Caterham introduces hotter Supersport R

Caterham has introduced their new Supersport R. It features a 2.0-liter Ford Duratec engine that produces 180 bhp (134 kW) and 143 lb-ft (194 Nm) of torque.

Caterham has introduced their new Supersport R.

Based on the standard Supersport, the R variant features a limited slip differential, Avon CR500 tires and a track-oriented suspension with race springs and sporty dampers. There's also a bespoke steering wheel, a gear-shift indicator and composite race seats with four-point harnesses.

Power is provided by a 2.0-liter Ford Duratec engine that produces 180 bhp (134 kW) and 143 lb-ft (194 Nm) of torque - 40 bhp (30 kW) and 23 lb-ft (31 Nm) more than the Supersport. It is connected to a five-speed manual transmission which enables the 535 kg (1,179 lb) sports car to accelerate from 0-60 mph in 4.8 seconds and hit a top speed of 130 mph (209 km/h).

According to Caterham Chief Executive Graham Macdonald, "The Supersport’s formula has struck a chord with driving enthusiasts and we are confident that, by extending the range to include an R model, we will be able to build on the original’s success."

Kit pricing starts at £24,995, while fully-built models retail for £27,995.

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Model Caterham Supersport , Caterham 7
Automaker Caterham
Article type General
Tags 2013 caterham supersport r, caterham 7, caterham supersport, caterham supersport r