This is not a restomod. This is not a continuation. This is an all-new, old Lotus. Pray silence for the arrival of the Type 66, a 1970 project that never saw the light of day. Until now. Wind the clock back 53 years, and designer Colin Chapman, busy dominating Formula 1, asked Lotus draughtsman Geoff Ferris to come up with a design that would do the same in the lucrative Can-Am series across the pond. Lotus’s success in F1 meant the plan never went beyond the drawings and model stage… until now.

The Type 66 stays true to the original designs, and at its heart is a period-correct V8 push-rod engine (complete with an aluminium forged crank, rod and pistons), delivering 830bhp at 8,800rpm and 550lb ft at 7,400rpm. Want one? Only 10 will be built, each costing more than £1 million. But who can put a price on coasting past a 911 GT3 while wearing a scarf and goggles?

00:00 Intro
00:51 The Story
01:51 The Design
02:55 Engine and Specs
04:07 The Seat
05:20 Engine Revving
05:31 Conclusion

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