Eventually I reached a point where the car needed to be painted, and took it to a small shop in Connecticut that specializes in cars like this one. Based out of Boston, Massachusetts, Rapier Automotive has been preparing its mid-engine supercar for the past five years and is now taking orders. I decided this time I wanted a roof, air conditioning, and a bit more crash protection than a Cobra. Superlite will set up the chassis for whatever engine you want to use, so engine choices are really only limited by the size of your checkbook. When the Cobra was finally finished, I thoroughly enjoyed driving it and taking it to shows, but I really missed having something to wrench on. The seat brackets have aluminum covers made on a hammer form, with bead-rolls and a leather cover. Viknesh Vijayenthiran – Editor.
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The shoulder belts come through mildly frenched billet openings in the bulkhead. Based on the Forgestar line of rotary-forged wheels, Superlite takes un-machined wheel blanks from Forgestar and does final machining in-house, using Haas CNC centers.
The switches are all Carling modular units with custom covers, and control the electric doors, emergency flashers, the wifi module, an electric handbrake, rear fans, a hydraulic lift kit for the front end, the dimmer for the LEDs, and several other functions. Unlike many kids, I was able to keep that schoolboy flame alive over the years, and build a car that was a reflection of not just the youthful drawings of the past, but was also informed by the experiences of adulthood.
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Lotus kicks off revival superlote confirmation of electric hypercar. Eventually I reached a point where the car needed to be painted, and took it to a superljte shop in Connecticut that specializes in cars like this one. Superlite 6-point cage with optional side impact bars Other: These include a base 6. The SL-C, unique among component cars, comes standard with a modern electrical system and specific harness from Infinitybox. Other items such as a custom exhaust and intake, along with a mild tune, produced about horses, plenty for a car that weighs about the same as a Miata.
In other words, the SLC is as close as virtually anything to a racing car for the street, a fact proven not only in its advanced materials and construction, but in its searing performance. As I did in school, I sometimes took a few moments at work to sketch out an idea or make a note! I was certainly guilty of that, and filled my notepads with my ideas of what the coolest ever cars would look like, usually at the expense of my grades in math class.
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Johns in Plymouth, MI. The wheels need adapters to convert from five normal studs to one very large wheel nut, so Superlite machines the adapters from a steel billet, and even machines the matching nuts in aluminum!
Superlite will set up the chassis for whatever engine you want to use, so engine choices are really only limited by the size of your checkbook. I had no idea when I started the project how much attention the SL-C would garner. On the electronics and systems front, the SL-C also kicked it up a notch with an Infinity Box intelligent wiring system, dual rear cameras with LCD monitor in the cockpit, and air conditioning. LED lights in the footwells, roof panel, door panels and behind the seats are controlled by a dimmer.
Connecting the Chevy engine to a Ford transaxle was easier than I anticipated: So I developed a page interior design document and hit a few interior shops. This SL-C has lots of power, and so the car has six-piston brakes front and rear to help haul it down, with two-piece rotors for less unsprung weight.
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When s,-c Cobra was finally finished, I thoroughly enjoyed driving it and taking it to shows, but I really missed having something to wrench on. Viknesh Vijayenthiran – Editor. Sign up to get the latest performance and luxury automotive news, delivered to your inbox daily! I finally found two good shops, and based superlife progress on a similar car, chose one.
A professionally installed Aquamarine Oracal premium shift-effect vinyl wrap completes this uniquely sensational automobile.
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