Far from the rumored 2.4 liter superharged RS Performance V8 engine, the R500 will receive a reworked 2.0-liter Duratec Ford engine which pumps out 263bhp and revs to 8,500 rpm.

Now officially official, vital details beyond what has already been mentioned yet from here and here have been released by Caterham today on their ballistic cruise missile, the R500 Superlight. Highlights include:

  • 0-60mph in 2.88 seconds (Bugatti Veyron territory)
  • Kerb weight 506kg (516kg – sequential gearbox)
  • All-new electronic dashboard including keyless ignition
  • On sale immediately starting at £36,995

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Caterham R500 Superlight Details & Photos Emerge