Caterham Superlight R600 debuts for 2013 race seriesThu, 04 Oct 2012
Filed under: “Too cool for the United States.” Caterham launched the fastest Seven in company history for its exclusive race series, the Superlight R600 Championship.
The latest Seven is powered by a supercharged 2-liter Ford Duratec engine that churns out 275 hp and 200 lb-ft of torque. That power is sent to the rear wheels via a six-speed sequential gearbox and a Titan limited-slip differential. It's the first Seven to feature forced induction from the factory.
With a $72,477 cost, the Seven Superlight R600 is not cheap. But it is a bit cheaper than some other dedicated, lightweight track monsters like the BAC Mono or KTM X-Bow.
Caterham's race series for owners of the car, the 2013 Superlight R600 Championship is expecting a 16-car grid for the upcoming season and 30 cars for 2014.
If you are interested in throwing your hat into the ring for the upcoming R600 Championship, contact the people of Caterham at firstname.lastname@example.org.
By David Arnouts