Caterham Academy 2017

Caterham Academy 2017 0.93b

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2017 Specs

3D model, Textures >> @Ben O'Bro
Research & brand new physics >> @JackCY


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thanks Leonardo for the vids ;)

♦ S K I N S ♦
Skin Package now available here

♦ Templates ♦
2020 : - 7mo (the same for both LHD / RHD) (font included)

Also available :
Caterham 165 -
SuperSprint 1995 -
Fictional R500 -
420R Race Specs -

♥ Merci ♥
Daniel French for the references! (he is the car #30 ;))
All the previous help for the 1700, this model comes directly as an improvement from it!
Many thanks to the RD community :)
Merci Jacques A. !
@Leonardo Ratafiá

♦ Disclaimer ♦
Please... if you want to share this mod, only share the link to this Race Department page!
And of course, please do not modify, copy or upload any part of this mod without my permission.

Lot of hours went into it so we hope you enjoy it!

From Ben & Jack
With ♥

NB: if you were to enjoy it that much and wanted to say thank you, feel free! Beers will be shared between Jack & i
Ben O'Bro
File size
52.8 MB
First release
Last update
4.93 star(s) 68 ratings

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Latest updates

  1. Material Edit (online compatible)

    - ONLINE COMPATIBLE with previous version - so no worries if the server still runs the Academy...
  2. visual fixes

    physic is untouched less objects! in all the LOD (pain to do ...) - for hopefully better...
  3. Visual updates (no physics changes)

    Few fixes & updates (no physic change) Improvement of the number of objects, hoping for better...
  4. LHD+RHD+few more skins

    RHD finally here ;) with Miles speedo for our british friends! Skin template is the same for...
  5. sound fix + details

    sound switched to the Abarth Assetto Corse (previous was street version and was giving issues)...

Latest reviews

Great mod, in conjunction with the various British track mods and a VR headset it brings back great memories of doing track days in my own Caterham-esque kit car.

On that subject have you thought about doing a variant with a motorcycle engine? Caterham themselves made a model with a Fireblade engine that weighed under 400kgs and quite a few have been converted using Suzuki Hayabusa engines. I've had a go at making a tune myself with rudimentary weight, gearing and engine output changes but I don't pretend to know the ins and outs of AC car mod creation so I'm sure it could be massively improved upon.
Superb. Best Caterham out there. Thanks, 10 out of 10 in VR.
0k Muchas Gracias ;)
5 thumbs up
Very nice work , pitty that like many mods noone does one of the most important parts....LODS... this is a 5 star mod bar that!
Ben O'Bro
Ben O'Bro
so the LODS are done & included. But the car itself hasn't the best optimisation, and could have higher CPU usage than regular kunos content :(
Superb work continue like this I have the whole collection.Thanks
Ben O'Bro
Ben O'Bro
ehe glad you enjoy them!
Great mod. Just completed a race around Brands hatch. Handling and sound are awesome. Drove with skin No90 and the reflections in the chrome bonnet are incredible. Many thanks for this wonderful mod.
Awesome car, have really enjoyed it on LAC too! Thanks for your other CAT mods and incredible work on LAC too!
Much appreciated, they've have brought hours of enjoyment. Donated a bit for your hard work.
Awesome work!
Toujours au TOP ! Bonne continuation, je kiff ;)
Awesome fun. Thank you so much for sharing.
Great job, a piece of art very appreciated here ! ;-)
Thank you very much.
Nice to see new content updates after your hdd crash! Keep working on this amazing project! Thanks a lot mate
Ben O'Bro
Ben O'Bro
this is a cover up, that's me sorting files i still had after the crash on my AC folder... :p could almost call it 1.0
Awesome mate, simply awesome. Now get to work on the other version we spoke about HA HA HA
Ben O'Bro
Ben O'Bro
WIP ^^
superb, very realistic, will make a great league race car
Ben O'Bro
Ben O'Bro
Glad you enjoy it :) it's meant to go 1.0 some day, getting delayed a little by... life! But someday :p
One more for my collection.
Lovely work. Thank you for the time you spent making this.
Thank you very much
Sorry about the rating but...the car sound the same as an Abarth 500...that its ok, it is a mod...but it drives the same as an Abarth 500.
That is no good. We are talking at a 500kg rear wheel drive car. with 50-50 wheigt distribution...It cannot have the same phisics as a 900kg front wheel drive. There is a lot of understeer in this car...It doesn´t look reallistic to me. Sorry but I don´t like it. Hope that it drives better at new versions.
Ben O'Bro
Ben O'Bro
Thank you for your feedback. As stated in the description, Sound is from the Abarth (kunos) indeed, which sounds fairly acceptable. Hard to create one from scratch anyways.
As for the physics, this surely is NOT an abarth. The physics here were made from scratch for a Caterham 1700 Super Sprint, and adapted with academy power LUT the time being, waiting for better data to make it proper Academy.
The real suspension data could help improve the understeer, but it won't be a revolution either. As discussed many times in the support section, it's a 500kg with the aero of a box, and zero spoiler. Academy also wears street tyres. And for what it's worth, mine sure did understeer and oversteer a lot...
Did you drive a caterham in real life? If so, your feedback would be very valuable as it's hard to find real life owners.
Wow nice car and a blast to drive :)
Great mod but in VR with 15 opponents my FPS drops to 45. Can you make more efficient the LOD for this car? Because with other vehicles I don't have this kind of issue. Keep up the good job :)
Ben O'Bro
Ben O'Bro
thanks for the feedback! I already improved it, but not enough indeed... it's added to to-do list :)
I've heard about this mod for a little bit now and decided to give her a try. Man am I ever glad that I did. These cars are so much fun and can teach a lot of new guys how to learn car control without having to go Mach 2 with your hair on fire. Great job. Can't believe it's not version 1 yet, but can't wait until it is. Great job man.
Ben O'Bro
Ben O'Bro
hey thanks for the kind words :) i saw you organize a race with it! That's cool seeing some mods in the racing club!!
Not 1.0 because we are still waiting for some official data.. in the meantime, it's still enjoyable in its current status!
Kinda cute how the RH driver takes the steering wheel off and lets it hang out the right side of the car as he passes you! Do you need a screenshot? Don't know if that happens on LHD; can't see inside the car well enough.
Ben O'Bro
Ben O'Bro
hi! yes screenshot please :)
LHD dash cam is on the right side :) Please fix it!
Ben O'Bro
Ben O'Bro
oops! noted thank you
Beautifully polished mod, i understand the physics are work in progress and it's been a while since I drove a Caterham R300 on track and definitely recall it feeling nose heavy and pushy but with a relatively easy switch to oversteer with power.. But for my two pennies, perhaps not quite this nose heavy? Although the Academy is a lower power model, under steer did feel a tad terminal, had to be very patient getting back on the throttle..? I don't really feel worthy of any critique, so take with a pinch of salt please. Can't wait for the final version, it'll be blast to race!
So many mods! Every time you guys release a car mod it is better than the last one. That's what I call "evolution" . This one is no different. So realistic and very, very fun to drive. THANK YOU!
Still have the issue with the driver's arm poking through the door on the RHD version. I hope this can be fixed for version 1.0. Otherwise, a great mod and I'm looking forward to the finished product.
Ben O'Bro
Ben O'Bro
aha i knew i forgot something XD i fixed it, and forgot to include it... next version indeed!
Thx for job
Awesome work ...Superb...Thanks
Perfect mod
Amazingly detailed work !
Glad to see excellent physics combined with excellent graphics ;-)
Fun to race, good to look at.
Thanks for sharing.