Caterham Releases R500 Superlight Teaser Image

Caterham Superlight R500 teaser image
Caterham Superlight R500 teaser image

The heads that are pistons have confirmed with an inside source at Caterham that the R500 Superlight due for release in the coming weeks will not be equipped with the rumoured RS Performance V8 but instead receive a different gearbox. PistonHeads goes on to speculate that paddle shifters could be available as an option since it was recently announced as being available on the limited edition RS Performance RST-V8 Caterham. Weighing less than 490kg and packing over 500bhp, the R500 Superlight is expected to vaporize itself on the way to 60 mph in under 3.6 seconds!

Published Apr 9th, 2008 7:07pm By Brian Potter

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unknownuser unknownuser
500bhp less than 490kg 0-60 mph 3.6 second weird!!!!!
Apr 10th, 2008 2:00pm
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dmanero dmanero
Is anyone going to be stupid enough to buy one, come on this is the 21 century, get with the time.
Apr 10th, 2008 2:29am
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radmeister radmeister
You would have to be more stupid to buy a corvette or viper. This thing is more hi-tech and has a much better interior + it has an exclusivity factor. People buy what they like, and this thing has an oldschool vibe and goes around the track like a bat out of hell.
Apr 10th, 2008 5:03am
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sensei sensei
M'eh, just a kit-car maker putting a bing engine in a small chassis. Power is nothing without control.
Apr 10th, 2008 2:11am
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radmeister radmeister
It is a small engine actually, 2,5L V8. i think the only difference will be a wing.
Apr 10th, 2008 1:13am
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Bremen_Koenigsegg Bremen_Koenigsegg
lol! Agreed. Just watch -- the only aesthetic differences will be a bulge in the bonnet and fat tail pipes.
Apr 10th, 2008 1:53am
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amade.ch amade.ch
that must be a joke. a caterham TEASER image? come on. do you think this thime the caterham will look all that different? this can't be serious. :-)
Apr 10th, 2008 1:13am
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