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Lotus / Caterham 7 Hot Rod
Lotus / Caterham 7 Hot Rod
About this creation

This started life as a half-broken box-type-thing that got ditched from some model that didn't make it - that bit is the black squarish bit that forms the rear half of the box-type frame of the car.
I started off making this into a hot rod; giving it a long front; with exposed engine, shiny wheels etc.
While I was builnding I noticed the resemblance in shape to a Lotus 7 and carried on building it so that it would look more and more like one; the end result being some sort of lotus 7 hot rod...
Nothing very special mechanically, unlike my big black car. The best thing here is probably the fact that the pistons move when the front wheels turn; but I wasn't looking for functionality whilst building this.
My current three big lego cars have all been built in very different ways; the big black one by building onto and around; sometimes slightly changing, the frame of the orinial 8880 model; this one is basically a bunch of technic 'lengths' attaxched to each other and normal lego built around that; with extra reinforcements aroubd the wheel axles and other fragile places - you could drop it and the only likely bit to break is the roof and a couple of tiny bits easily snapped back on; but it wouldn't smash into a million pieces all over the carpet.
The interior and seats used to be a bit more detailed, but I had to redesign it more simply and take some parts and for my next model...
It's about 37.5cm long x 18.5cm wide x 12.5cm tall (with roof) .

















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Comments

 I like it 
  May 29, 2010
I saw one of these...well, just a little bit different...on tv last weekend...racing against the newly introduced "Veritas"...well...the winner was...THE CATERHAM! The Caterham even beat the Pagani Zonda Convertible lap record!
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  September 18, 2009
BEAAAAAST !!!!
 I like it 
  March 18, 2009
Wow, you got a style all to yourself.
 I like it 
  March 13, 2009
No that is a hot rod. Great engine and cool design. Your hot rod is much faster than mine :D 5*
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  January 10, 2009
Wow, that is what I can say about this creation. Tip: try to make it studless.
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  December 15, 2008
Great job; the Donkervoort super 7 (evolution of the Caterham made by the previous dutch importer) is one of my favorite cars. I am glad I found this car in the Hot Rod club. Technicaly speaking this isn't really an hot rod but that doesn't matter because your car is really beautilly done. I might try to make one in 4-wide (my favourite scale).
 I like it 
  September 21, 2008
Although this isn't a Caterham(It looks more like a Donkervoort), this is a fantastic model!!!
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  August 11, 2008
Wow, that's awesome! I just saw this on the Rod Club page and it looks great! The angle of the front picture make it look like the front wheels are spoke-less (that would be sick!!). Nice work! Peace - Patrick
 I like it 
  August 11, 2008
This is cool! I've put a link on the MOCpages Rod Club page (in the large scale vehicles section) to here so people can find all the MOCpages Rods easier. If you would like it removed just leave a comment on the page. Otherwise welcome!
 I like it 
  July 19, 2008
This Lotus MOC really rocks ! The main pic is absolutely awesome. Keep on the great work ! BTW Thanks a lot for your comment :)
 I like it 
  July 12, 2008
Nice Nintendo 64 you got there. That's a nice car too, Caterhams are good racecars.
 I like it 
  June 25, 2008
haha, it's a super caterham!
 I like it 
  June 25, 2008
very cool, i like the idea. however, i'm not too much a fan of the air scoop in the bonnet, looks kinda half-hearted to me. still, a great MOC.
 I like it 
  June 25, 2008
good but why not a v-8?
 I like it 
  June 25, 2008
Huh, i never thought of a Catherham Hot Rod. That's geniuos! 5/5
 
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