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Which is faster?

Which is fastest?   24 members have voted

  1. 1. Which is fastest?

    • Red
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    • Yellow
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Right, so here is the basic Caterham Academy car:

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Mainly in bare aluminium, there are just a few bits of fibreglass that, by default, are black - as shown in the pic. It is a no-cost option to have those in red or yellow, or some other colours that I'm not interested in.

You can in fact have the whole car done in whatever paint job you want, but that costs £££s and just makes repairs harder. So mine will be in the basic colour scheme - but I can't decide whether to go for red or yellow.

But of course, for a race car there is only one possible criterion. :cool: So, votes please! Which colour is fastest round a track? :grin:

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Red.

More attractive come selling time too. There are a lot of yellow caterhams about.

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Fezza's are red.

Caterhams are yellow (or BRG)

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Should be just all ally (save weight) or yellow. Bright bloody yellow. Lush +++

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Paint is an unnecessary luxury - not needed in a race car +++

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Paint is an unnecessary luxury - not needed in a race car +++

Quite - which is why I'm going for the basic bare aluminium look, but I still have to chose a colour for the fibreglass bits. Also, Mook's point is valid about not spending money on fancy bits for the car, but spending it on track practice instead.

If so many Caterhams are yellow, then than means red is more tempting. Partly because it will stand out more on track, and partly because I'm a contrarian so-and-so.

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Shimmy's brother's Caterham is just all ally - looks great.

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Well i think Flynns PEUDOG is much faster than any Caterham you care to drive ....SURELY?

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Sorry I am going to have to say neither, clearly a 306 diesel, turbo charged, on part worns, with extra dials, and an advanced driver at the wheel, will win the caterham academy

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Yes, I'll be watching out carefully for them in my rear-view mirror. Mind you, at least they'll have no trouble overtaking me perfectly.

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For me i would choose red so thats what i'm voting for...

Although i agree with Scotty's post about Caterhams should be yellow :)

Out of interest what are the other no cost option colours that you wouldn't be interested in ?

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Out of interest what are the other no cost option colours that you wouldn't be interested in ?

Black, which isn't a colour, and green, which is an unlucky colour for cars.

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I appreciate paint is not necessary on a race car but I think it kind of 'deserves' a colour. Yellow - very polular and looks good.

Be different and go for red.

I read somewhere that red cars develop 3-5 bhp more than other colours (3-5 bhp depending on shade of red - brighter the more powerful)

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That generally only works if the paint is applied the to the engine.

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Can you get paint thickness gauges?

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Green is unlucky? :confused:

If green were on the list, I'd say go for green. Make it unlucky for everybody else +++

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Green is unlucky? :confused:

Yes, apparently the leprechauns object to you stealing their colour, so retaliate by inflicting bad luck on you. :grin:

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I've voted red, but just looked for some pics and now I can't decide

Those pics are quite helpful, actually - thanks.

The yellow car has clearly lost a rear wheelarch somehow :uhoh: and replaced it with a black one, though.

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Going by those pictures , the yellow doesn't handle too well and I've changed my mind on the red.

I vote black.

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Yep, definitely looks like the red one stays on the grey bit better... +++

Honestly, I think I'd probably go with red for the same reason you mentioned - everyone goes for yellow.

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