Lotus 7 cars for sale

The Lotus 7 is a lightweight sports car that has a cult following in New Zealand. It was originally designed in the 1950s and has since been modified by Kiwi enthusiasts to suit local conditions.

The car is known for its nimble handling and impressive acceleration, thanks to its low weight and powerful engine. It typically has a 1.6-2.0 litre engine and can reach speeds of up to 200 km/h. The Lotus 7 is a popular choice for track days and hill climbs, and is often seen at motorsport events around the country.

Lotus 7

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We include in these search results any new and used vehicles for sale across New Zealand including the major centres such as Auckland (Auckland Region), Wellington (Wellington Region), Christchurch (Canterbury Region), Hamilton (Waikato Region), Tauranga (Bay of Plenty Region), Napier-Hastings (Hawke's Bay Region), Dunedin (Otago Region), Palmerston North (Manawatū Region), Nelson (Nelson Region), Queenstown (Otago Region), Rotorua (Bay of Plenty Region) and Whangārei (Northland Region).

Technical Specifications

  • Engine: 1.6L or 2.0L Ford inline-four engine
  • Horsepower: 120-150 hp
  • Weight: 500-600 kg
  • Top Speed: 185-200 km/h
  • Acceleration: 0-100 km/h in 4-6 seconds
  • Transmission: 4 or 5-speed manual
  • Suspension: Independent front and rear suspension
  • Brakes: Disc brakes on all four wheels
  • Body: Open two-seater with a tubular steel frame and aluminium body panels
  • Dimensions: Length: 3.5-3.8 metres, Width: 1.5-1.7 metres, Height: 0.9-1.1 metres

This is a guide – technical specifications may vary vehicle to vehicle.

Lotus 7 variants

Model Overview Tech Specs
Lotus 7 Series 1 Original model with lightweight design and minimal features. Engine: 1.2L or 1.5L
Horsepower: 40-60
Weight: 410-500kg
Lotus 7 Series 2 Improved suspension and larger engine options. Engine: 1.3L-1.6L
Horsepower: 60-126
Weight: 410-500kg
Caterham Seven 160 Entry-level model with modern features and fuel-efficient engine. Engine: 0.66L turbocharged
Horsepower: 80
Weight: 490kg
Caterham Seven 310 Mid-range model with sportier features and upgraded engine. Engine: 1.6L turbocharged
Horsepower: 152
Weight: 540kg
Caterham Seven 620 High-performance model with powerful engine and advanced suspension. Engine: 2.0L supercharged
Horsepower: 310
Weight: 545kg

Consult official manufacturer websites for the latest data.