The all-new Caterham Seven Superlight R500 is the perfect choice for serious drivers seeking an exceptional sportscar experience. Featuring more power, sharper handling and the option of launch control and a Caterham Motorsport-engineered sequential gearbox, it sets an all-new standard in lightweight performance.
Weighing only 506kg and producing 263bhp, the Series 3 chassis flagship model offers exhilarating performance, with 0-60mph acceleration in an astonishing 2.88 seconds. Outfitted with Kevlar race seats, it has the impressive power-to-weight ratio of 520bhp-per-tonne.
The original Caterham R500 recipe has been tweaked to its ultimate form, with an all-alloy 2.0 litre Ford Duratec engine at its heart. Coupled with the roller barrel throttle bodies and expertly tuned by Caterham Powertrain (CPT), the four-cylinder mill unleashes its full potential, developing 263bhp and 177 lb-ft of torque. This is transmitted to the rear wheels to ensure an unrelenting driving experience. Owners can also choose between the 6-speed manual gearbox or the optional Caterham Motorsport engineered sequential transmission.
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