THE CCW VIEW

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - Driving -

The Lo­tus Seven is some­thing of a para­dox, be­ing si­mul­ta­ne­ously the best and worst car you’re ever likely to drive. It won’t pro­tect you from the el­e­ments, it has no mod cons and its ride forces you to reval­u­ate what you pre­vi­ously con­sid­ered to be a firm suspension set-up. And yet its lev­els of grip, the pre­ci­sion of all of its con­trols and the im­me­di­acy of its ac­cel­er­a­tion con­spire to blow the Seven’s ri­vals out of the wa­ter.

For­get the prac­ti­cal­i­ties – this is a car that should be used purely for fun. In this re­gard it’s with­out com­pare, which is why, 60 years on, it’s a sports car that de­serves to be cel­e­brated.

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