|Caterham's Simon Lambert shows off his new Race Car outside the Dartford Factory!|
While Mark and I were calling in to Caterham Dartford to pick up some bits, Simon Lambert was kind enough to show us around the factory - including this new product from Japan!
This little car is from Japan, and not manufactured by Caterham at all! It is in fact NOT a toy, but an electric commutig vehicle, which runs on the road under a special license!
After looking around this little gem, Simon offered us a demonstration - how could we refuse!
Simon is laughed out of the factory by his collegues on the factory floor!!
Full set of lights and features, including a full dash with instruments.
I can see there beinga big demand for this as a toy for those with big Estates!
Driving is very simple - turn the key, then turn the dial from 'Neutral' to 'Drive' or 'Reverse' - press the accelerator, and off you go - in perfect silence - which has to be a first for a Caterham of any sort!
Quite bizzarre getting inand out of - it is familiar enough to feel like a Caterham, but obviously with different proportions!
Well - had to have ago didn't we!!
We have 2 short film clips of this test drive - will link them in soon!
Full pelt down the drive! Surprisingly quick, easy to drive - brakes a bit suspect.
Note the 'Wind-in-the-Hair' sensation!
Mark checks he understands the complicated pedal set-up!
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For a short clip of this beast in action, 'right click and save target as...' HERE!