Caterham Talks Volkswagen Golf GTI Rival

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Just a few days after confirming plans to extend the automaker’s range with crossovers and city cars, CEO Tony Fernandes said Caterham is pondering a Golf GTI “with a little extra kick”.
Speaking to Auto Express, Fernandes said such a vehicle would actually be a mainstream, affordable car with “a piece of the F1 track”, adding that it could even get a DRS (Drag Reduction System) system similar to those used in Formula One.

"I see no reason why we couldn't make a Golf GTI, but with a little extra kick - something in that region of size definitely. Someone coming out of university can't afford a sports car, but something like this that's stylish and fun, why not? It's about offering those who normally buy mainstream cars a piece of the F1 track, there's no reason why we couldn't put DRS in something like a Golf GTI," he said.

When asked about Caterham’s first crossover, Fernandes said “it has to be a crossover like nothing out there, but offer pound-for-pound affordability."

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