Classic Lotus car replicas
Stuart Taylor F1-49
The F1-49 is an awesome Lotus 49 F1 replica developed by Stuart-Taylor Motorsport. The aluminum bodywork is handcrafted, mounted on a laser cut tubular chassis.
The Stuart Taylor F1-49 is powered by a Chevy 5.3 Liter Aluminum block V8 engine that gathers 380 hp and 760 Nm, power that is sent to the rear wheels via a Porsche inverted 6 speed gearbox. It's also equipped with AP Racing 4-piston brakes.
They are available in both England and France. Pricing for this Formula One Lotus replica starts at around € 82,100 (£ 70,000)
Westfield is world famous for its Locost cars, but it isn't the only model in its portfolio.
The original Westfield XI was a kit car based on the Lotus Eleven designed in 1982-83, responding to the popularity of the original Lotus XI. The majority of Westfield XIs were sold as self-build kits without engines and designed to accept the 1275cc A-series from a donor MG Midget or Austin-Healey Sprite.
The original Westfield XI was discontinued in 1986, although the company offered kits until about 1988. In 2004, Westfield returned to short-run production, still using the A-series engine, for a price starting at £12499.
The current Westfield Eleven kit uses components from the 1275 A Series MG Midget or Austin Healey Sprite.
IWR Elan Coupé
Ian Walker Racing (IWR) has always had an internal connection with Lotus, working closely with the company and with Colin Chapman.
The IWR Elan Coupé is a limited production continuation of the Lotus Elan Le Mans Coupe.
With full access to the original car, meticulous research and fully accurate 3D scanning, the exquisite and stylish custom aluminum body was once again faithfully built by skilled craftsmen in the UK.
Since Lotus only produced less than 100 original race 26Rs in the mid-1960s, the IWR Lotus Le Mans Coupe represents an excellent opportunity to participate in many international historical events with a very special and unique version of the Le Mans Coupe. Every part of the vehicle is brand new and of high quality. This also includes a fully FIA certified roll cage. The IWR Elan Coupé is eligible for historic events. The price ranges between € 222,600 and € 255,600 depending on the specifications
The design of the ERA 30 is inspired by the Lotus 23, although the design of the car is slightly larger, with wider tires and larger brakes. In fact, the front end is more like a Lotus 30 rather than a Lotus 23.
The ERA 30 is so named because it's only 30 inches from the ground to the top. With its bullet-like aerodynamics, this ERA 30 can cut off the air effortlessly. The ERA 30 weighs only 575 kgs.
Power will come from a 1,8-liter Zetec engine with dual 45 side draft carburetors and Weber Alpha management system, which provides and excellent acceleration, top speed and handling.
Radford Type 62-2
The Radford Type 62-2 is not exactly a replica, but a tribute to the 1969 Lotus Type 62.
The project is supported by Formula One world champion Jenson Button, by the famous car designer Mark Stubbs and by the car manufacturer Ant Anstead. Lotus Engineering is also involved in the development of the car. It's based on the Lotus aluminum monocoque chassis, but the rear subframe is redesigned to fit the vehicle and improve stiffness.
It's equipped with a 3.5 V6 engine that produces 436hp in its most basic version, and 607hp in its wildest version.
Only 62 cars will be manufactured, and each car will be fully customized and manufactured according to customer requirements.
Car Design Schools
List of the best automotive design schools. Courses and masters in automotive design updated for the courses 2021 and 2022. If we don't indicate the language, it is in English.
Here is a list of car design schools around the world that offer transportation design courses, as well as Master and Bachelor degrees. If you want to be a car designer, choose your car design school wisely considering location, price, internships, reputation, and faculty. The design schools that we name are mostly focused on automotive styling, that is, the creative phase of car design.
Online Design Schools
Driving - Online and free online transportation design course, both in Spanish and English. Price: Free Duration: 6 months
Luppo Design - The diploma is in Spanish, fully online. They are located in Mexico and Colombia. They also offer design consulting service
Design Schools in Canada
Design Schools in Finland
Institute of Design and Fine Arts (Lahti)
Design Schools in France
École Espera Sbarro - (Pontarlier)
Strate, School of Design (Paris)
Design Schools in Germany
Braunschweig University of Art (HBK) (HBK Braunschweig) (Braunschweig)
Pforzheim School of Design - (Pforzheim)
Design Schools in England
Coventry University (Coventry)
Royal College of Art (London)
Staffordshire University (Staffordshire)
Design Schools in India
Karnavati University / UID (Gujarat)
Bachelor of Design in Automobile & Transportation Design - Price: For Indian national students, ₹18 Lakhs (€20.800) Duration: 4 years
MAEERs MIT (Pune)
Mantra Academy (Bangalore)
National Institute of Design (NID) (Ahmedabad)
UPES School of Design (Misraspatti)
Design Schools in Italy
IAAD - Istituto d'Arte Applicata e Design (Turin)
ISSAM Design Institute (Modena)
Politecnico di Milano (Milan)
SPD Scuola Politecnica di Design (Milan)
Design Schools in Japan
Tokyo Communication Arts (Tokyo)
Design Schools in Spain
IED Istituto Europeo di Design (Barcelona)
Universidad Politécnica de Valencia (Valencia)
Design Schools in Sweden
Umea Institute of Design (Umeå)
Design Schools in USA
Academy of Art University (San Francisco, California)
Art Center College of Design (Pasadena, California)
CCS – College for Creative Studies (Detroit)
Cleveland Institute of Art - (Cleveland, Ohio)
Lawrence Technological University (Michigan)
Design Schools in Wales
Swansea College of Art - UWTSD (Wales)
Exotic car brands
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