|Caterham Seven Fire Blade '02|
|Appears in||Gran Turismo 4|
Gran Turismo 5
Gran Turismo 6
|Type in GT5||ST|
|Interior in GT6||Detailed|
|Engine||Honda CBR954RR Fireblade inline-4 engine|
|Max Power||152 BHP|
|Max Torque||86 lb.ft|
|Top Speed||130 miles per hour (210 km/h)|
|Weight||369 kilograms (810 lb)|
|Power/Weight Ratio||2.43 kg (5.4 lb) per horsepower|
"An out-of-the-ordinary Super 7 powered by a Honda motorcycle engine."
Caterham is a British automobile manufacturer who produces the Super 7, a unique car which is an evolved version of the Lotus 7. Caterham already has 25 years of history producing their Super 7, and the current Super 7 is greatly evolved from the early models.
The Caterham Super 7 comes in a large variety of engines as did the original Lotus 7. However the most unique out of these, is probably this model that has been named the Fireblade.
If you are a motorcycle fan, it may bring to mind a Honda Superbike of the same name - and you are not mistaken. This Fireblade is powered by that very motorcycle engine.
The power plant of the Honda Fireblade from the late 1990's, was a 900cc inline 4 cylinder, with a maximum output of 138 HP. Though its power may not be very impressive, you must remember this is a motorcycle engine, which means that it is extremely light. The engine itself only weighs 66.5 kg.
As a result, the Caterham Fireblade powered by this engine only weighs a total of 369 kg. If you do the math, this is equal to 374 HP per ton, powerful enough to classify it as a monster machine. Not only this, the extremely light engine is mounted as close to the bulkhead as possible, for a front midship layout. The engine and layout gives the car extremely good power performance, and incredible handling to go with it.
This is a sports car that reminds drivers that the greatest strength of a sports car is light weight.
The Caterham Seven Fireblade '02 costs 60,000 Credits but cannot be raced in events. This is one of only two special cars purhcasable at the dealerships, the other being the Audi Auto Union V16 Type C Streamline '37.
As a Standard car, the Caterham Seven Fire Blade '02 can be purchased from the Used Car Dealership for 52,145 Credits, or won by winning the Formula GT event in A-spec mode. It is a Level 13 car. Unlike in GT4, this car can now be used in the races.
This car can be purchased for 60,000 Credits. Although it is a detailed car, this car doesn't have a gallery view, as it kept its simple look from GT5.
- ↑ Appears as a Standard Car in Gran Turismo 5
- ↑ Appears as a detailed car in Gran Turismo 6
- ↑ Front-Engined, Rear-Wheel Drive
- The Caterham 7 Fireblade's engine comes from Honda CBR954RR Fireblade sports motorcycle, produced at the same period as the car, hence the car got its "Fireblade" title.