Teaming up with RS Performance, the company has managed to squeeze 500+ horsepower and 300 ft-lbs of torque out of a 2.4L supercharged V8 engine.
Caterham is already well known for making some insanely fast vehicles, and now the company has announced an official performance arm. Teaming up with RS Performance, the company has managed to squeeze 500+ horsepower and 300 ft-lbs of torque out of a 2.4L supercharged V8 engine. Considering the Caterham RS Seven only weighs 520kgs, 0-60 mph times should take less than 3 seconds. The power to weight ratio is a Bugatti beating 1000hp per ton, however top speed is limited to 150 mph.
For those less adventures souls among us, the company will also offer a naturally aspirated version which will produce 380 hp and 190 ft-lbs of torque. Handling all this raw power is an advanced electronics system which includes traction and launch control. To help keep weight down, the Caterham RS features extensive use of carbon fiber and Kevlar seats.
A twelve week waiting period is required for production and potential owners should be prepared to handover at least £115,000.