Supercar owners downsizing to Caterham?

Supercar owners downsizing to Caterham?
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Pity the poor Ferrari or Aston Martin owner, his stock portfolio in ruins and his yacht repossessed. What can a man of former means ride around in now that the six figure exotic in his garage has to go? British sports car manufacturer humbly offers up itself to the downtrodden as a beacon of performance with an affordable price tag. These lightweight wonders posses time proven designs that still serve up healthy amounts of "Whee!" As evidence of its newly discovered market appeal, Caterham claims to have seen both a Ferrari 430 and a Porsche 911 Turbo traded-in by its customers last month.

What do you say TopSpeeders? Is the Caterham a suitable replacement for an Italian stallion?


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  (78) posted on 05.17.2009

I hate to say it but if I will be downsizing, I would rather have an Infinity or a more luxurious ride

  (116) posted on 05.17.2009

Caterham 7 is great in its own category, but I suppose it can’t be a substitute to the Italian stalion. downsize means change of car market about gas consumption?

  (182) posted on 05.17.2009

When they downsize, should it mean that they are also downsizing its gasoline consumption?

  (79) posted on 05.16.2009

Yes, this option may now be necessary, it could be an alternative but I suppose there are better looking cars that can fit your budget for specific functions. Caterham 7 is good or a garage show off

  (137) posted on 05.16.2009

Downsizing to Caterham? Maybe not all, if there are some, I suppose its thier choice.

  (318) posted on 05.16.2009

FYI: Caterham Cars is a manufacturer of spe t lightweight sports cars based in Caterham, Surrey, England and part of the British motor industry. Their only current model, the Caterham 7 is a direct evolution of the Series 3 Lotus Seven designed by Colin Chapman and originally launched in 1968. On 5th Nov 2008 Caterham announced a partnership with Project Splitwheel, an online initiative that will use crowdsourcing methods to design a new Caterham performance car with the input of owners and car enthusiasts. The model could potentially enter production by 2011.

  (231) posted on 05.16.2009

Super car owners turning to Caterham, sounds more like a press release. Too good to be real.

  (289) posted on 05.16.2009

That is true there are other luxury sedan or sporty coupe that is not as expensive as Ferrari or Porsche, which may not necessarily comprmise being stylish and proper.

  (289) posted on 05.16.2009

I think the headline of this news article is too sweeping and generalizing, which I suppose is may not be the decision of many Ferrari or Porsche owner despite their dwindling finances

  (177) posted on 05.16.2009

Caterham would do good for once in a while driving, when you want to feel a little basic, but not a regular car to drive everywhere or anytime.

  (1024) posted on 05.16.2009

Caterhams are great cars but I would never take it over a 430 or a 911 Turbo.

  (231) posted on 05.16.2009

Well if you want to keep that feel good look good impression after bankruptcy, you can try Caterham for a change.

  (421) posted on 05.16.2009

After smashing your Porsche or Ferrari, then they can trade in for a Caterham. No offense.

  (2) posted on 05.15.2009

Porsche and Ferrari are luxurious cars that you can drive all the time, the Caterham is basic, not practical.

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