Have Some Fun With Caterham's First-Ever Car Configurator

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  1. GTPNewsWire

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  2. Famine

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    No need, I've already made the perfect Cat:
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    Fite me.
     
  3. Robin

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    For goodness sake make a new car Caterham! :lol:
     
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    Ya it's been getting the internet hug of death.
     
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    How their cars are more reliable than their website :lol:
     
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    Nice color combination.
     
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    The were planning to produce a badge-engineered Alpine A110, but these plans were never meant to be. Most likely because Caterham folks didn't want to make something that's not a Lotus Seven. Oh, and yeah, A110's tech could've scared them away too.
     
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    It's a bit flashy, but i do love a good in-your-face green from time to time :D
    It's a fully specced 620 S Pack, with the trackday rollcage and some amenities
     
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    Thought I'd go for the ultimate boi look. Carbon stripes and all. The site does freeze a lot.

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    I feel that I should post my Cat's specs:

    Caterham 310S
    BASE PRICE £27,990.00

    R-Pack - 15" wheels, Avon tyres; Composite seats, four-point harness; Momo wheel; LSD, lighter flywheel, uprated brake master cylinder; Black pack - £1,000
    Wide chassis, plus lower floor - £2,995
    6-speed gearbox upgrade - £2,495
    Track suspension pack, plus rear aero wishbone - £550
    Front ventilated brakes, four-piston calipers - £675

    Premium Ultraviolet paint - £500
    Firecracker Yellow "7" - £75
    Marigold Triple Stripes (plus no-cost grey pinstripes, white Caterham lettering) - £395
    Firecracker Yellow roll bar - £350

    Trackday roll bar - £195
    Map pocket -£50
    Suede, quick release steering wheel - £300
    Heater - £300
    HID headlights, LED DRLs - £800

    CUSTOMISATION £10,830.00
    TOTAL: £38,820.00
     
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    I'm confused. These options confuse me:

    Weather protection. When I tick these options mentioned, nothing happens to the car. So I don't exactly know what is what and how detailed these options are.
     
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    Here's mine.

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    Ideally I'd have gone for black wheels and a black exhaust for maximum contrast, but it wasn't an option.

    It's a 310, because the performance of those feels ideal for the road. Normal seats etc because the one-piece items are a nuisance to use. And a bright colour because on Caterhams a bright colour is a safety feature (also because it looks neat).
     
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    Here's my Caterham Seven 620.
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    Same model as what I'd go for.
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    Large chassis so I have a better shot of actually fitting into one, Acid Green many of the things, race suspension, fire extinguisher, most every other clickable option, £61,565 total.
     
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    The traditionalist in me was thinking British Racing Green, but honestly, this is a cheerful car, it should have a cheerful look. So I started with the base 270, 135 hp is plenty in a car barely heavier than a paper airplane. Then I chose Arancio Argos for the color with Detonator Yellow trim. I got the large chassis to accommodate my own large chassis. Same for the lowered floor. I like the look of the full rollcage, but it's also helpful for hoisting my large frame in and out of the car. Some black wheels, 6 inch in front and 8 inch in rear to fill out the cycles fenders, a few extra bits and bobs, and I've got a bright, cheerful, fun car to enjoy.
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    Model: SEVEN 270 £26,490
    Body Colour: Arancio Argos £750
    Large Chassis £2,500
    S-Pack £0
    Painted '7' Grille £75
    Painted noseband and bonnet Stripe £395
    Lowered Floor £495
    6-speed gearbox £2,495
    Wheels: 13" Apollo black alloy with Avon ZZS (6” front and 8” rear) £695
    Plumbed-in fire extinguisher £495
    Components; Finish Black £195
    Spare wheel and carrier £495
    Battery master cut-off switch £185
    Sport roll cage £850
    Full weather equipment and interchangeable composite aero screen £1,550
    TOTAL: £37,665.00
     
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    I've never actually driven a Caterham with a full cage, but I do wonder whether it would hinder rather than help!

    My own Caterham entry technique is along the lines of 1) Check shoes are clean 2) Stand on seat 3) Crouch and support weight on exterior bodywork/centre tunnel 4) Slide legs down and flop into seat.

    If you have racing seats the extra step between 1 and 2 involves fruitlessly attempting to move the four-point harness somewhere that won't skewer you when you're lowering yourself in. Another extra step with the racing seat and harness is if you have a removable steering wheel, not to put it out of reach because once you tighten the harness you'll need to undo everything again, grab the wheel, and then repeat the process.
     
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    Started with a £32,990 Seven 420, ended up equipping nearly 10k of options brining the total to £42,980. The spare £10 will be spent on #BlazeIt stickers. :p
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    Base 270, bare aluminum with painted plastics. Bigger brakes, limited slip, and aero wishbones. Screenshot_20181226-122852.jpg
     
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