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New Caterham!

Discussion in 'Motors' started by ahar, Jan 12, 2019.

  1. ahar

    Hitman

    Joined: May 6, 2011

    Posts: 726

    Location: Nr Watford

    The full cage helps a bit with the feeling of vulnerability, but it's not fun driving past lorries on the motorway as the look like they could run right over you and not even notice
     
  2. ahar

    Hitman

    Joined: May 6, 2011

    Posts: 726

    Location: Nr Watford

    My mate had an S2000 and I loved the high reving nature - bet it's even better in the lighter westie
     
  3. CageyH

    Associate

    Joined: Nov 28, 2011

    Posts: 58

    A nice purchase.
    Take it easy when it is cold and wet. The car can be a bit lively.

    Here is a picture of mine:
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    I have had it for 16 years now, and it is a little bit different from when I first bought it. I wanted a classic look, with a bit of power. It has gone from 135 BHP, to about 150 BHP for a while and then I rebuilt a 1.8 for it.
    It now has a 1.8 VHPD Rover K series, which produced 211.4 BHP on the dyno (the 0.4 is very important!). It has too much power to really use properly on the road.
    It will do about 60 mph in 1st and 90 mph in 2nd.
    You will also notice the front suspension is a little different as it has inboard dampers.
    Other mods have been done, and are too many to list.

    I think 150 to 160BHP BHP is a sensible level of power to have for road use, as long as you have decent tyres.
     
  4. Cleisthenes

    Soldato

    Joined: Jul 29, 2013

    Posts: 7,261

    Location: TN1

    That is awesome :D
     
  5. ahar

    Hitman

    Joined: May 6, 2011

    Posts: 726

    Location: Nr Watford