Caterham Cars will be showcasing the nimbleness and raw speed of its celebrated Seven sportscar in a ‘show first’ at next year’s annual motorsport extravaganza, the Autosport International (January 8th to 11th 2004).
The Surrey based manufacturer will assemble a slalom courses in Hall 12 at the NEC venue in Birmingham, allowing the 70,000 plus visitors the chance to enjoy thrill-a-second, high-octane passenger rides in the record-breaking two-seater.
The "Comma Caterham Slalom Experience" once again brings together the British sportscar maker and its long-term business partner, performance oils and car care products manufacturer, Comma.
Show visitors will be able to watch as accomplished Seven drivers’, including Touring Car ace, Matt Neal, compete against the clock round the tight and twisty slalom course, pushing the 120bhp lightweight Roadsport Seven’s to the limit.
A first for any UK indoor show, visitors will have the opportunity to be strapped into the passenger seat for three laps of high-fuelled drama as the star driver’s demonstrate their car control.
"The Autosport International Show pioneered the ‘live action arena’ - now an integral part of many motor events nationwide. We’ve taken the format one step further by actually allowing visitors to sit in and experience the cars in action," explains Andy Noble, Sales & Marketing Director of Caterham Cars.
Caterham and motorsport go hand-in-hand.
Twenty years ago, the company developed a one-make series for the 1957 designed car. Today, more than 600 owners race in fourteen different championships across six countries every year making it the most raced production car on the planet.
The Comma Caterham Slalom Experience will showcase cars from the UK Caterham Race Championships including the hugely popular Academy for novices and the National Roadsport and R400 Championships.
Other cars on display include the Caterham Superlight R500, the world’s fastest accelerating production car (0-60mph in just 3.4secs).Published 16 December 2003