I'm contemplating swapping the Elise for a a Cat 7.
Has anyone else done this?
All comments welcome!
Ok depends upon your expectation, the elise is probably more livable certainly pretty in comparison, Things to consider
Roadsport.......these are quick and good for touring they are just optimised that way are they slow, nope on a track day a 18K series will easily keep tabs on a exige with the right Driver.
Superlight....an article once wrote about a old Superlight R as being all Fur and Claws Superlight R is very quick quicker than you can exploit on the road fully same goes for the R400 which is essentially in the same line powerwise I can only say it feels like it rips a hole in time and space :-) R500 even quicker
The inside of the K series gets hot on the passenger side (mainly the superlights) the roadsports are not so bad, the more recent duratec the Driver gets the heat.
So if you are going for a Caterham decide what you are mainly going to use it for, can you tour in a Caterham yes you can, Softbits for sevens http://www.softbitsforsevens.co.uk/
provide good accesories such as tunnel bags and half hoods.
One thing that can happen is that if you drive into standing water, the water comes up along the body between the doors and in my case came in like a fountain, I could not have got any wetter if I had jumped in to a lake, (its only happened once).
But and I have to say its a huge but.......They are so joyfull to drive you forgive the basic nature of the car and what has been said many times if you 'get' what they are about you wont go back they are stupendus I have had two over the past 15 years and would never ever give mine up..........like most 7 owners you find you would turn to crime to keep it :-)
(only joking about the crime bit)
You have probably seen thhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6tN6_xUL8j4ese but if not
R500 K http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SYkXJaxmMSA
R500 Duratec http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6tN6_xUL8j4
CSR vs Exige VBH review http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ruTxbjUbRhs
Roadsport 5th gear http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sNa_LiDSsXg
Caterham survival of the fastest http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nIrtwZ-DV58
Now go and try...............and buy :-)