Caterham Superlight R500 Teaser

Superlight R500: Coming in spring
Superlight R500: Coming in spring
Caterham has released a teaser image of the R500 Superlight, which will break cover in spring.

A company insider confirmed to PistonHeads that the car will not have the rumoured RS Performance V8 but will feature a ‘different gearbox’.

The source would not deny a paddle shift, but as this was available on the recently announced limited edition RS Performance RST-V8 Caterham we can only think it could be fitted to the R500, possibly as an option.

The car will be less than 490kg and will have over 500bhp/ton, with an expected 0-60mph time of under 3.6 seconds.

As the Caterham website says the car is ‘classified’ and more information will be available in the spring.

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  • Paperboy 09 Apr 2008

    263bhp 2.0 Duratec, not the 2.3L. Revs to 8500rpm
    6 speed sequential as an option, 6 speed manual as std
    Launch control as an option
    Series 3 chassis
    0-60 sub 3 seconds
    From £37k


    Edited by Paperboy on Wednesday 9th April 12:52

  • FWDRacer 09 Apr 2008

    Paperboy said:
    263bhp 2.0 Duratec, not the 2.3L
    6 speed sequential as an option, 6 speed manual as std
    Launch control as an option
    Series 3 chassis
    From £37k
    ...and a teaser shot 'cause no one will know what it looks like...

    hehe

  • Mag1calTrev0r 09 Apr 2008

    Paperboy said:
    ...£37k
    eek

  • dinkel 09 Apr 2008

    Ta, that's Cerbera + Tamora-money . . .

  • Paperboy 09 Apr 2008

    Ta, that's Cerbera + Tamora-money . . .

    And quicker around a circuit than both biggrin

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