rFactor 2

rFactor 2

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Caterham 7 Classic 1.4L K-series
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Nov 8, 2016 @ 12:57pm
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Caterham 7 Classic 1.4L K-series

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There is a long story behind this release, for those who dont care, skip :)

In August 2014 Major_Parts released his rF1 caterham conversion in rF2. One of the first things i said about it was how bad i thought it was, i got in touch with Major_Parts and offered him i will improve the graphics of the model. As I worked on the model i fell in love in the car so much i decided to look into physics too.
The tasks started to pile up and suddenly i have been working on this for the last two years. Let me introduce you fully reworked Caterham 7 which originates from the said mod. I dont think there is anything left from the original really, but i am not sure.
This mod would not be possible if it wasnt for a whole list of people, here are my big thanks to people who all massively contributed, all in their free time only based around their love to caterhams and rF2.

MajorParts:
For endless patience with my moods and loads of knowledge sharing about rF2 modding.

Simon Rogers from Meteor Motorsports:
Simon is a professional who does caterham suspension for majority of caterham owners in the UK, anybody who owns a caterham knows his name. Simon provided huge range of data and information about the suspension of this beast, all for free just as part of his love to caterhams.

Titan Motorsport - www.titan.uk.net:
Tier 1 Supplier to many major car manufacturers for Design, Manufacturing and Assembly services. In particular supplier to Caterham for over 20 years for many suspension, steering, powertrain and transmission components.
Our model of caterham shipped with open diff and TITAN is a very popular aftermarket choice for a limited slip diff.
I contacted them requesting their help in pursuit of data, they were more than willing to help, supported me over the time and simply made it very obvious they love these cars as much as I do.
They have my gratitude for their help without asking anything back for it.

Tim Vanhee:
Tim has been around this mod since forever. He owns a very similar version and has been providing me with contacts, advices and help over the whole two years. Always quick to reply. He also has been the number 1 feedback provider, telling me how and where the mod does not feel quite right. As my Thank you Tim I included your caterhams skin and your helmet in the mod.

Ales Ogrinc from United Racing Design (URD):
Ales has given me many advices about rF2 modding that i could not otherwise research, never asking anything back for it. Many thanks

Alex Coutie:
Thank you Alex for rigging and exporting our drivers for us

Cubitz:
To the best of my knowledge no longer active in sim racing world, thank you for your rF1 mod from which this all started.

Pietro Mangano:
Priceless help with sounds, provided many samples that ended up in the mod, mostly in modified form. Thank you

Franck Baroni:
Franck helped putting together what was almost final form of the sounds, Sounds are not easy to come by for free, and everything about this mod is free, so we did our absolute best. Thank you Franck

Speedy12:
Walking car encyclopedia, very busy person yet still finding huge amounts of time to help me with this car. Never asking anything back for it. You have my never ending gratitude.

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This is entry level Caterham 7 Classic edition 1.4 K-series.

As stock it comes with open differential, street tyres and 5 speed manualy H-pattern gearbox.
We have included some upgrades to this baby, the most significant one is the limited slip differential. The LSD makes the car faster around the track, but not neccessairly more fun. That is to anybodys preference.
You should almost treat it as two completely differend cars, one with open diff and one with LSD. So make sure you use differend setups for it.

The engine is humble inline 4 with peak 105HP and 128Nm of torque. This is not a dragster for sure. You will notice significant drag and with it also significant slip stream effect. Its a lot of fun close racing on these.

This car does not have any aids, no ABS, no Traction control, no auto blipping, nothing. Its all down to you. Its very lightweight and as such its quite
sensitive to setup changes, your over/understeer balance is mostly tweaked by adjusting the rake (front to rear ride height) but there are more means you can play around with.

I hope you enjoy it
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61 Comments
Foose Mar 22 @ 11:39am 
Can you imagine the 620R? That whould be insane :D
a.warringa1 Mar 20 @ 3:36pm 
This car is so, so, SO much fun to drive. Never drove a real one but the physics and handling of this car feel just so real to me. My favorite car in rF2.
rd.king Jan 2 @ 6:41pm 
any chance this mod could see a tire upgrade
Tarmac Terrorist May 12, 2020 @ 5:35am 
Well I tell you what, I know i've already made a comment about what i think about this mod, but feck me after another evening with it, I gotta make another one!

Basically if you don't try this mod you're only being cruel to yourself!

If I could say one bad word about this mod, that word would be BADASS!
Tarmac Terrorist May 8, 2020 @ 6:13pm 
Oh my feck, this is absoloutely freaking bloody awsome! Nuff said! Why are folks complaining about the sound, there is nothing wrong with it, its great, maybe its been updated since then, but thankyou so fecking much, ive just spend 2 hours with ths, many more to come!
|$m0k!n|-Zak Nov 1, 2019 @ 5:44pm 
thanks ! a true blast to drive !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
gadaga-31 Sep 18, 2019 @ 9:23am 
Such a pitty that the eggine sound kills the fun. It's too vague and too much echo!
grlap May 8, 2019 @ 9:25am 
It would be great if this mod could be modified to Roadsport, 270R and 310 R versions.
OlivierMDVY Dec 27, 2018 @ 11:55am 
Nice car but this one needs a DX11 update.
shovas Aug 5, 2018 @ 4:12pm 
Fun car, not sure how realistic it is (can brake and turn on a dime it seems), but very good work here. Nitpick: You sit too high in the vehicle by default.