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Second Caterham Supersport model arrives. Image by Caterham.

Second Caterham Supersport model arrives
New, 2.0-litre engined Seven Supersport R expands Caterham's model range.
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What's the news?

A new model in the Caterham range, 'big brother' to the Supersport, has arrived, called the Supersport R. It comes with a 2.0-litre engine and five-speed gearbox. Prices start at 27,995 fully built and the R offers 25% more power than the standard Supersport.

Exterior

To the casual observer one Caterham looks much like the next; and the Supersport R is about what is under the aluminium and fibreglass rather than cosmetic additions. Aeroscreens are fitted instead of a full windscreen (a proper screen is an option) and Supersport models get bespoke half-doors, tunnel top and boot cover.

Interior

Supersport models also get a bespoke steering wheel, while the instrument display includes a change-up light. Seats are composite race items and four-point harnesses hold driver and passenger in place.

Mechanicals

Power comes from Ford's Duratec 2.0-litre motor. This develops 183hp, which goes through a five-speed transmission to a limited-slip differential. Quoted performance figures are 0-60mph in 4.8 seconds and a top speed of 130mph. Suspension is designed to work on both road and track with race springs and Supersport dampers.

Anything else?

The Supersport R is also available in ready to assemble form for 24,995.



John Lambert - 12 Nov 2012


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