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The RAF 360 Roadster is a one-off and will be auctioned off by Collecting Cars. All proceeds, an estimated £100,000, will go to the RAF Benevolent Fund, which helps veterans of the Royal Air Force.

British company Caterham has unveiled an unexpected new product – the RAF 360 roadster. It was created in partnership with Mission Motorsport, the RAF Benevolent Fund and the Royal Air Force. The sports car was assembled by personnel from the RAF Benson airbase using parts from the Puma HC2 logistics helicopter.

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Thus, the aluminum skin of the Puma tail boom became body panels, and the British even used the internal partition together with the emergency door release handle. All this was left as it was on the helicopter, but the original elements were painted in the traditional NATO green color. The cabin received helicopter toggle switches, a chronometer, and evacuation instructions, which were applied to the seat cushions.

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For greater effect, the roadster was equipped with a three-stage ignition system, and the battery was packed in an ammunition box. Meanwhile, the engine remained the same as the regular Seven 360 – an atmospheric “four” 2.0 Ford Duratec with a power of 183 horsepower and 194 Nm of torque. Through a five-speed “mechanics” the engine drives the rear wheels and allows acceleration to 60 miles per hour (97 km / h) in 4.8 seconds. The passport maximum speed of the Seven 360 is 209 kilometers per hour.

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