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Caterham Superlight R600: ban hit the road

Caterham is a small British manufacturer which assembles lightweight roadsters that show the silhouette of legendary Lotus Seven.

Their tubular steel frame is covered both by aluminum panels, fiberglass and even carbon fiber to reduce weight to a minimum.

As proof, a Caterham model weighs between 500 and 575 pounds.

Usually, the manufacturer will sell for competition models in kit form, while others will be assembled by hand.

The range of models in 2012 Caterham seven roadsters.

The annual production of the manufacturer is between 500 and 600 units.

For the 2012 season of Formula 1 racing, Caterham has its own stables with drivers Heikki Kovalainen and Vitaly Petrov.

The Caterham Superlight R600

This roadster is indicated to the competition or for racing. He can not travel on the road.

This featherweight weighs only 515 pounds.

Its original Ford engine is a four cylinder 2.0-liter that delivers power 279 horsepower with a torque of 200 lb-ft.

This beautiful energy is transmitted to the rear wheels through a six-speed sequential transmission.

The manufacturer announced accelerations from 0 to 100 km / h in just 2.9 seconds.

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