May 02, 2019
NEW CATERHAM DRIFT TAXI LAUNCHES AT THE 2019 LONDON MOTOR SHOW
London’s ExCel Centre has played host to a variety of events over the years, from Live Design Shows to Elite Sports Expos, to Gaming Conferences and Dog Competitions, it’s had the lot. However, it has never played host to Caterham’s pro-drifting team.
For the first time ever at the London Motor Show, we’ll be bringing along our elite driving team for some serious sideways action, celebrating the launch of the new Caterham Driving Experience (CDX) operated by MSV at Brands Hatch.
So, what exactly is ‘Drift Taxi’? Drift Taxi is a passenger ride unlike any other. We tear up the rule book and put you right in the middle of the action. Once you’re strapped into the passenger seat and given the go-ahead, our skilled drivers negotiate a tight and technical course designed to get a car sliding. If that’s not enough to get your blood pumping- there are also multiple donuts thrown in for good measure.
Our weapons of choice will be three specially-tuned Caterham Seven 270s, adapted with drifting in mind. These cars don’t care for straight-line speed (although they’ll see 60 mph in 5 seconds flat), it’s all about making the back-end slide and shredding the tyres. Each car weighs in at just over 500kg, and come equipped with 1.6 Ford Sigma engines delivering 135bhp.
We’ll be running four Drift Taxi Sessions each day from Friday – Sunday, however it’s first-come-first-served – so make sure you get in quick!
The fun doesn’t stop there. We’ll also be bringing our legendary Seven 620R, aka LEGO CAT, which famously dominated the Goodwood Hill Climb in 2017. Decorated in LEGO’s resplendent yellow and offering 310bhp, it’ll be running during the Supercar Parade, showing the Big Cats of the Car World why ‘Light Is Right’.
But, it really is all fun and games. We are giving you the chance to join in the action for FREE. Yep, that’s right, we’ve teamed up with our sponsors at Avon for not one, but two pairs of tickets! Each prize bundle contains 2x tickets to the London Motor Show, 2x VIP Drift Taxi Tickets and 2x Caterham Goody-Bags.
To enter, head over to the Caterham Configurator, create the best Seven you can, screenshot the image and post it over on Instagram. Make sure you tag @CaterhamCarsLtd in the image and use the hashtag #Caterham7 for your chance to win. We’ll choose our two favourite designs and announce the winners on Thursday 9th May 2019. The competition will close at midnight on Wednesday 8th May 2019.
If you’d like to feel what it’s like to break the speed limit indoors, head over to the Caterham Drift Taxi Experience in the Imperial Cars Arena at the London Motor Show 16th – 19th May 2019. Find the rest of our team over at stand 1330 in the ‘Built In Britain’ section of the show.