Over time, the kit from Superlite evolved, and now the current cars have an AC evaporator similar to the one on my car! For steering, a modified Corvette C6 steering wheel on a Cadillac XLR column with electric tilt and tele was interfaced to the radio, including making the horn and audio controls work correctly. Sign up to get the latest performance and luxury automotive news, delivered to your inbox daily! Lotus kicks off revival with confirmation of electric hypercar. To keep the car on track and stuck to the pavement, it also has a deeper, carbon-fiber track splitter, as well as the standard side skirts, but also in carbon. Based out of Boston, Massachusetts, Rapier Automotive has been preparing its mid-engine supercar for the past five years and is now taking orders. When I resumed work on the car in earnest, contrary to my initial plan, I decided that I needed to make the car my own from the beginning, so I started to go off-piste and remake portions of the car my own.
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Along with the kit, I ordered a Graziano 6-speed transaxle package supfrlite Superlite. Information found on the website is presented as advance information for the auction lot. To keep the car on track and stuck to the pavement, it also has a deeper, carbon-fiber track splitter, as well as the standard side skirts, but also in carbon. I had no idea when I started the project how much attention the SL-C would garner.
The tablet not only provides music, but also navigation, access to the internet it has its own SIM cardand apps such as Torque xl-c Dash Command that display data from the engine via a Bluetooth-enabled OBD2 dongle. I was considering some major engine upgrades like a stroker motor or a supercharger for the Cobra, but my wife suggested selling it and building something else.
Even the custom-specified hybrid Schroth seatbelts have leather covers for the exposed outer lap belt fasteners. The build was a bit more challenging than the Cobra, mostly because the SL-C is a significantly more complex car. The car utilizes an all-aluminum, tig welded monocoque chassis and is finished with composite body panels that gives the car a race look and feel. Follow Us on Instagram motorauthority. RaceQuip 6-point camlock harnesses Rollcage: A three-gallon dry sump tank and breather from Peterson finished off the engine.
I opted for a Chevy LS3 for the ease of installation, the plethora of aftermarket parts available, and the price.
It was slightly cheaper than the GTR, there was much more online support from other builders, and the factory was a three hour drive away instead of across the Atlantic in England. A professionally installed Aquamarine Oracal premium shift-effect vinyl wrap completes this uniquely sensational automobile.
I decided this time I wanted a roof, air conditioning, and a bit more crash protection than a Cobra. Almost completely hand-built, the Rapier Superlight Coupe, or SL-C for short, is completely customizable, offering customers several different superlife, color and interior options.
As I did in school, I sometimes took a few moments at work to sketch out an idea or make a note!
Send us a tip Contact the editor. How could I say no to that recommendation? Lotus kicks off revival with confirmation of electric hypercar. The Samsung Galaxy tablet, mounted in the center stack, feeds a hidden 1-DIN radio, which drives a W amplifier, powering a JL sub in the passenger footwell, and Focal separates in the doors. The car is mostly finished now, and like the doodles drawn by a schoolboy, it has changed over time.
Based on the Forgestar line of rotary-forged suuperlite, Superlite takes un-machined wheel blanks from Forgestar and does final machining in-house, using Haas CNC centers. The sliders sit on a dropped floor that is carefully disguised by padding and carpet. The shoulder belts come through mildly frenched billet openings in the bulkhead.
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.
LED lights in the footwells, roof panel, su;erlite panels and behind the seats are controlled by a dimmer. Many late nights ensued and two days before the event, the interior was finished enough to take to the show, where it was shown in the Supercar class with great success.
Unlike many kids, I was able to keep that schoolboy flame alive over the years, and build a car that was a suprelite of not just the youthful drawings of the past, but was also informed by sl-v experiences of sl.
And, just like modern cars, the Infinitybox system can be expanded to do so much more. The invite was contingent on a finished car, of course, so now the shop had a hard deadline.
AC controls are aftermarket aluminum knobs from eBay for a VW Jetta, and are hidden, yet accessible to the driver superliet passenger. Spuerlite can withdraw my consent at any time by unsubscribing. Over time, the kit from Superlite evolved, and now the current cars have an AC evaporator similar to the one on my car!
Eventually I reached a point where the car needed to be painted, and took it to a small shop in Connecticut that specializes so-c cars like this one.
I stopped and started on the car several times as work and home life interfered.