|The ESTfield is a Lotus 7 replica essentially similar to
Colin Chapman's 1957 design.
The chassis dimensions are based loosely on those given by Ron Champion in his book "Build Your Own Sports Car for 250 Pounds". The tubular spaceframe chassis , be it steel or aluminium, is what makes a "Seven"; the drivetrain and outer body panels are more a question of taste and personal preference.
We at RaceTech have chosen the well proven and rugged Lada as
the principal donor vehicle for the ESTfield. This means
that in the majority of cases Lada forged front uprights and 98mm PCD hubs,
shortened steering arms, and Lada disc brakes are used at
the front, and the Lada live rear axle and drum brakes
are used at the back. However, Volvo front and rear axle components are
also used where weight and power output demand it. Choice of engine and gearbox is
left to the customer. So far, Audi, VW, Alfa Romeo, Toyota,
BMW, Moskvits, Nissan, Ford, Volvo, Chevrolet, and Lada engines have successfully been
fitted. Customers can choose between three kits that all contain our
professionally welded chassis adapted to suit the chosen drivetrain. All additional suspension components, body panels
in GRP and aluminium, and all other trim and accessories to finish the
car are manufactured or supplied by RaceTech. Alternatively, RaceTech
can also part or fully assemble cars, as required.
RaceTech Ltd is based in
Tartu, a university town with a population of 110 000 in
the south of Estonia, and has been manufacturing spares
and accessories for racing karts and offering engineering
subcontract services in Estonia and Scandinavia since
1992. In 1999 RaceTech's owner/manager, Valter Teppan,
made several trips to England with his son Indrek who was receiving racing driver tuition. In England the
very competitive and relatively low-cost racing series
using Lotus 7 type cars caught Valter's eye, and, after
consulting with Ron Champion, the author of the locost
idea, he decided to begin the task of introducing these
cars to Estonia. It soon became obvious that the best way
to do this was to harness the know-how and skilled
workforce he had built up at RaceTech.
The number of finished cars in Estonia meant that it was possible to start up an ESTfield race series in 2002 - see our racing page for more news. Now, as the next step, RaceTech has also begun to manufacture aluminium chassis.
As more cars are built a s/h market is also developing for finished and part-finished cars - see our For Sale page for more details.
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