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Lotus : Super Seven Super 7

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Car location: United States

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Lotus : Super Seven Super 7 for sale

Current customer rating: current rating for this car(2.1) based on 410 votes

2003 Superformance S1 for sale

AKA - Lotus 7/Super Seven


This car is #6 of a total production run of 53 cars. The car was manufactured  in South Africa AND arrived in the U. S. fully assembled (as a roller) except for the engine and transmission which were professionally installed at Snakebite Performance Inc. An Ohio based Superformance dealer where the car was originally purchased.


Engine was a brand new Ford Zetec 2 liter 16 valve duel overhead cam ‘Crate Motor' which received various performance enhancements as detailed below. Manufacturer est. 0-60 in less than 5 seconds!


Mechanically the car has been ultra-reliable. I have made a few improvements (primarily to the exhaust. throttle and brakes). The oil cooler has been replaced as has the fuel pressure regulator. Other than that just an annual service has been required in my 6 years and 9000 miles of ownership.

The interior is in excellent condition. The exterior is also in excellent condition. The only exception being general road rash which these cars are especially susceptible to. particularly the rear fenders. The car does have 3M paint protection film on the front cycle wings. rear fenders and nose cone.


This car has 12. XX miles at present

Color: Maya Green

I'm the 3rd Owner – 2nd owner lived in NC. 1st owner was an employee of Snakebite performance Inc.

Tires are about 2 years old (2500 miles) Yokohama ADVAN Neova AD08 (Extreme Performance Summer)

The S1 will come with the full build manual as well as other supporting documentation.


Also included:

Extra set of wheels. additional engine management chips. wheel center caps. throttle body cables. /p>

rubber hoses for radiator and fuel lines. body parts and trim. clutch release bearing. pulleys. suspension parts

(control arms. swing arms. etc. ). various seals and gaskets.



Background information:


Car is constructed from a framework of square tubes and is very rigid (less than 1400 lbs with the engine and transmission). The body work is very high quality fiberglass and aluminum: the sump is protected by a Kevlar sump cover and the entire under tray of the car is clad in aluminum with a fiberglass rear diffuser. 5 cubic feet trunk with a solid cover that locks. There is a lockable glove box. fresh air ventilation with two speed fan assist. heat. and a windshield with electronic defroster. The car has doors with windows that slide up and down (and act as wind blockers) as well as a top that is well engineered such that it can be used as a T-top or stored in a bag in the trunk. The doors can also be removed for that motorcycle feeling; they also fit in the trunk. The interior has a carbon fiber dash with (from left to right) oil pressure. tach. oil temp. water temp. speedo. and clock. The steering wheel is 10 inches in diameter. The seats are great fitting with 5 point Willans harnesses plus the whole interior is well finished and padded. The seats do not move but the pedals are on a carriage and they move with the turn of a large aluminum knob under the dash.





Ford Zetec 2 liter: 16 valve duel overhead cam ‘Crate Motor'

Crane Cam's

Superformance header (no cat or other controls) and aluminum air box

Weber Webcon Alpha Gold Fuel Injection system (looks like Weber carbs – runs like a modern car)


Alpha engine management system - includes 3 chips: K20016A F121 MN is the original chip supplied with the car. K20016D F121 T is a superformance upgrade dated 25-02-05 and currently in the car (Rated at 175 hp). Third chip being a custom one created by the previous owner and a superformance dealer in NC.   Mapped during the course of 13 Dyno Runs - It gives great power through the range with an emphasis in the mid to upper limit. Redline at 7500 rpms (Rated at 195 hp).



5 Speed Manual Transmission: Ford Type 9 - very smooth and fast shifting short throw transmission. 5th Gear provides 20 mph per 1000 rpm for relaxed cruising.

Clutch has an aluminum flywheel for quick spin-up



4 piston Wilwood Calipers (painted black with white Wilwood engraved lettering) on all 4 wheels as well as a Wilwood e-brake

Duel master cylinders with front/rear brake bias adjustment

Uprated EBC brake pads for better feel and bite



Front: The double front suspension geometry is optimized for camber. castor and roll-center height control.

As the S1 is intended for road and competition use. the innovative design allows for independent camber. castor and king-pin angle adjustment similar to modern Formula One cars. using a unique two-part billet machined aluminum upright.

Rear: A Mumford link is used to get the best handling and ride characteristics with the live rear axle. This link controls the lateral movement of the axle and has the distinct advantage of offering the best available roll center height control. keeping the roll center at optimal height. irrespective of the rear axle load.

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