So, after having introduced my new 3.0 CRD WH (Hello from France
), let me make a little presentation of my other toy; the only similar point with the big toy is its color: full black
It's a Caterham Super Seven.
At the begining, it was a Roadsport Edition with a regular 1.6 - 16v Rover engine. This engine was enough for the car : 115hp for only 550kg but with the love of having the hands inside the engine, I did the replacement of some items:
PiperCross SuperSport camshafts
Vernier pulley and reinforced timing belt for enabling sharp setup of the engine.
Larger Throttle boy
Full alloy and bigger velum
4-2-1 exhaust, free of catalyser
So now the engine is set to 140hp (at least) with very fast response at the acceleration (better intake and exhaust) :Arround 5s for 0 to 60 mph.
But, I can't use it in the winter, the salt used on the road could damaged the body and the chassis of the car (aluminium body panel).
Driving such car is like riding a moto but without heavy security equipment (head and body protection), you can touch the road with you hand while you are inside the car.
Every one turn their head when you pass
When the weather will be better, i'll make some photo with the two black toys together
Here are some photos took last summer: