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The Caterham Seven Fireblade '02 is a road car produced by Caterham. It only appears in Gran Turismo 4, Gran Turismo 5 and Gran Turismo 6.

In-game description[]

"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 model 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 the 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 extreme performance and incredible handling to go with it.

This is a vehicle that reminds drivers of the greatest strength of a sports car - light weight.

Acquisition[]

GT4[]

This car can be bought at the Caterham dealership for 60,000 Credits. In this game, this car can only be used in Arcade or Practice modes. It can't be used in the races of Gran Turismo mode. In addition, if this car is used in Arcade Mode races, the player will face only one opponent car instead of the usual five opponents.

GT5[]

As a Standard car, the Caterham Seven Fireblade '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, there are no limitations to the game modes where this car can be used.

GT6[]

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.

Pictures[]

Trivia[]

  • The Caterham Seven's engine comes from the Honda CBR954 Fireblade sport motorcycle, hence the car's "Fire Blade" moniker.
  • In GT4, this is one of only two (three on the Korean version) special cars purchasable at the dealerships, the other being the Audi Auto Union V16 Type C Streamline '37, and, in the Korean version, the Chrysler Prowler '02.
    • In the Japanese version of GT4, the Caterham is the only purchasable special car.

Notes[]

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