Originally Posted by worshipme
Pfft, the Caterham 7 would eat them all for breakfast.
I agree. The Caterham Super 7 is one of my favorite cars. It's like the Ariel Atom but with a more conservative look.
Originally Posted by Dark Night
You obviously must be sarcastic.
You should see the Caterham RST-V8 Levante. 550 hp from a 2.4L V8 going at 10,000 RPMs in a car that weighs just about 1,150 pounds. One of the only cars to crack the 1000hp per tonne mark. That's about twice the power to weight ratio of the Bugatti Veyron.
The new Ariel Atom 500 V8 is similar to the Levante as well. 2.4L 5-valve Supercharged V8 producing well over 200 hp per liter (do the math...) in a chassis that weighs about the same as the Levante. Like the Caterham it also cracks the 1000 hp per tonne mark. Yeah...damned fast I'll say.
Yet you thought small and light cars couldn't be fast and handle well...shame on you. Obviously you've never heard of Colin Chapman.
If it wasn't for him and the Lotus Seven, there would be no Caterham. Hell if it wasn't for Colin Chapman there would be no Lotus.
Ariel Atom & Caterham Seven > Viper & Corvette. 'Nuff said.
EDIT>>> Don't forget that these cars are tuned almost like F1 cars, so not only will they eat almost anything for breakfast off the line, but it'll go around corners as well.