Although many of Caterham's cars feature Ford motors, the company has elected the Skoda Octavia to serve as its corporate fleet vehicle of choice. Jeremy Clarkson, our favorite UK motoring writer, had some nice things to say about the wagon version a while back, although he ultimately pronounced it "dull." Which is not something anyone would ever say about a Caterham. Still, maybe after spending so much time with vehicles that elemental and raw, a bit of time in a bland, modern car is actually a blessing for the keepers of the Lotus 7 flame. And needless to say, the Skoda folks are well-chuffed by Caterham's decision, as it obviously adds a bit of lustre to their one-time-joke of a brand.
Skoda Wins Caterham Company Cars' Race [Carpages, UK]
Czech This Out: New Skoda Octavia RS [Internal]