When it comes to cars, some are more involved than others. The original Lotus Seven isn’t one of those cars you can just get in anytime you want and go to the grocery store—there’s an entire lifestyle around it you have to commit to.
Maxime Gransart, subject of this latest Petrolicious video starring a Lotus Seven, explains this lifestyle well. It provides an experience that no other cars can, at the cost of being extremely minimalistic—there’s no roof, no climate control, and barely any room in the cockpit. While some people aren’t able to accept these compromises, Gransart accepts them with open arms, as he knows it’s what makes the original Seven so great.
Petrolicious put together a wonderful video showing Gransart’s passion for his car and vintage motorsport, which you can watch right here. (Make sure to turn closed captions on, as Gransart only speaks French throughout the video.)