09 September 2010

Caterham launches ‘Monaco' edition

Roadsport celebrates ‘elegance’ of Monaco. Forgets contortionism required to enter/exit a Caterham…

Caterham Roadsport 125 Monaco

Caterham has decided to inject its range with a little class and has therefore launched this - the Caterham Roadsport 125 Monaco.

It takes the ‘all-seasons' version of the Caterham seven and trims it in stuff which will instantly bring to mind Monaco. Like the massive ‘Monaco' decal running along the riveted brushed aluminium body, and the red and white Monegasque flag.

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The interior trim gets hand-tailored black leather with red highlights which won't fill you with a sense of rising dread as you attempt to navigate into it, but will instead remind you of the roulette wheels in Casino Square.

Sitting underneath this lavish trim is a 1.6-litre Ford engine kicking out 125bhp, which you may think is measly. Remember though, the Caterham Roadsport weighs less than Cheryl Cole's hair extensions, and is thus given a power-to-weight ratio of 227bhp per tonne.

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This durable little lump propels the 500kg chassis to 60mph in under six seconds and on to a top speed of 112mph, which in this, feels like warp speed.

It costs £20,995, but if you're quick, the first 20 cars will cost just £19,995. Buy it, and you will instantly transform your underwear-revealing stumbled Caterham exit into a graceful skip onto the pavement. Probably.

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