Courtesy of Hillbank motor company.
Guys there gave me a great tour and demo. Was a very enlightening experience. I think i’ve settled on a 360 sv s (the guys told me it is actually called s5 by the brits instead) as it seems to be a nice middle ground performance wise and can be upgraded later without too much hassle. Some thoughts:
Much windier than the convertibles I’ve been in. Side screens seem necessary at freeway speeds. The wind was trying to suck the sunglasses off my face
I’m not too tall for the regular car at 6'1". My hips are too wide to comfortably fit the seat.
The sv, although it appears chonkey in photos, looks much better in person and the proportions dont look as off. Honestly the regular car looks too small.
Highly reccomend a visit in the LA area. Will post some more pics of my trip when I get home tuesday, internet is goving me trouble right now.
I also didnt get to ask what the deal was with the Shelby daytona concept because I ran out of time. Im not 100% sure its legit.
Edit: wanted to add some more detail for posterity: they told me to make sure to spec these with a battery master cut off, as with the tiny battery the immobilizer will drain the car in about a week. They ran a custom cut off to the dash as usually its external on the car. On the model they added some additional gauges for battery voltage. They also advised me that 90% of the time when caterham ships the kits to the US they are missing pieces which need to be reordered. He reccomended ordering the car as a factory roller (which I probably won’t for the bragging rights) to ensure that you dont have to wait for them to reship the missing hardware.