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    Caterham R500 v other cars on backroads

    Autocar test on Millbrook proving ground (tight and twisty).

    Caterham R500 1min 43sec
    Lamb. Murcielago 1 min 51.9sec
    Mitsubishi Evo X 1 min 52.83sec
    BMW M3 4 door 1min 52.9sec
    Audi RS6 Avant 1min 53.18sec
    Lotus Elise SC 1min 53.62sec


    And the Caterham looks the most fun to boot.



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    the evo beat the M3?

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    Quote Originally Posted by One_Hertz View Post
    the evo beat the M3?

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    twisty as mentioned ..

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    I'm pretty sure that if they used an exige instead of the elise things wouldve gone eitherway. The caterham looks like a fun buggy to drive though

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    Quote Originally Posted by zakelwe View Post
    twisty as mentioned ..

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    I would've thought the Evo would edge the Murcielago too, that car is so nose heavy by different reports, I can't imagine it going that well in the twisty sections.
    I think topgear did a Evo 9 vs Murcielago once and the Evo9 was so effortless to keep in touch around the track (they put both on at the same time).
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    Quote Originally Posted by One_Hertz View Post
    the evo beat the M3?

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    Every track event I participated in during the last 4 years while driving my 2006 Evolution IX, I murdered every M3 on the track. The only guys who gave me real competition were the Lotus Elise/Exige's and Z06 Corvettes.

    All my Evo had were a chip, exhaust, high flow CAT, and swift springs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GMX View Post
    I would've thought the Evo would edge the Murcielago too, that car is so nose heavy by different reports, I can't imagine it going that well in the twisty sections.
    I think topgear did a Evo 9 vs Murcielago once and the Evo9 was so effortless to keep in touch around the track (they put both on at the same time).
    I believe that you're thinking of the Evolution FQ400 vs. the Lambo Murcielago. If that were the case,the Evo would clearly win on a tight road track.

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    4 door M3, what blasphemy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anavel0 View Post
    4 door M3, what blasphemy.

    BMW has been making 4-door M3's for years now. Convertibles as well.

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    You cant beat the Caterham though can you. That is one seriously fun car
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    The only 4 door BMW M3 has been the E36. That was also a limited edition car. The new E90 M3 is also going to be a 4 door version, but that isn't really out yet.

    I would say that BMW has been making 4 door M3's for years.

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    Evo Beat the M3 by 0.07 seconds. Take into account human error please.
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    Like chipmonk says though, the Caterham beat them all by not 1 sec, not 2 sec ..but 10 seconds.

    Given that low to the ground cars feel faster anyhow and wind in your hair cars feel damn fast as well then how fast do you think the Caterham feels given I have shown it 4 wheels off the ground above and it is 10 seconds quicker?

    Think you will get bored of it?

    Forget 200mph. Think Colin Chapman.

    "Anthony Colin Bruce Chapman (19 May [1] 1928 - 16 December 1982) was an influential British designer, inventor, and builder in the automotive industry. In 1952 he founded the sports car company Lotus Cars"

    "Many of Chapman's ideas can still be seen in Formula 1 and other top levels of motor sport (such as IndyCars) today"

    That is the way to automotive nirvana come this new world we live in.

    How much is fuel per gallon again? Think light, think fun.

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