Caterham’s Superlight R600 and the ability to teleport.
Whenever I think about Caterham’s Superlight R500, the Ariel Atom immediately comes to mind. Both of them seem like the kind of rides that would make your mother pop prescription pills like Tic Tacs. In the meantime, Caterham came up with a successor to the R500 and they mean business. The R600 is the quickest Caterham Seven race car ever with a 2.0-liter Ford Duratec engine under the bonnet, that outputs around 275 HP – 205 kW and 270 Nm of torque. It also represents the first Seven to feature forced induction technology making it 13 percent more powerful than the outgoing R500. All those horses are sent to the rear wheels through a 6-speed sequential gearbox.
There’s no word on the performance numbers just yet, but for the record, the Superlight R500 went from 0 to 100km/h in 2.9 seconds.
For $73,000, the Caterham Superlight R600 also comes with a Titan limited slip differential and a choice of Avon radial slicks or wets. There’s no radio though as the sound of the engine roaring at full throttle will probably make you sing along like crazy. Caterham officials also mentioned that R300 owners will have the possibility of upgrading their cars to the latest R600 specification.