shifter Kart, Toniq (in build), 2018 Origin 7 (waiting), 2018 Origin Noble M (waiting)