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Caterham unveiled their new Supersport R

By Adrian Prisca


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A new exciting car has been recently unveiled by the British automaker Caterham, the Supersport R. The base of this stunning 4-wheeler is the Caterham Supersport, but the R is way better in both performance and looks.

The Caterham Supersport R sport a limited slip differential, a suspension especially tuned for the track, with sports dampers and race springs, and Avon CR500 rubbers. In addition, Caterham specialists mounted a gear shift indicator, composite race seats with 4-point harnesses and a state of the art steering wheel.

As it comes to power, the Supersport R is propelled by a 2.0-liter Ford Duratec engine delivering 180 HP (134 kW) and 143 lb-ft (194 Nm) of torque. This is in fact an increase of 40 HP (30 kW) and 31 Nm (23 lb-ft) in comparison to the Supersport model. The power plant is tied to the wheels via a 5-speed manual transmission, enabling the sports car to accelerate from naught to 62 mph (100 km/h) in 4.8 seconds, up to a maximum speed of 130 mph (209 km/h). Worth mentioning, the vehicle weighs a stunning 535 kg (1,179 lbs).

Graham McDonald, the CEO of Caterham, explains: “The Supersport’s formula has struck a chord with driving enthusiasts and we are confident that, by extending the range to include an R model, we will be able to build on the original’s success.” The fully built version of Caterham Supersport R is available for purchase at £27,995, while the kit is priced at a lower £24,995.


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Founder of Luxatic and countless other projects, Adrian has shaped this website into a go-to source for discerning readers looking for the latest in luxury products and experiences. He has over 15 years of experience in creating, managing and publishing lifestyle content across numerous platforms and he’s considered a leading voice in the luxury industry. Learn more about Luxatic's Editorial Process.

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