The Lotus Cars Community banner

1 - 20 of 22 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
110 Posts
Discussion Starter #1 (Edited)
The Superlite Roadster made it to the Carlisle Kit show what do you think?



 

·
Registered
Joined
·
417 Posts
Looks good! Sorry I never got around to calling you, I was pretty swamped with State tennis and Miller. Do you still want us to give you a call? :shrug:
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
110 Posts
Discussion Starter #4
Here are some picture from our RCR Superlite Roadster Factory visit this past weekend in Detroit.







 

·
Registered
Joined
·
6,293 Posts
Where is the radiator?

It is to Atom what Birkin is to Caterham...
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
26,313 Posts
Still these specs?

TurnKey Superlite Roadsters: $34,795

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Superlite Roadster (2008)

~ 4 -17 x 9.5 inch wheels
~ 4 piston Wilwood calipers
~ 12.5 inch drilled rotors
~ Quick disconnect steering wheel
~ DOM CNC bent steel chassis tubing - Tig welded
~ DOM tubing suspension steel - Tig welded
~ Shocks Carrera coilovers...double adjustable are also available as an upgrade.
~ Chromoly/teflon rod ends suspension
~ Powdercoated Gray chassis
~ Aluminum radiator
~ Labeled/color coded chassis wiring harness
~ Choice of F1 or Retro body work in Black, dark Blue, Gulf Blue, White, Red, Orange, Yellow Green
~ Adjustable bucket seats
~ Pair race harness seat belts
~ Collapsible steering column
~ Stainless steel. triple pedal assembly with master cylinder and brake bias
~ Aluminum fuel tank
~ Engine bay brace
~ CNC billet uprights
~ Corvette wheel bearings
~ CV joint stub axles
~ Digidashlite digital gauge package.(datalogger optional extra.) More info click here
~ Suzuki GSXR 1000 Side Mirrors with turn signals
~ Head Lights / Tail Lights
~ Shifter

Engine / Trans "New"

~ 220 hp K20a Engine TYPE R (DC5)
~ Manual 6 speed Trans LSD (ITR)

~ Stock gears
1rst - 3.266
2nd - 2.13
3rd - 1.517
4th - 1.212
5th - 0.972
6th - .78
Final - 4.764

1300 LBS Fully Dressed with Engine, Trans & etc on average +-

As Described above: Ready to drive home at $34,795.00

Options

~Double Adjustable Shocks
~Roll Bar, Powder Coated Gray
~Windshield with wiper (not available yet)

Prices and items are subject to change.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
606 Posts
Where is the radiator?

It is to Atom what Birkin is to Caterham...
I think Fran Hall gets the Atom reference quite a bit, but from a conversation I overheard as he was speaking to a potential customer at the Carlisle event, even the Atom chassis concept is an iteration of some other "exoskeleton" - type design. I can't remember what he referenced in paticular, but Fran took the original concept and pen'd his own interpretation.

Sounds like it has some interesting specs and will apparently accept any variety of powerplants.

Some observations I made while looking over the rolling chassis was how incredibly huge the control arms were, especially the rear lowers, and how I wished there was a more elegant solution for the front uprights.. Chassis was very nice overall and would probably be a very fun build.

- Allen.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
110 Posts
Discussion Starter #9
Still these specs?

TurnKey Superlite Roadsters: $34,795

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Superlite Roadster (2008)

~ 4 -17 x 9.5 inch wheels
~ 4 piston Wilwood calipers
~ 12.5 inch drilled rotors
~ Quick disconnect steering wheel
~ DOM CNC bent steel chassis tubing - Tig welded
~ DOM tubing suspension steel - Tig welded
~ Shocks Carrera coilovers...double adjustable are also available as an upgrade.
~ Chromoly/teflon rod ends suspension
~ Powdercoated Gray chassis
~ Aluminum radiator
~ Labeled/color coded chassis wiring harness
~ Choice of F1 or Retro body work in Black, dark Blue, Gulf Blue, White, Red, Orange, Yellow Green
~ Adjustable bucket seats
~ Pair race harness seat belts
~ Collapsible steering column
~ Stainless steel. triple pedal assembly with master cylinder and brake bias
~ Aluminum fuel tank
~ Engine bay brace
~ CNC billet uprights
~ Corvette wheel bearings
~ CV joint stub axles
~ Digidashlite digital gauge package.(datalogger optional extra.) More info click here
~ Suzuki GSXR 1000 Side Mirrors with turn signals
~ Head Lights / Tail Lights
~ Shifter

Engine / Trans "New"

~ 220 hp K20a Engine TYPE R (DC5)
~ Manual 6 speed Trans LSD (ITR)

~ Stock gears
1rst - 3.266
2nd - 2.13
3rd - 1.517
4th - 1.212
5th - 0.972
6th - .78
Final - 4.764

1300 LBS Fully Dressed with Engine, Trans & etc on average +-

As Described above: Ready to drive home at $34,795.00

Options

~Double Adjustable Shocks
~Roll Bar, Powder Coated Gray
~Windshield with wiper (not available yet)

Prices and items are subject to change.
Yes Larry.

The weight might change to 1400+- .

FYI The Turn key Superlite Roadster is not from the RCR Factory, Fran only sells Rollers. Its my offer.



Where is the radiator?

Not installed Yet

Were you able to see the coupe as well?

Yes, I would of liked to drive the Superlite Coupe. Looks very fast standing still. RCR said they will have some driving impression this summer.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,344 Posts
Square tubing is as strong as round tubing that is of the same diameter as the cross-sectional width of the square tube. It's just that for that given size, round uses less material, and is therefore lighter.

All that aside, it's an ugly car. Bet it moves quick, though.

Cade
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
6,301 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
617 Posts
any vids of these things in action yet?? i tried youtube and nothing
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
110 Posts
Discussion Starter #15 (Edited)

·
Registered
Joined
·
110 Posts
Discussion Starter #18
New Renderings

New Renderings. These are a maybe, I would imagine it all depends on the demand.
 

Attachments

·
Forum Founder
Joined
·
29,081 Posts
Looks like they blended in some KTM roadster cues
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
617 Posts
im lovin the red one...altho my favorite is the red one from the original photos

 
1 - 20 of 22 Posts
Top