The Tiger HS6 is our tribute to the classic Lotus 6. With our long history of producing this type of car, we felt it appropriate to launch a car that reflected the design that started a legend.
The period look however, is not just on the surface. The engine, gearbox, axles, hubs etc., can all be sourced from early donor cars to give your finished HS6 an authentic look and feel, inside and out.
An ideal donor for the HS6 would be the Triumph Herald or Spitfire. These are plentiful, and are readily available with decaying bodies but excellent mechanical parts. Even the E93A or 100e side valve engine from an old Ford would look very authentic and work well.
The kit has been designed to enable the customer to adapt their build to cater for preferences on the degree of period authenticity, versus ultimate performance, especially as brand new high performance engines and transmissions can also fitted.
The Triumph Herald for example, will provide, amongst other items, the Engine, Gearbox, Hubs, and even the instrumentation. The rear axle can be sourced from various old cars – like Escort, MG and others.
The starter kit package includes the steel chassis finished in period Lotus type grey powder coat and the aluminium tub shaped and pre-fitted for you. The bonnet is also supplied in Aluminium. All other body parts supplied in the starter kit are GRP.
All parts can be obtained from Tiger from their massive parts department, either with the kit, or they can be purchased in stages as the build progresses. The rear axle will need to be modified to take the 4 trailing arms – Tiger can modify and weld on the required brackets for these on your choice of axle.
The HS6 is of course available as a factory built car with IVA and road tax and registration carried out by Tiger.