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footsoldier

683 posts

78 months

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RacerMike said:
It's here at Rockingham testing with us today.....and my God does it look quick!
Do you know the laptimes?

smartypants

22,010 posts

55 months

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The Wookie said:
Cheers thumbup

If you spot me then come and say hi!
Will do!

Hunttheshunt

1,093 posts

126 months

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GranCab said:
With lights and 'plates please ...
+1 with aeroscreen, wrap around googles and a tight hat please!!

Zumbruk

4,853 posts

146 months

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HustleRussell said:
DaveH23 said:
FWDRacer said:
My only worry is that whilst the car gets "lairyer", the cage tubes don't get any thicker...
I refer you back to clarksons comment about TVR with no airbags or ABS.... Dont Crash it.
I've seen lots of racing Caterhams crashed HARD, they're surprizingly stiff. This doesn't necessarily make them 'safe', of course, but in my opinion the strength of the chassis tubes isn't the problem- it's the whole construction method of the car. If they hit something solid they decelerate a little bit too well.
I refer you to;

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8FE_N7oIPvc

blindswelledrat

22,538 posts

118 months

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I must be in the minority here.
Whilst I love it, 45k for a modestly powered engine welded into some steel bars seems extortionate.
Don't get me wrong, I am not a woman saying "How much??????", merely looking at this objectively.
Seriously, why does this cost more than something like a Focus St? What is your money being spent on?
I dont understand it at all.

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HustleRussell

6,417 posts

46 months

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blindswelledrat said:
I must be in the minority here.
Whilst I love it, 45k for a modestly powered engine welded into some steel bars seems extortionate.
Don't get me wrong, I am not a woman saying "How much??????", merely looking at this objectively.
Seriously, why does this cost more than something like a Focus St? What is your money being spent on?
I dont understand it at all.
rofl

dunno where to start with this one!

Krikkit

5,120 posts

67 months

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blindswelledrat said:
I must be in the minority here.
Whilst I love it, 45k for a modestly powered engine welded into some steel bars seems extortionate.
Don't get me wrong, I am not a woman saying "How much??????", merely looking at this objectively.
Seriously, why does this cost more than something like a Focus St? What is your money being spent on?
I dont understand it at all.
It costs them a lot of money to develop these engines, it might sound modestly powered, but development costs to make these reliable are massive. Couple that with the cost of making a quality product at the end of the day, not just bodge-welding a chassis together that'll hold it all, factor in a bit of profit to keep the company solvent, and it'll all add up.

HustleRussell

6,417 posts

46 months

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Plus of course Ford develop the Focus platform, and then produce and sell them by the million!

ETA: and then they share the platform with Volvo and Mazda who produce and sell millions more...

Edited by HustleRussell on Thursday 4th October 11:07

smartypants

22,010 posts

55 months

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HustleRussell said:
blindswelledrat said:
I must be in the minority here.
Whilst I love it, 45k for a modestly powered engine welded into some steel bars seems extortionate.
Don't get me wrong, I am not a woman saying "How much??????", merely looking at this objectively.
Seriously, why does this cost more than something like a Focus St? What is your money being spent on?
I dont understand it at all.
rofl

dunno where to start with this one!
It has to be a wind up rofl

scubadude

1,630 posts

83 months

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Furyblade_Lee said:
I honestly feel though unless they put a few driving / traction aids it will be too much for the road and they will have to be careful if they sanction an official roadgoing version. Someone will put one through IVA independently though I am sure. Some friends have kitcars / 7's with 3-400bhp and you would not want joe public riding round in those. You need to be a) a mentalist and b) have a fair degree of driving talent and restraint, or c), they will have a huge accident.
<mouth hanging open in shock smilie>

What?

I bet your some nutless looser who works in health and safety, has to do a risk accessment before using a toilet and buys bread thats pre-sliced and the crust is removed aren't you?

Joe Public does not buy Caterhams, you need to be informed and finaced to even consider one.

There needs to be risk in life, there needs to be 300bhp lightweight cars, there needs to be sharp points on scissors and some source of adrenalin- modern man is reduced to such a dribbling wreck by the nanny state as it is and you want driver aids on a powerful lightweight specialist car???

Christ- grow a real pair or hand your girlie ones in on the way out sunshine- this is a motoring forum FFS.


Good stuff Caterham, this looks awesome- PLEASE do not ever listen to boneheads like the above. The best traction control for a caterham is a rightfoot with a brain behind it.

Just IMVHO of course :-)

suffolk009

1,327 posts

51 months

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Krikkit said:
Or, for wet-weather work commutes, a set of waterproof overalls and full-face crash helmet!
I had a K R500 with an aeroscreen. Goggles for sunny days, lid and biker wets for the commute to Spa!

andy_s

9,853 posts

145 months

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HustleRussell said:
blindswelledrat said:
I must be in the minority here.
Whilst I love it, 45k for a modestly powered engine welded into some steel bars seems extortionate.
Don't get me wrong, I am not a woman saying "How much??????", merely looking at this objectively.
Seriously, why does this cost more than something like a Focus St? What is your money being spent on?
I dont understand it at all.
rofl

dunno where to start with this one!
Have a go anyway.

Davey S2

9,902 posts

140 months

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I'd be happy with the 140bhp Supersport.

cvega

197 posts

45 months

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45k ? yeah...no.

Bund

2,528 posts

107 months

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RacerMike said:
It's here at Rockingham testing with us today.....and my God does it look quick!
Ill be there on Saturday as Im looking to drive a Supersport next year. Are you supported?

Megaflow

4,808 posts

111 months

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How silly is that?




Fabulous...

hehe

I'll have mine with the bare minimum required to make it road legal please, light and plates. No of this heater or windscreen tat!

cloud9

blindswelledrat

22,538 posts

118 months

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smartypants said:
HustleRussell said:
blindswelledrat said:
I must be in the minority here.
Whilst I love it, 45k for a modestly powered engine welded into some steel bars seems extortionate.
Don't get me wrong, I am not a woman saying "How much??????", merely looking at this objectively.
Seriously, why does this cost more than something like a Focus St? What is your money being spent on?
I dont understand it at all.
rofl

dunno where to start with this one!
It has to be a wind up rofl
Instead of making snide and childish "rofls" perhaps try and explain why one of these is worth £45k, as per my confusion. You know, like adults do when they discuss stuff?
Obviously my descrition is an exaggeration to emphasise the point, but regardless of your derisory responses, the point is still valid. I cannot work out why this car costs £45k.
If it is as simple as you both think, explain it.

EggsBenedict

769 posts

60 months

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scubadude said:
Furyblade_Lee said:
I honestly feel though unless they put a few driving / traction aids it will be too much for the road and they will have to be careful if they sanction an official roadgoing version. Someone will put one through IVA independently though I am sure. Some friends have kitcars / 7's with 3-400bhp and you would not want joe public riding round in those. You need to be a) a mentalist and b) have a fair degree of driving talent and restraint, or c), they will have a huge accident.
<mouth hanging open in shock smilie>

What?

I bet your some nutless looser who works in health and safety, has to do a risk accessment before using a toilet and buys bread thats pre-sliced and the crust is removed aren't you?

Joe Public does not buy Caterhams, you need to be informed and finaced to even consider one.

There needs to be risk in life, there needs to be 300bhp lightweight cars, there needs to be sharp points on scissors and some source of adrenalin- modern man is reduced to such a dribbling wreck by the nanny state as it is and you want driver aids on a powerful lightweight specialist car???

Christ- grow a real pair or hand your girlie ones in on the way out sunshine- this is a motoring forum FFS.


Good stuff Caterham, this looks awesome- PLEASE do not ever listen to boneheads like the above. The best traction control for a caterham is a rightfoot with a brain behind it.

Just IMVHO of course :-)
Yeah, because doing this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HWE07IKJU98 on the road is just so realistic...

ewenm

27,006 posts

131 months

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blindswelledrat said:
I cannot work out why this car costs £45k. If it is as simple as you both think, explain it.
It fits in there in Caterham's product range. If you look at what stuff you get for your £45k, then it looks expensive. If you look at what other new cars at £45k offer similar performance, it makes more sense and in fact looks like very good performance for money.

They are a business rather than a charity of course.

_Leg_

820 posts

97 months

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thinfourth2 said:
You can always tell those that have never owned a caterham

They want the wet weather gear

Caterham owners normally realise a hat is far more sensible, lighter, cheaper and crucially dryer
Whilst Ive never owned a caterham Ive had a couple of sevens (currently no windscreen never mind doors).

The general method of avoiding getting wet when the rain comes has always been, accelerate.

It goes over the top then. Mostly.
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