It’s been a strong week for Britain in the Autocar car park. You already know about our bright orange Ginetta G40 long termer, but on Wednesday, our tarmac was also graced by a green Caterham Supersport and red Morgan Threewheeler.
The view from our second-floor window was something to behold and represented the most novel clutch of cars I’ve ever seen in such close proximity.
The eagle-eyed will notice the Mercedes SL280
Now I’ve already driven our pre-production Ginetta and happen to think, like Vicky Parrott, that it’s bloody marvellous; despite getting wet feet from underneath when it rains.
I was also lucky enough to take the Caterham home last night. Having never driven one before, you can understand how blown away I was by the monumental acceleration (0-60mph in 4.9sec), aural drama and blisteringly direct steering. Not bad for a car (okay, kit car) that costs £20k ready made…
The Morgan, however, has already returned back to Malvern so I can’t comment on that one. But if it drives anything like the way it looks, I’m not going to be disappointed.
Given the option between the Ginetta, Caterham and the Morgan, however, I’d say that my weekend toy would have to be the Caterham. It’s the liveliest to 60mph, the cheapest to purchase and (to my eyes at least) the best to look at; although I’m sure many would disagree.