The Roadsport 125 Monaco was built to pay homage to Monte Carlo. In addition to paying tribute to the high-end Monte Carlo casino, the Roadsport 125 Monaco also bears testimonies to the design of the original 1957 model designed by Colin Chapman.
The limited edition vehicle continues the customized styling that marked the Colin Chapman design. It also carries on Chapman’s vision of designing a racing vehicle made of materials that keep the weight down to an ideal minimum – the Roadsport 125 Monaco weighs only 500 kilograms.
As for aesthetics, the new Roadsport 125 Monaco features the brushed aluminum body that is a mark of Caterham Cars. The entire body of the car is also emblazoned with the red and white colors of the flag of Monegasque. Completing the aesthetics of the Roadsport 125 Monaco are wheel guards and a nose assembly finished entirely in eloquent black color.
Black forms the color theme of the Caterham Special Edition’s interior design as well. The seats in the cockpit are upholstered with black leather. Other parts of the car’s interiors carry a design combining red highlights and black trim. Caterham’s interior designers clearly took inspiration from the roulette wheels used in the Monaco Casino Square in the 1950s.
An all-black trim is also offered as an optional kit to the Roadsport 125 Monaco’s buyers. They also had the choice of getting a wide SV chassis and a lowered floor. Of course, the car’s mechanics also promises exceptional performance. It is powered by a 1.6-liter Ford engine mated to a 5-speed gearbox.
The engine’s performance promises a six-second acceleration period to reach 60 miles per hour from a standstill. A power-to-weight ratio of 227 bhp per tonne leads to a top speed of 112 miles per hour. The Roadsport 125 Monaco was sold at a price tag of just £20,995.
However, the first 20 cars were offered at a discounted price of £19,995. If it’s not any different from the success gained by other Caterham Special Editions, it’s going to be a classic and could fetch a higher price in auctions in the future like the 2001 Beaulieu.