31 Oct '16, 8am

The Lotus Sevens: The Real Most-Hackable Cars

The Lotus Sevens: The Real Most-Hackable Cars

an astonishing variety of manufacturers have produced unauthorised cars based on the Lotus Seven design, and in many cases their products are nearly indistinguishable from the real thing. However that alone is not yet enough to qualify these cars as the most hackable, for that we must look at the final source of their manufacture. This is a car simple enough that almost anyone able to weld and find the required donor parts can build one for themselves, and that is just what many enthusiasts have done over the last few decades. Helped along by the popularity of a Haynes manual describing the design of a Seven clone in huge detail , a cottage industry of suppliers has appeared, providing almost any of the required parts from the chassis downwards. The plans are readily available online to anyone prepared to search for them , and can be easily modified to an individual builde...

Full article: http://hackaday.com/2016/10/31/the-lotus-sevens-the-real-...

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