May 22, 2020
Rediscovering The Range #1: EU Model Variants
We offer two engine types when it comes to our EU Range, and they both provide wildly different driving characteristics - while still remaining compliant to the latest EU emissions standards. Here we'll delve into what the differences between the two are, what models are in the line-up, and what their names mean.
So what are the models?
For the road, we offer the Academy car, the 275, the 485 and the 485CSR - the 420R race car is for the track only, and is designed for competition. As you'll have spotted, the model names are a little different to what's offered in the UK.
Each car weighs around 500kg, and the name comes from the horsepower-per-tonne figure. So a car with 135 ps, has roughly 270ps-per-tonne. However, to ensure that the EU-spec isn't confused with the UK ones we add a 5 onto the end.
|Engine||Engine Feature||Model||0 - 100 kph||Power Output||Top Speed|
|1.6 Ford Sigma||Caterham Motorsport Tuned||Academy||5.00 seconds||135 PS||196 kph|
|Caterham Tuned||275||5.00 seconds||135 PS||196 kph|
|2.0 Ford Duratec||Naturally Aspirated||485||3.40 seconds||237 PS||237 kph|
|Naturally Aspirated||485 CSR||3.90 seconds||237 PS||237 kph|
|Caterham Motorsport Tuned||420R Race||N / A||175 PS||210 kph|
Visually, there are some noticeable differences on EU cars (apart from where the driver sits). There is a high-level brake light at the rear, and on the side the catalytic converter is moved inside the bodywork.
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