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What is a Tiger - Cat E1 / Supercat / Cat XL


The Cat E1 is now out of production and the rest of the Cat range (Supercat / Cat XL) has been sold to Southways Sports cars. Tiger now act as an agent for Southways supporting both old and new Cats. The Cat is based on a single donor car (Sierra) it is easy to build with a lot of the parts simply unbolting and attached directly to the new chassis. The Car was introduced in 1997 and has remained in production ever since.

The Cat is unique amongst similarly styled cars in that it uses the entire Sierra rear axle subframe as it unbolts from the donor. There is a downside though it is a rather heavy unit but it does make for easy assembly.

Defining characteristics of the car are the aluminium side panels and the one piece rear bodywork (rather than separate wheel arches hanging on the tub).

The variants mentioned above are the Supercat which has wider rear wheel arches for bigger tyres (the Cat was developed for 185 section, the supercat will take 205) and the Cat XL which has 3" more width in the cockpit area for the more generously proportioned driver.

Production 1997-present
Chassis 1" Square Tube
Weight 630kg (approx)
Engine Ford 4 cylinder Inline
Gearbox Ford Type 9
Rear Axle Sierra Rear Sub Frame
Front Axle Sierra Front Hubs