A new model jas been added to Caterham’s iconic range of Sevens: this is the two-liter Supersport R. Packing 180 bhp, the new Caterham Supersport R features many circuit-orientated performance essentials, a bigger engine as well as a five-speed gearbox. As expected, the Supersport R will sit above its 1.6-litre sibling in the Seven range and will be priced at £24,995 (incl tax) in self-build form or £27,995 fully-built.
According to Caterham the new adaptation’s 2-litre Ford Duratec engine has been developed during three years in Caterham’s R300 race championship. With a total weight of just 535 kg, the new vehicle promises to expand the Supersport line, which already includes road and track versions of the 1.6-litre model.
The interior of the car features a bespoke Supersport steering wheel, integrated change-up light, composite race seats and four-point race harnesses. An Aero screen is offered as standard. In order to offer better handling, the Supersport R features grippy Avon CR500 tyres, Supersport dampers and race springs.
Caterham Cars’ Chief Executive, Graham Macdonald, said: “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 performance of the car is very impressive but, teamed with the accessibility of the suspension specification that works so effortlessly on the road and track on the base model, it is well-balanced, satisfying and fun in terms of the driving experience it offers.”