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Brooke Double vs Caterham

It's about as comfortable as an old metal bathtub but boy, racing round Brands Hatch on a winter's day doesn't half get your pulse racing. The Double R (for road racer) is a projectile-shaped open-wheeled racer; it's got no hood or windscreen, so you're completely exposed. The retro design belongs to a different era — when Bernie Ecclestone was still a hard-up Connaught racer. But in terms of technology it's bang up to date. It's powered by the latest 2.3 litre Ford Duratec engine, tuned by Cosworth to 200bhp, 260bhp (the same used by Caterham in the CSR 260) or 275bhp. There are plans for a 300bhp version with a supercharger. But the best thing about it is that it weighs only a shade over half a ton so its power to weight ratio is better even than that of a

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