bot6 wrote:Then again, a proper sportscar for GBP13K as an entry model is pretty damn cheap. Granted, you have to build it yourself, but it's part of the fun of owning a British sports car to play with the spanner.
That is a huge hurdle. People may know how to drive like a demon, but build a car?
Basically, if they kept it simple with the right product, demand would help increase the scales of economy for them, allowing for far reduced prices.
If I was in any way affiliated with Carerham, I would be excited. As it stands the marque is more secure now than it was before and it's Market potential is now far better given this venture.
I keep saying it, but by getting the right product(bring in Ricardo engineering, Mahle or even McLaren) Caterham would grow very quickly. Fernandes is a global entrepreneur, his hand was forced by proton and he did the best thing possible by getting Caterham. If that is not a signal of intent then I don't know what is.
As for the kit car jibe, I seen these "kit cars" humble ferraris and gt3 porsches. Maybe that's the way forward then, no?