Caterham Seven 160 Road Test and Interview
It's the latest in a long line of Caterham Sevens, and this one's gone
right back to it's roots - Basics! Powered by a 3 cylinder Suzuki, can the
budget Caterham still deliver driving fun? Chris Lucas takes to Box Hill to
find out, whilst Rosemary John stays in the warm of the Autosport
International Show to meet Simon Lambert from Caterham
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Caterham 7 A4069 Black Mountain Pass Blat HD
Full run over the Black Mountain Pass (A4069) in South Wales in my newly
built Caterham 7, heading northbound.
One of the best roads I've driven on and virtually deserted- only
detraction was some new surfacing being undertaken at the time on the far
side of the mountain.
All filmed on GoPro HD, with sound courtesy of my iPhone that was sat on my
lap throughout due to the GoPro mic being a bit crap.
Mike Solan races a fast Caterham at Spa from the back
In 2005 at Spa I qualified on row 7 in a Caterham MegaGrad (the fastest
Class) out of 65 cars. The car wouldnt start at first, so I eventually
started by bump starting it down the slight hill after everyone had passed
me on the grid. It led to some interesting overtaking moves! Easy at first
as the backmarkers were slower than me, becoming more difficult as I caught
up quicker cars...
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1932 Morgan Three-Wheeler - Jay Leno's Garage
The oldest continuous British automobile manufacturer, the Morgan Motor
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opened a garage business out of which he also sold cars and started one of
England's first bus lines. After purchasing an early three-wheeled vehicle,
Morgan decided to build one for personal use, with economy and speed as his
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2012 Morgan 3 Wheeler: Low Tech Fun - Ignition Episode 35
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Campagna T-Rex--D&M Motorsports Video Test Drive and Review 2012 Chris Moran
Another amazing T-Rex from D&M Motorsports. Presented by Chris Moran.
"What is that thing?!" is the most common question you'll get when tearing
around town in a T-Rex 1400R. And after spending a solid week in and out of
this $52,000 3-wheeled crossbreed, I've come to the conclusion that it is
one part car, one part bike, and the answer to your innermost desire for
something wildly unconventional.
You might recall the early days of the T-Rex's existence—perhaps during
its few rap-music video appearances in the 1990s—but since Canadian
company Campagna Motors acquired the rights to manufacture it as of
September 2008, the T-Rex 1400R looks to hit the street scene again with
new improvements and intentions.
The 1400 in the T-Rex name, as one would correctly assume, follows the
usual motorcycle nomenclature and is indicative of the engine's
displacement in cubic centimeters. The 1.4-liter inline-4 is borrowed from
a Kawasaki ZX-14 Supersport bike, as is much of the hardware including its
sequential gearbox, gauges and ancillary controls. Don't let the diminutive
size of this naturally aspirated engine fool you, it cranks out an
impressive 197 bhp and 114 lb.-ft. of torque as it screams towards an
exospheric redline at 11,500 rpm. The engine's peak torque occurs at 7500
rpm, which delivers a mid-range power punch much like a 2-stroke, but with
far greater driveability. The engine is mounted mid-ship between the main
body and rear swing arm, favoring weight balance to the front by 6 percent.
The purpose built tube-chassis is covered with a fiberglass body that
incorporates a roof with an integrated ram-air intake scoop, side ducting
to a central radiator and, of course, the T-Rex's somewhat prehistoric-era
Ingress/egress is not for the impatient or non-athletic, meaning if you
have issues getting into a Lotus Elise, you probably won't be too fond of
this thing either. It's best to remove the steering wheel first (as in an
open-wheel car) which releases from its hub via an NRG twist-lock
connector. The seats and pedal cluster have slide bars with lock pins that
make them manually adjustable, but will require you to hop in and out a few
times to get them exactly right.
Once you're situated and strapped in with the traditional 3-point belt, the
engine is brought to life as it would be in a motorcycle—turn the key,
flip the ignition switch and push the starter. Start up is surprisingly
mellow and neighborhood friendly, as the dual-can Exhausts actually do what they're supposed to.
The driving controls are primarily car, meaning there's three pedals, a
gear shift, a steering wheel linked to a non-assisted rack and pinion and
no need for prior motorcycle experience (or a license for that matter) to
operate it. Lane-change signals and horn control is retained on the
motorcycle stalks while reverse is the only real oddity, handled with a
lever beside your left thigh that mechanically switches the direction the
On the road, you sit eye-to-bumper with most cars, which is good for
stability, but presents a challenge for visibility (a whiptail might make
for a nice add-on). At 1130 lb. (fully fueled), the T-Rex has a
power-to-weight ratio that provides a rate of acceleration that virtually
stops time. This is your single greatest defense against becoming a sitting
duck in a sea of treacherous traffic that will either be oblivious to your
existence or gravitate uncomfortably close for a better look. The tiny
motorcycle side mirrors provide some form of rear view while the
roof-mounted mirror provides an excellent view of the ram-air intake tubes.
This makes lane changes a precarious affair, and those last-minutes checks
for Johnny Law on the open highway are somewhat difficult. When not
subjected to the crowded highways, the T-Rex is about as close as you can
come to the therapeutic, open-air experience of a motorcycle—less any
talent required for balancing on two wheels.
Caterham Seven Blat
Driving on country roads with a Caterham Seven.
Better quality with http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gBqhuy3ccm0&fmt=18
Video clips of the destruction and re-building of our Caterham 7
2013 Caterham R620 Development Car; one lap of the Nürburgring Nordschleife
Caterham were here for the recent F1 GP at the Nürburgring. They brought
with them the engine and transmission test mule for the new R620 supercar.
This little green machine started life as 'just' an R500, before it got the
new SaDev sequential gearbox and the supercharged R620 motor. I was only
allowed one lap and I've got no prior experience with a flat-shifting
sequential, so I didn't go too crazy, but it was still quite quick...
Caterham 620R slays Volkswagen Golf GTI - Caterham's fastest ever road car tested
The Caterham 620R is one of the world's most extreme lightweight sports
cars ever built. Steve Sutcliffe puts it to the test.
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The Caterham 620R packs wide-track front suspension, a supercharged
2.0-litre Ford Duratec motor producing 311bhp and 219lb ft driving the back
wheels through a straight-cut, sequential six-speed gearbox and
limited-slip differential. It is a few ancillaries away from being a race
car, and not much this side of a hypercar such as the Bugatti Veyron could keep pace with it. It
is extreme in a way only drivers of a BAC Mono or Ariel Atom could
understand. The fastest Caterham road car ever is also one of the most
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My First Caterham Road Trip HD
Had a bit of leave recently and have been getting a bit sick of blasting
round my local roads, so thought I'd take a couple of days to take my newly
built Caterham 7 on a bit of a road trip.
Took in quite a few well known 'big ticks', including the Black Mountain
Pass, Elan Valley, Snowdonia, Evo Triangle, Snake Pass etc. Generally good
weather throughout and in all an excellent trip- loving the car! This video
is a collection of some of the highlights.
All filmed using my GoPro HD Hero and Canon EOS 500D for a couple of shots.
Its also my first go at capturing a bit of Time Lapse footage, which turned
out pretty well I think. All edited on iMovie.
This is my first video on YouTube- comments welcome but be gentle please! I
know that the start is a bit OTT with the cliche'd music, but I can't be
arsed to go back and change it as it takes an age working with HD footage!