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Top Gear Car of the Year: Caterham R500

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^^^ Not surprised. It is a "slice of fried gold" LOL!

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...pity they never bothered driving the caterham they built a few seasons back...

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...pity they never bothered driving the caterham they built a few seasons back...
given the way it was built (and by whom) would you want to go more than three feet in it ?
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given the way it was built (and by whom) would you want to go more than three feet in it ?
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given the way it was built (and by whom) would you want to go more than three feet in it ?

Considering that it takes professional Caterham shops nearly 40hrs to build one, I highly doubt that TG really put it together in 8hrs, the whole thing was faked

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given the way it was built (and by whom) would you want to go more than three feet in it ?
...doctor clarkson's car?..heck no, but the stig's car was perfectly fine...

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Considering that it takes professional Caterham shops nearly 40hrs to build one, I highly doubt that TG really put it together in 8hrs, the whole thing was faked
yes, well, a professional Caterham shop also takes their time and makes sure that all the bolts make it into the car as well. I think it could have been done in that 8 hours, but i wouldn't be surprised if they had help. Then again it is Top Gear.
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how much could you get one for in the states?
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how much could you get one for in the states?
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