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Old 10-22-2010, 12:28 AM   #1
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Default street legal cars like ariel atom

does such a thing exist? I was wondering if there was something cheaper than going the atom or x-bow route
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Old 10-22-2010, 12:31 AM   #2
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Like it in what way? Ultra-light, ridiculous performance? Or just some sort of 2 seater that is either a kit or custom?
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Old 10-22-2010, 12:40 AM   #3
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Like it in what way? Ultra-light, ridiculous performance? Or just some sort of 2 seater that is either a kit or custom?
ultra-light, ridiculous performance. will probably track, but not liking the idea of buying a trailer for something like that
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Old 10-22-2010, 12:41 AM   #4
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They're called 'motorcycles.'
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Old 10-22-2010, 12:48 AM   #5
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They're called 'motorcycles.'
I'm into vehicles with 4 wheels at the moment
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Old 10-22-2010, 12:52 AM   #6
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I'm into vehicles with 4 wheels at the moment
How 'bout we meet in the middle and you get a trike?
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Old 10-22-2010, 12:54 AM   #7
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You can get the Atom to be street legal, but you'll have to get a special exemption most places.

http://www.andysatom.com/legal.html

Wow, only 500 a year in California (as in 500 exempt slots for all "kit" cars).
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Old 10-22-2010, 12:57 AM   #8
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How 'bout we meet in the middle and you get a trike?
Or maybe one of these:
http://www.campagnamotors.com/
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Old 10-22-2010, 01:05 AM   #9
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Caterham R500. http://www.caterham.co.uk/assets/htm...lightr500.html
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That R500 definitely isn't street legal. Practically no windsheild/windscreen. Other Caterhams are though. Of course there's also Lotus cars but comapred to Caterhams they've heavyweights.
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Old 10-22-2010, 01:55 AM   #11
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T-rex

http://www.campagnamotors.com/

darkswordsman17 beat me to it.
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Old 10-22-2010, 02:11 AM   #12
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T-rex

http://www.campagnamotors.com/

darkswordsman17 beat me to it.
I read a review the T-rex doesn't handle as well as car w/4 wheels but is heavier than a motorcycle...

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Old 10-22-2010, 03:29 AM   #13
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That R500 definitely isn't street legal. Practically no windsheild/windscreen. Other Caterhams are though. Of course there's also Lotus cars but comapred to Caterhams they've heavyweights.
Just checking you know the origins of the super 7...
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Old 10-22-2010, 03:43 AM   #14
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Just checking you know the origins of the super 7...
Yea I know the Super 7 is based off a Lotus 7 but wasn't that Lotus car only in the 60's that they based it off of?
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Old 10-22-2010, 06:10 AM   #15
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Yea I know the Super 7 is based off a Lotus 7 but wasn't that Lotus car only in the 60's that they based it off of?
according to wikepedia, production ran from 1957 to 1972 and taken over by caterham after that.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lotus_7

the caterham is based on the series 3 version.
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http://www.uscaterham.com/showroom/csr.html

Bam, windscreen. Plus a heater is standard and you can get the weather package.
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Old 10-22-2010, 10:31 AM   #17
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Don't laugh, but you can make a VW based "dune buggy" that will positively roxor your soxors. Build one for the street, It should come in well under 1800 LB. That is no 506 KG Caterham, but you could build a set of 4 and have your own races with friends for the same coin
The aircooleds can make upwards of 250 HP if you have the money to do it.
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Old 10-22-2010, 11:31 AM   #18
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Old 10-22-2010, 12:10 PM   #19
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Here you go: http://www.palatov.com/cars/dp4.html

Just what you're looking for. The builder has four levels from the 200hp DP4 to the DP1 with 2lb/hp. They all weigh around 800-1200lbs and can be easily made street legal from what I read on the site (maybe even sold street-legal?). Click on the "Cars" tab on the left for all the specs and pricing. Videos are under the "Gallery" tab.
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Here you go: http://www.palatov.com/cars/dp4.html

Just what you're looking for. The builder has four levels from the 200hp DP4 to the DP1 with 2lb/hp. They all weigh around 800-1200lbs and can be easily made street legal from what I read on the site (maybe even sold street-legal?). Click on the "Cars" tab on the left for all the specs and pricing. Videos are under the "Gallery" tab.
From the link: there are no streetable options offered.
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The DP1 is incredible. With just the engine coming in at $27,700 I can imagine the DP1 as a complete package will be very expensive.

I think anything you make yourself can be dubbed a "kit car" and then register it. There are a million variations on this type of kit car which aren't insanely expensive, but definitely not for the faint of heart. These guys offer a "ready to drive" option with an LS1 for $36k, in a car that weighs 1500lbs.
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That R500 definitely isn't street legal. Practically no windsheild/windscreen. Other Caterhams are though. Of course there's also Lotus cars but comapred to Caterhams they've heavyweights.
I'm pretty sure it'd be legal in my state. Some neighbors of mine built a little dunebuggy type thing they drove around town in. I assume it was legal because they had a license plate for it.
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I'm pretty sure it'd be legal in my state. Some neighbors of mine built a little dunebuggy type thing they drove around town in. I assume it was legal because they had a license plate for it.
That is because it used to be a VW.
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That is because it used to be a VW.
Maybe you're right. Looked like this.

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