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where did this come from? Never heard of it before. I'm sure it's a blast to drive, it looks very familiar from some angles, but I can't quite place it. Perhaps there's elements of old school TVR in the front end....anyone else see some likenesses to other cars?
The work of Caterham’s ex-technical director, Jez Coates, the intriguingly named Zolfe Classic GTC4 is a front-engined, rear-drive two-seater that has been designed primarily to be driven on the road. It will also, you suspect, prove indecently rapid at track days. There are no frills and there is very little in the way of luxury.
If the name – not the Zolfe Car Company or even Zolfe Cars, just Zolfe – sounds a little bit clunky, the car itself is anything but. F...Read the full article
[quote curious_insider]..anyone else see some likenesses to other cars?[/quote]
When I saw the photograph,the front, I thought it was customized Porsche, made by some individual manufacturer.
[quote RadeB]When I saw the photograph,the front, I thought it was customized Porsche, made by some individual manufacturer.[/quote]
I See Elise in the front end and then TVR 3000M generally. As to my avatar RadeB, it's not apocalyptic, I merely forgot to remove my cycle helmet prior to a brain x-ray. The helmet is visible, my brain somewhat harder to find.
Porsche bonnet, Merc 300SL front wheel arches. ubiquitious Kamm tail. It's a mish-mash of many cars. Very 1980's. The cabin roof looks too fat for the car, needs smaller driver.
They're all in there somewhere- TVR, Austin Healey, Lotus, Marcos, Ginetta, well, perhaps not Austin Healey? It looks like something Ginetta/TVR would have done 30 years ago. Not necessarily a bad thing but when you go to the effort of 'designing' something, why not give it the quality of being designed?
This is more of a retrospective condensing of other brands' pasts.
I am not a robot
It's a shame that so many of these small manufacturers don't put any effort into making their cars look as a good as they drive. It sounds as though this has a great chassis, but it looks so rubbish I wouldn't even consider it.
No excuse when the UK has two of the best automotive design schools in the world - get some of their students to style your car as a project, or offer a placement.
[quote Leslie Brook]The helmet is visible, my brain somewhat harder to find.[/quote]
Nice smile anyway.
'I got properly carried away in it at one point and found myself driving
in a manner that I haven’t done for a very long time indeed on the
A flash of brilliance there from Sutcliffe. That is the whole point of such a car - I love the 80's looks myself think it's unintentionally really cool.
Bring back steel wheels.
Apart from the colour and the name, I love it. Really clever to get the weight down so low.