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Caterham RS Levante Sells Out - All 8 of Them

 Caterham RS Levante Sells Out - All 8 of Them
Caterham RS Levante

Caterham Cars has announced all eight Caterham-based Levante supercars scheduled for production have been sold. First launched this past spring the Caterham RS Levant is hand-built by RS Performance with assistance from Caterham. At £115,000 the Levante boasts RS Performance’s unique, in-house designed supercharged 500+bhp 2.4 litre V8 engine, housed in a special version of the lightweight Caterham SV chassis. With close to 1000bhp-per-tonne, the figure is nearly double that of the Bugatti Veyron.

Caterham sales & marketing director, Andy Noble, commented: ‘The fact that all eight Levantes have been sold so quickly comes as no surprise. Over the last 51 years, the Seven has created and met the demand for those searching for the purest form of driving available. For drivers looking for the ultimate, the Levante facilitates that by taking Colin Chapman’s original design to a staggering new level.’

Source: Caterham
Published Oct 16, 2008 4:33 pm By Brian Potter
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Caterham RS Levante – Sold Out

Despite the recent decline in car sales and consumer spending, all of the £115,000 plus Caterham-based Levante supercars scheduled for production have been sold.

Launched in Spring 2008, the Levante is the most powerful production Caterham ever, with only eight being hand-built by Hertfordshire-based RS Performance in association with Caterham Cars.

The Levante boasts RS Performance’s unique, in-house designed supercharged 500+bhp 2.4 litre V8 engine, housed in a modified version of the lightweight Caterham SV chassis. With close to 1000bhp-per-tonne, the figure is nearly double that of the Bugatti Veyron.

With its modern and aggressive interpretation of the Seven’s classic looks, the Levante possesses a sophisticated electronics package, including traction and launch control, to allow drivers to get the most from the incredible machine.

All new owners of Caterham RS models are required to attend a two-day advanced driving course on delivery of their machines.

In parallel to the success of the Caterham RS Levante, Caterham Cars enjoyed one of its best ever sales periods this summer thanks to the arrival of the critically acclaimed Superlight R500 and the expansion of the Academy race series from two to three grids for the 2009 season.

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Comments (11)

 Douglas6250 Douglas6250
The drivers must really have good control of their foot. The rear wheels must be skidding and losing traction all the time !!
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October 3, 2009 3:08 pm
 Panamera Panamera
lol its like a flea man. i like it.
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December 19, 2008 5:10 am
 great_supercars255 great_supercars255
it looks good.....
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October 18, 2008 10:18 pm
 loki loki
I really don't see the point of this car.. british sportscars are all about small, revving engines and super lightweight bodies.. this thing is so light it'll never put those 500bhp down. it's simply too much. quite useless.. unless you put some wings on it. then it'll may be a sensible thing to invest in.
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October 17, 2008 10:22 pm
 mechamynd mechamynd
Great! Successor of its kind! V8 roaring with the wonderful caterham chasis! Triple headlighs are looking good by the way...
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October 17, 2008 7:47 pm
 Tron117 Tron117
That is one of the maddest cars out there.....but the car i REALLY REALLY wanna see, and own, but won't :( is the V8 Atom. Virtually the same as this Catherham but looks better and well....just overall i want one so much more.
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October 17, 2008 8:14 am
 carcrazy1234 carcrazy1234
1000 bhp per tonne... omg... lol that's ALL i have to say ps. there will be 8 deaths very soon. hahhaha
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October 17, 2008 4:39 am
 Boomer Boomer
This car is going to be one of the most unbelievable road cars ever conceived. The only other car I can safely say will be more extreme is the Caparo T1.
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October 17, 2008 1:59 am
 Kepe Kepe
I bet some of them will never see the track. They'll be kept in the garage and taken out on some special days for some fun driving in the desert ;)
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October 17, 2008 12:29 am
 Tuner_Mad Tuner_Mad
Great idea selling all 8 of them. They are gonna be taken to tracks, then wrecked, just like that X-Bow at the 'ring.
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October 16, 2008 11:58 pm