Teaser for Caterham’s new supercharged track carEnlarge Photo
For the uninitiated, the R300 is a track car based on a Lotus Seven chassis and which tips the scales at just over 1,000 pounds. It’s powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine sourced from Ford and is rated at 175 horsepower.
A supercharged version of the R300 promises to be significantly more potent, though there’s likely to be more than just a power hike for Caterham’s new model.
A few months ago we brought you a report that Caterham was planning a new model complete with a roof and a more comfortable cockpit. Could this be the car Caterham is teasing? We’ll know in a month’s time.
Caterham's range of lightweight track cars have been extremely popular amongst driving enthusiasts in the UK and certain other markets such as Italy, Japan and even the U.S. The cars represent a much more simplistic approach to racing, with a no nonsense design and purity that most modern track cars could never emulate.