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I can only imagine towing one of these to the track, behind my Elise. This would make my Elise "the BIG racing car". I do not see any innovations in the design which makes them a better choice than existing Karts on the market. Although, the C30 seems to be the more Deluxe model. Any clue on the cost?
 

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Looks like easy money for Lotus to me. :)
 

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SturgeonGeneral,
I already checked with Santa Claus, he emphatically told me your stocking was way too small for the Kart to fit in it.
Under Unified North Pole Code (UNPC 4-2105) any stocking constructed or expanded after 31 June (mid point of the year) cannot have the reasonable expectation of being filled. Sigh, if you you had gone with the "ubersock" a few months earlier.
 

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I've got three racing track karts. The Lotus karts are built by Wildkart and the chassis and components are made in Italy. They have a couple of different chassis for TAG karts and shifter Karts. A "roller" is about $6K. Will need another $6K to add engine, slicks, drive train, controls, instrument (Mychron4), etc.

The Lotus kart looks very cool and I like the "bespoke" components on it.

So far I haven't found a USA distributor (only Canada).
 

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One of these with a minature Elise or Exige body on it would be hysterical.
 

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I don't like wild karts- older technology. They don't even have floating rotors! I've always raced Birels.

- M32 Rotax Max SR w/ mychron 3
- CM32 mod moto shifter w/ mychron 3 gold
- RY30 Swedetch Rotax Max SR w/ mychron 4 including GPS.

I guess I'm biased, but the livery is cool!

1st pick is the floating rotor.
2nd pick is my shifter. I'm the one with the gold shield.



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no, but close
I don't think it's even close! My mod moto was a beast! Everything is better on a kart: acceleration, lateral acceleration, braking etc... It's the closest racing you can get to a Formula car (less aero)!


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I've got two Zanardi's and one CRG all with Roatx Senior engines. To tell you the truth......karting is such a blast it is almost more fun than track days in the Lotus. More over, it's radically cheaper. Tough on the body though. No suspension and you feel every single bump. But boy do these things handle. You have no idea until you drive one at speed.
 

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I've got two Zanardi's and one CRG all with Roatx Senior engines. To tell you the truth......karting is such a blast it is almost more fun than track days in the Lotus. More over, it's radically cheaper. Tough on the body though. No suspension and you feel every single bump. But boy do these things handle. You have no idea until you drive one at speed.
^^^ What he said!!!


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I've got two Zanardi's and one CRG all with Roatx Senior engines.
You mean 3 CRG's ;)
Did you buy them from Jay Vormwald with Sharing Success Racing by chance? He was the importer for Zanardi Karts. He's a personal friend of mine. Just curious.


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You mean 3 CRG's ;)
Did you buy them from Jay Vormwald with Sharing Success Racing by chance? He was the importer for Zanardi Karts. He's a personal friend of mine. Just curious.


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Nope. Bought them all privately used. That's the other good thing about karts......you can buy them used for steep discounts :D. And yes, they are all CRG's
 

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Those are just another one of the "put the Lotus name on anything that we can" moves from the Bahar days. Lotus making karts would make sense, if it was Lotus making karts.
 

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Wow! Very cool.

I used to race karts when I was at Secondary School (the equivalent of High School) in the UK. I used to live close to Rye House, one of the best purpose built karting tracks in the country (it's just north of London), and with my school karting club would travel all over the country to compete in National Association of School Karting (NATSKA) events.

Martin Hines, the legendary karting champion who held launch many F1 careers (and sadly passed away last year) lived on the next street to me.

I even have a legacy of this past on the shelf next to me. It's a metal kart racer made with nuts and bits of metal. It was a gift from my parents.

When I drive my Elise (which I've only had for about 6 weeks now) it reminds me of my karting days, more than it does of driving a normal car.
 

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