The English are mad. And we know this for two reasons: one, they admit it; two, it's true. If more proof is needed, a video of Evo magazine's features editor, Henry Catchpole, sliding a Caterham Supersport up a French mountain in the snow should be enough. And the spindly car is missing its top. And he's missing his hat.

The Supersport is Caterham's street-legal version of the racing Seven used in the one-make racing series. It's got short gearing, a lightweight flywheel and LSD, a race-tuned suspension, and its 1.6-liter Ford engine has 140 horsepower to motivate a 1,146-pound car.

So, obviously, where else would you drive it? Follow the jump for the memorable action.



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      throwback
      • 2 Years Ago
      EVO editors clearly have too much fun. Great magazine!
      chirowolf
      • 2 Years Ago
      Impressed. Have to "nut up" on some of those turns. long way down. But I guess its easier to "nut up" when your freezing your junk off
      Alfa Pete
      • 2 Years Ago
      He's not missing his hat: he's using it to defog the windscreen! But he is missing his gloves!
      The Truth
      • 2 Years Ago
      Who says Caterhams are only good in the summer?
      JayP
      • 2 Years Ago
      Really? It wasn't "Tokyo Drift". I'm one of the first to 'Take it to the track' with these Cars & Coffee buffoons wrecking at the exit but this wasn't that bad. I've seen worse driving on my commute. Driving in the snow with a convertible is pretty awesome. I'd break out the MGB on snow days... actually pull it out of the garage and drive it back in. Open diff and snow- didn't make it too far.
      Kaze9
      • 2 Years Ago
      wow you're all sissys... go read katy perrys blog if you aren't interested in this...
      wafflesnfalafel
      • 2 Years Ago
      For me it's if the driver is being safe and not being a d*ck. I kinda enjoy watching somebody blasting up a fun road as I plod along in the slow lane if they are safe, leave me plenty of room and don't ride people. I am truly, honestly much more concerned about folks distracted by their sat nav or cel phone crossing into my lane or not checking up when traffic slows, or some drunk. There is a guy with a black z06 that I see blasting up I405 outside of Seattle every once in a while which I feel completely safe around because he is paying attention whereas all the Sally McNallys on the road at 7:00pm after three happy hour drinks scare the cr*p out of me. All that said - this vid shows how amazingly well balanced that Caterham is. Looks like he is just calmly tootling along - even as he catches opposite lock time after time. But I think he needs some earmuffs.
      souplogic
      • 2 Years Ago
      Better not try to eat any whoppers with those tiny, tiny hands.
      hatersgonnahate
      • 2 Years Ago
      Nice to know AB, AOL, and EVO support what is obviously dangerous driving on public roads.
      Prince David
      • 2 Years Ago
      This is a professional magazine? it looks like very dangerous driving on a public road with oncoming traffic. Great car but a professional needs to be careful for civilians.
        Zero 1
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Prince David
        Honestly...hes no where near the limit and had complete control of the car the entire time. I do agree with you professional motor journalist should be careful and mindful of civilians...but the speeds he was sliding around at are so low he could have easily recovered if something went wrong. Which it didn't. He passed a couple people and when he did he wasn't in the middle of a 80mph slide...he backed off. Having logged over 30,000 miles of canyon roads in my youth (at speeds that were completely irresponsible) I know control when I see it. This guy was no where near the limit.
          Zero 1
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Zero 1
          Having said that, what I do not agree with is crossing over into the other lane. You can kick the ass end out plenty without having to double lane... Nice vide though.
        carbonblackm
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Prince David
        Catchpole is a rally driver in his free time - I'm pretty sure this little jaunt was well within his limits. Nice video Henry, in case you read this. Loved the GTR article btw.
      lawyer4speed
      • 2 Years Ago
      So, looking at the speedo, he's going like what, 30/40mph? Yes, in the snow that's fast, but I wouldn't call it "hardcore x2."
      buddahson
      • 2 Years Ago
      Seems like excessive though controllable oversteer even before the snow. It certainly looks fun, like a full sized go cart.
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