Non exhaustive and incomplete list of the variety of Lotus Seven Replicas Worldwide   M to Z




Locost based Seven – Mac#1 ZR (with Pino or Zetec engine) Mac#1 9R (Fireblade engine)  -



2001 - Locost based Seven, but wider – Madgwick Roadster – space frame with alloy panels – GRP wings and nose – Ford or Vauxhall engines – IRS rear suspension - only in kit form -



built by ex Ford man Mike Eydman – pull rod front and rear suspension – space frame – F1 like body with hammerhead nose – fully enclosed underside – only a couple were sold for competition purposes



Mallorca – 1975 -?? – Spanish version of the Caterham SIV model built by Hispano Aleman – body and chassis were modified to accept Seat power plants – only few were made



1987-1991 – Seven sold by Fournier Marcadier – small body (90cm) from 1987 to 1989 – wide body (100cm) from 1989 to 1991 – Fiat Twin Cam engines – approx 50 built



1986-1996 – Martin GMOMartin Automobiles built a French version of the Seven, originally copied from a Donkervoort chassis – had to undergo a crash test (with flying colours) to get French homologation -

Series 1 – Triumph front suspension – Pinto engine – live axle

Series 2 – wider wings – modified chassis – Sierra front suspension

Series 3 – higher bonnet – Zetec engine – very little built

Approx 500 cars built in total



Mc Gregor Clubman  (Clubman V8) - Space frame chassis, fully triangulated and welded by certified welders – GRP body – Escort, Sierra or Toyota based Seven replica – a V8 version is available – live axle – as kit & turnkey cars



1990 – MCC Super Seven – Seven based on the Fejer Racing project (Canadian Sports Cars Company) – Motor Carriage Concepts Inc made the car wider and longer and was powered by a Toyota TC engine – sold in component form from 2003 on



1988 – Mirach Roadster - futuristically Seven – V8 Rover engine – 10 cars built (company then closed and rights went to South Western Engineering)



1994-1996 - Mitsuoka ZERO-1 - Japanese Seven lookalike – space frame chassis – independent suspension front and rear - very complete car with airbags, etc..- exhibited at Tokyo Motor show in 2003 again

There is also a Classic Type F model (1996-2000) ..



2000 – MK Indy (IRS suspension) - Locost based Seven – space frame chassis – GRP body – automobile and motorcycle engines - also supplies pieces for the Locost builder – in kit or as turnkey



MNR Vortx RT and MNR Vortx RT Super (from 2003 on)

Marc Nordon Racing Company is formed in 2000 as racing car rental business.

It has one of the largest cabin areas, pushrod front inboard suspension, round section chassis tubing. The chassis can take a large range of different engines.

NEW SEVEN (one off)


New Seven – one off – built with autocross in mind, but could be suitable for road use too – VW Golf engine installed in the rear of the space frame chassis – very spacious cockpit due to lack of transmission tunnel



Nova Import made a Dutch Rush Mohr version – Nova Seven

O & C


O&C Sport – O&C Sprint - Oldham & Crowther built a couple of pretty unbeatable race cars. They were mechanically competent, but stylistically it wasn't a success. The specifications changed every other day and the finishing quality was poor. They used donor parts from several cars. Enthusiasts just preferred their know Ford brand. Just some cars were built for racing. (1984 – 1988)



Omatic planned to build cars in Spain and exported them to the UK – chassis was aluminium and honeycomb – bodywork in carbon fibre – aerodynamic spoilers front and rear on the top models – 5 models: Verde, Azul, Amarillo, Anaranjado, Rojo – Daewoo 1600 and Honda 2 litres VTEC engines – 2 years unlimited mileage warranty – the company suddenly ceased



Panoz Roadster – bought the TMC company and developed the TMC Costin's chassis to build the Panoz -  Ford V8 engine – only sold as turney car



Built the Seven Plus (1987 – 2006)

PORTUS (one off)


Portus – one off from 1989 – Lotus SII with Porsche 911 engine and Porsche 914 gearbox mounted in the back of the car – achieved several wins in SCCA Divisionals (1989)



1978 – the PRB Clubman was mostly used as a racer – won a lot of titles between 1987 & 1991.

Later on they made use of honeycomb panels for floor board and other places – 40 of these "hybrid" types were built

Last evolution is a Honeycomb monocoque chassis

Engines were mostly Toyota 4AGE

PRB S2 – new 4" wider chassis – Mazda 2000 Duratec or Honda S2000 engine



LA Locost & LA Gold

The Procomp Company builds the LA Gold with an in house chassis, mainly for Track use. Some of their cars are road legal.

The Procomp Locost is especially built for the 750MC Locost Championship.



Quantum Xtreme - Modern version of the Seven – Stainless steel monocoque chassis (stress resistant Nyrosta) – independent front suspension with inboard coil over shocks – IRS rear suspension – bodywork in GRP – Ford engines and even a V8 Rover powered version – sold in kit form



1990-1992 – Racecorp LAR (Light Auto Roadster) – built by Racecorp WKG Ltd – (this was a composite manager for the Arrows F1 team) - space frame – there was a later IRS version and even a V8 version – only available as kit.

The company went into the boat building business and sold the rights to Eldon Autokits in 1992



Black Brick – 1980 – base was a Caterham that had a bad racing accident – it was drastically modified with front spoilers, rear wings, pontoons on the body sides, rigid top,… - evoluted from BB to BB2, BB3, BB4 and then Slippery Brick (1984)



2002 – Raw Striker – Raw Engineering bought the rights from Sylva Autokits – They made the Sylva Striker evolute with Toyota 4AGE engines –

in 1999 they also introduced the Raw Rage (bodywork and chassis are supplied by Stuart Taylor Motorsport) – engines are mostly Toyota 4AGE.



2002 - Razer type E

this is the previous Eldon Roadster  (see Eldon Autokits)



RCB Seventy SevenRCB 77 kits & turnkey cars are built from new parts – spaceframe chassis – Zetec engines and Opel engines – IRS or rigid rear axle at the rear – also has a "chopped top" version with wrap around windscreen and rigid doors



In 1990 RM Classics claimed to be the largest Seven manufacturer in the world – in the 80's they started by building a Countach replica – Then they offered the Seven in 2 versions, the RM7 (standard version with clamshells) and the RM8 (more luxurious, longer & wider with cycle wings) – cars were sold as turnkey only, completely built with new parts and tested– they were equipped with a Stainless Steel front and rear bumper – in 1990 RM had 45 staff employees and built 20 cars per month – court problems with Caterham & Westfield in 1990 meant the end of RM – TIGER tried to import RM in the UK



Cheap Seven replica – the aim of the Company was to offer the cheapest Seven.

1989 – RS TR7 – had a kind of space frame chassis with a separate sub-frame supporting the donor car’s suspension and radiator, polished steel panelling & TR7 mechanics (kit price was 995£)

As the chassis was too expensive to manufacture, in

1990, the Robin Hood S7 replaced it – this replica had a monocoque chassis, made of folded stainless steel panels and a sub-frame to carry the suspension (donor car was the Triumph Dolomite, from 1991 on, the Cortina)

1998 - the 2B (tubey) model had a space frame, made of 38mm round section tube that was computer bent (this could be welded together easily and very fast at the intersects = lower cost) –

As newest model, they launched an Aluminium monocoque version of the Seven (sold as separate pre-cut aluminium plates to rivet together)

The company was sold to Great British Sports Cars on 25 September 2006.



1981 – Rotus Seven – Maryland - with help of an engineer, Rotus Limited built a chassis based on the measurements taken from the most competitive Formula Ford racers for wheelbase and track width – the chassis was roomier and fully triangulated – bodywork in GRP – inboard front suspension  that eliminated bump steer – live rear axle – Toyota & Mazda engines – some GM V6 cars and even V8’s (Rotus Eight) – offered as kit or turnkey




SR2 & LM1 – The company was started around 2008 by Kevin Hickling. Road Runner Racing Ltd first built the SR1 based on the MK equipped with a bike engine. About 15 of these were built. In 2010 they built their first SR2 based on a Mazda MX5 single donor car.

In November 2010 the Company was purchased by the Automotive Repair Company, specialised in the Mazda MX5. The company continues under the RRR brand. They now have built one with the Chevrolet 5700 V8 LS1 engine as well. The LM1 is a much modified version of the SR1 with a new bodywork. It is still in development



1998 – RT Blaze – Locust type Seven – four rail ladder frame and MDF body tub.




Ruiter - Launched in 1992 – wider, longer version of the Seven – complicated suspension elaborated with Koni – Rover V8 engine – sold only 30 kits and 10 turnkey cars



Rush Mohr - The German version of the Seven – the first German Seven replica builder - the chassis is very Westfield look-alike – Rush was the German agent for the Dax Tojeiro Cobra replica, Rush did a part exchange with Dax UK – they provided the Seven kit to Dax, and Dax provided the Cobra kit to Rush.

SEVEN ELEVEN (one off)


Seven Eleven – one off by Adrien Schagen - a Lotus Eleven chassis was used as basis for a Seven – IRS from Lotus Elite – Lotus Elite front suspension – FEW Coventry Climax SOHC engine from Lotus Elite – wire wheels




EKC Equilibrium Kit Cars is approved since October 2015 by Mills Extreme Vehicules Ltd as the sole manufacturer of the Sonic7, a MEV7 version with more bodywork. This is a more modern idea of the Seven, with Ford Focus mid-engine and rear wheel drive. It has a square tube spaceframe with GRP bodywork.



SPD Super SportSports Power Drive - steel tube space frame  with integral roll bar – carbon fibre body work – independent suspension front and rear – Ford Sierra donor car – from starter kit to turnkey car




1959-1961 - Speedex 750, Speedex Seven, Speedex Austin SevenSpeedex Castings and Accessories Ltd built solely for the 750 Motor Club races – space frame chassis, alloy bodywork, inspired by the Lotus – approx 200 kits were sold – after that, in 1961, they started the company MARCOS



1985-1988 – Spyder Silverstone – the Spyder Engineering Company started by offering a better replacement chassis for Mallock and Lotus - Vindicator looking Sevens – special chassis – the back module with IRS was sold to special builders as replacement for aging Sevens – bodywork in GRP – alu doors – optional hard top - only 40 made – Ford & Toyota Twin Cam engines – the car was too expensive to build and ceased the Silverstone in 1988




SSC Car E1, SSC SuperCatSouthways Sports Cars bought the rights for the Cat E1 and SuperCat from Tigerracing in 2010. They tried to renew the model using Mazda MX-5 running gear. Time lack, but mostly the fact that both models were out of date made that only a handful SSC SuperCats were built. The models were definitively discontinued on 31 December 2014.



Lotus sold a part of the remaining SIV models to Caterham cars + a set of jigs. Steel Brothers bought the remaining cars, bits, moulds and the second set of jigs – once all SIV cars were built, the new cars had to change name – their cars were reinforced and they built their own, more curvaceous body – the Steel Brothers Series 4 was sold as turnkey car only – the project was abandoned when Twin Cam engines were no more available, and by the new safety legislation in New Zealand, witch rendered the car illegal for registration – the NZ Lotus Club acquired all jigs, tools and moulds…



Sniper Seven - VM based Seven replica made by Sterkendries




Stimulator – Appeared at the Newark Kit Car Event in the mid Eighties - Longer, wider and bigger Seven look-alike – Alfa 2 litres turbo or Rover V8 engined – very high engine bay - only a couple made



Super 8 - The only trace of these was on ebay – 2001 – Jaguar rear suspension – Ford 5.0 V8 engine – auto or manual transmission - … only trace of 3 cars




S1 Seven replica built by Superformance High Tech Automotive Company

Tubular space frame – GRP, carbon or Kevlar bodywork – heated front windscreen – fibreglass doors with opening windows – live axle is located and sprung in a different manner – curved windscreen – fully enclosed under tray – rear diffuser – constructed with all new parts and sold as turnkey car only



1985 – Sylva Striker - an original Seven model – more race orientated – very light space frame – GRP bodywork – Ford engines and even Mazda rotary engines – approx 400 kits were produced - the Sylva Autokits Company started in 1982 with the Sylva Star (race car with enveloping body) and the Sylva Leader in 1984 (twin rail ladderchassis) – the Striker scored 750 Motor Club Championships in 1990, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1997 and 1999! – the jigs and tools of the Striker were sold to Raw Engineering in 2002



Locust model - Seven replica in plywood on a ladder chassis – T&J Sportscars bought the original JC Sportscars Locust and modified it to accept the Ford X-flow engine and rear axle.

White Rose Vehicles became the Locust’s sole agent.

In 2000 the Locust was passed on to BWE Sportscars

T&J also built the Hornet model – a somewhat upmarket version of the Locust (more interior space and takes Ford Cortina as donor car)



1990 - Originally, Tiger Sports Cars imported the South African RM Seven into the UK – but due to copyright problems with Westfield (chassis) and Caterham (styling), they decided to build their own models.

The 6 imported RM's (less engine) went to Caterham Cars – they decided to build their own Seven

1991: Tiger Super Six - VW Golf front lower wishbones, hubs, - disconinued

1997: Tiger Cat E1 - single donor Ford Sierra – discontinued by Tiger: rights sold to Southways Automotive (Southway Sports Cars) in 2010

2000: Tiger SuperCat – larger version of the Cat E1 – discontinued by Tiger: rights sold to Southways Automotive in 2010

2003: Tiger B6 (Bike engines)

2001: Tiger Avon (as reply to the Locost Sevens – Tigerracing  bought the jigs and design from Phoenix Automotive)

Other models: Tiger R6, Tiger R10, Tiger RS6, Tiger Z100, Tiger Aviator, Tiger HS6, Tiger ERA 30, Tiger HSS



1983 - TMC Costin – strange looking Seven – curved front (even the windscreen with built in roll over bar) and a harsh back – ultra stiff space frame – GRP floor – targa top available – the car's sophistication and Irish taxes killed the TMC Costin  in 1987 - only 26 built



2006 – Toniq R - modern version of the Seven – spaceframe chassis (Stuart Taylor Motorsport) and GRP body – Zetec or Fireblade engine



1999 – Tornado Raptor V8Tornado Sports Cars - Seven look-alike completely built around the Rover V8 engine – larger than the usual Seven – independent suspension front and rear – sold in kit form



1984-1992 – Tripos R8I – very rounded body – curved windscreen – first car had an Alfa Twin Cam engine, later cars were with Ford X-flow engine – only 6 cars built




XX-2002 – Triton - space frame chassis – live axle or IRS – Triton Sports Cars sold the jigs & tools to Deanfield Motorsport in 2002




VMC Seven replica – Victor Motor Cars from Slovenia built a replica on VW Beetle basis

Ljubljana – Slovenia   




Modern Spanish version of the Seven – Lombardini 505cc rear engine with Variomatic transmission.

5,4 BHP 40 km/h version from 16years on and 30 BHP 95km/h version

350 to 400 kg – approx 20.000€



1980-1995 - Viking Sport Roadster – fashioned after the Lotus Seven with good build quality – sold to Laminar Concepts in 1995




1990 – Vindicator SR (Sport Roadster)

1991 – Vindicator Sprint

V8 model in 1996

Seven look-alike with awkward styling – engine fitted well back – Ford donor car – IRS rear suspension - even exists as 4 seater! (Vindicator Sprint Family) – sold in kit or as turnkey car



VM Seventy seven - Evolution of the Rush – IRS or rigid rear axle – space frame – GRP bodywork – Ford Zetec or Opel Ecotec engines



WCM UltraliteWorld Class Motorsport first built Seven replicas for a dealer – decided to build it’s own Seven – had to accommodate larger drivers – space frame chassis – GRP or Carbon fibre bonnet – alloy bodywork – Honda S2000 engine (S2K) or Hayabusa engine (Ultrabusa) - RX7 rear axle – foam filled fuel tank – integral roll bar – as rolling chassis or turnkey car



Westfield started by building the Eleven, a copy of the Lotus, but with Midget mecanics.

In 1983 Westfield's first Seven model was a Seven Replica with Lotus S1 looks. (100 were made)

1986 – Seven SE (Lotus S3 look) – some were all aluminium bodied Sevens, other with GRP body (450 cars were built before the legal problems with Caterham – this is called the Pré Lit model)

They redesigned the car and came up with the Westfield SE and SEi (IRS) - All future models were built in GRP and with modified looks.

1991 – Westfield Seight – V8 power

they have a large selection of cars, automobile powered or motorcycle powered.

Their latest model has the Mazda MX5 as donor car.

sold in kit form or as turnkey car



Locust model – White Rose Vehicules bought the Seven replica in plywood on a ladder chassis from T&J Sportscars

Stopped in 1999.



1997 – Wiba - one Seven replica built – close copy of the Lotus SIII – Sierra engine & gearbox, escort live axle – used as showcase for their abilities at prototype construction

WOODLEY (one off)


Woodley 750 special – one off – built in 1963 by a F1 mechanic – scaled at 9/10 of the Lotus Seven – space frame chassis – Lotus F1 Type 18 nose cone – series 2 rear wings – alloy panelling  - prepared Austin Seven engine and transmission -



Tiger Z-100 - Z-car - Extreme twin motorcycle powered Sevens on Westfield or Tiger bases.



For more information concerning the different Lotus Seven Replica's, see:

- Book – Lotus Seven & The Independents by Dennis Ortenburger – Coterie Press – ISBN 1-902351-12-6

- Wikipedia website

- Allcarindex website

- Google or other searching machine

- Etc…