Brilliant new video here from Evo Magazine founder, Harry Metcalfe, detailing the rather interesting engineering specs and idiosyncrasies of his 1972 Lotus Elan Sprint.
To see the massive, modern 20 inch Maserati wheel parked-up next to the Elan’s teeny 13 x 4 inch wheel is not only amusing but incredibly telling in mapping out the 40-year gap in automotive trends and the present day needs for harnessing power with monstrous levels of grip in these horsepower-obsessed times. I also love the fact that the Elan weighs a paltry 700 kg and easily out-performs most cars of this niche on any given day… and it’s a 50 year-old design…!
He even takes us for an onboard drive – what a noise…!
I’ve always loved and admired these cars. Now I want one more than ever before…