When you think of sports cars, you start thinking about Caterham Cars. The car brand may not be a well-known one when it comes to regular cars but it is making big waves in the sector for sports cars.
As usual, as a premium car, Caterham Cars also originated from the United Kingdom. As a matter of fact, the name Caterham was derived from the name of the place where the cars were initially manufactured. Caterham, Surrey in England was the original location of the facility that has been making Caterham Cars.
The British motoring industry has been changed with the introduction of the Caterham. Surprisingly, there is only one car model being produced by the carmaker. That is the Caterham 7. Actually, this sports car model is not originally designed and made by Caterham. It is just a development of an already existing British car model called the Lotus Seven.
However, because of the intensifying competition, lack of its own stable of car models and the promising potential of the Lotus Seven, Caterham bought the rights to assemble the car model in 1973. And that was the wisest investment decision ever made by Chaterham. Up until now, the Chaterham Seve, as the model has been called, is still the bloodline of the company.
What is so distinct about Chaterham cars? Aside from the fact that Chaterhams are sports vehicles and are made for racing, the brand boasts of being the only car brand in the market that is specially made to become ultra lightweight. The casing used in the manufacture of each Chaterham is unique: aluminum sheet. Thus, the car is truly light.
Why are Chaterhams made to be light? That is because Chaterham cars are purposely made to become sports vehicles, mostly for racing. And being lightweight would surely help make sure that the car would accelerate at faster rates. The lightweight materials used in making Chaterhams really help make the brand lightweight unique.
As such, the car is made out of ordinary engine/ chassis and engines. Chaterham made it a point that emphasis would be provided not in the engine but in the casing. The lightweight materials used in the overall package of the car somehow commensurate for the overall setback of the cars.
Another unique feature about Chaterham cars is that it is one of the rare brands that would allow modifications from buyers. Because of its lightweight material, owners of Chaterhams could easily modify the packaging composition of their cars. They could choose to alter the original material and replace them with normal or heavy weight materials. However, it would be at their own risk if they decide to change settings and composition of their Chaterham cars.
Indeed, Chaterham cars can be personalised. You may surely have your own preferences when buying and owning your car. But for sure, Chaterhams would be great and suited for you if you want to self-customise and style your own car. Expressing yourself is one thing Chaterham values.
Original Authors: Manny
Edit Update Authors: RPN
Updated On: 25/06/2007