Monday, 28 May 2012

Tiger Z100

Caterhams and their kin respond well to motorbike power. The free-revving nature and unique torque characteristics of bike engines don't always translate well into usable power in road cars, but Sevens don't really weigh anything so it's a recipe for fun - you're basically building a four-wheeled motorcycle.
The Tiger Z100 turns this thinking up a notch, fitting two Kawasaki ZX-9R engines in tandem. The company's official line on this is 'we did it because we could', which is fair enough really. The ensuing performance is as devastating as you'd expect: 0-60mph in 3.1 seconds is enough to peel your eyelids back and wrap them around your ears. Accelerating like this in what's basically a carbon-fibre shoe is the preserve of the warped, and no mistake.

Photos taken by SuckSqueezeBangBlow at Motorsport at the Palace 2012.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Glad to see you liked my car. Taking 3.5 years to build it is my pride and joy. Setting it up so it runs well takes time but it is worth it when it all comes together. Great fun to drive.