4.5 Lbs Per HP: 2008 Locost Custom Lotus 7

Locust: a type of grasshopper that travels in very large groups and that can cause great destruction by eating crops.*

Locost: a type of custom Lotus 7 replica that travels alone and can cause great destruction by killing its driver.

Find this 2008 Locost Custom “Lotus” 7 offered for $10,500 in London, ON, Canada via kijiji.ca.

The original Lotus 7 was designed by madman Colin Chapman as the ultimate in the spirit of “simplify, then add lightness” — and today we’ve got a custom built replica that updates that original mantra to “simplify, then add V8.”

If you have any doubts that this won’t be the best $10k you’ve ever spend on an automobile, just watch this video on youtube and then come back here when you are ready to apologize for being wrong.

Under the hood is a 5.7 liter Chevrolet LT1 V8 taken from a 1994 Camaro which could easily produce something in the 350 horsepower range when equipped with headers and tuned for burnouts. Behind the V8 is a T56 6-speed manual gearbox and the world’s shortest driveshaft leading to the rear end.

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*From Merriam-Webster.