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aeronca65t
01-05-2004, 10:31 AM
The Stylus: a neat, Welsh-based car. Generally sold as a kit, but also available turn-key. Most are supplied with Ford Z-tech engines but there are lots of other choices.

Info:
http://www.spycar.com/detailing.htm


http://www.spycar.com/images/car_c20bl.jpg

aerog
01-05-2004, 10:51 AM
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Basil
01-05-2004, 11:31 AM
I like it! Kind of a cross between a Lotus and a Miata!

Basil

ThomP
01-05-2004, 07:58 PM
Basil

If you look at the picture of an early Lotus Elan, I think you'll see where the Miata came from.....

I guess that would make this can another Lotus derrivative

A rear view (http://www.lotuselan.net/uploads/image.php?image=http://www.lotuselan.net/uploads/sports_car_graphic_64_7_pic1.jpg)

A Front view (http://www.lotuselan.net/uploads/image.php?image=http://www.lotuselan.net/uploads/sports_car_graphic_64_7_pic4.jpg)

PC
01-05-2004, 08:55 PM
I'd say the Stylus is reminiscent of the sports cars of the late fifties/early sixties like the Devin, Lister or Cheetah.

Minor complaint - What's with the DeDion suspension? All the complexity of an IRS but without actually being independent?

Somebody needs to make a car like this for the US, one that's based on parts that are readily available over here (and with a real IRS).


PC.

aeronca65t
01-06-2004, 08:05 AM
<blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><hr>Originally posted by PC:

...Somebody needs to make a car like this for the US, one that's based on parts that are readily available over here (and with a real IRS).

PC.<hr></blockquote>


How's this?

http://www.motoamericainc.com/G20.htm

ThomP
01-06-2004, 10:22 AM
The Ginetta appears to be a "Sports Car" at 220hp per ton rather than that GM thing at 119hp per ton. Of course, I'll bet the Ginetta doesn't have air conditioning, power top, or even roll up windows at 1330 pounds!

The 770 area code implys Atlanta as the home of this automobile. Are they some how associated with Panoz? Is Atlanta the new "hot bed" of the US auto industry?

PC
01-07-2004, 04:14 AM
<blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><hr>Originally posted by aeronca65t:



How's this?

http://www.motoamericainc.com/G20.htm<hr></blockquote>


The Ginetta, as brought to the US, doesn't even have doors.

I've long thought about a Ginetta but the donor cars for the standard versions are difficult to come by over here. Motoamerica has the right idea, converting a G20 to a Mazda driveline, but no doors? Why not the G27? The G40 would be ideal but even in the UK it's only sold as a complete car.

I can live without AC or power windows (my Jensen Healey has neither) but to be a street car I think you still need to have at least some tiny hint of practicality. Are you really going to ask your wife/girlfriend/date/mom/partner/significant other/whatever to leap into the cockpit?

At that point I'll just ride a motorcycle.


PC.

PC
01-07-2004, 04:21 AM
<blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><hr>Originally posted by ThomP:
Is Atlanta the new "hot bed" of the US auto industry?<hr></blockquote>

Having Road Atlanta in the backyard makes it a Mecca for sports cars. Being south of the Mason-Dixon-NASCAR line means ready access to a substantial automotive performance industry base.


PC.

tony barnhill
01-07-2004, 04:36 AM
Have you seen the new hot bed track in Birmingham, AL? Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum &Roadracing Track