2004 Caterham Superlight review and pictures

Posted on Thursday, 8 March 2007 , 18:03:44 byAlina

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Caterham Superlight

The new Caterham Superlight was rendered the best possible dynamic package. It contains a lot of track options through being supplied fully road legal. The standard equipment includes competition specification engine, carbon dashboard, a 6-speed transmission and a lot more. It is available in three different guises. The R300, with a 1.8-liter engine capable of developing 165 BHP, the R400 with a 1.8-liter capable of developing 200 BHP and last, but not least, the R500 also powered by a 1.8-liter, but capable of developing 230 BHP. This last one runs on 13-inch Magnesium wheels with Avon CR500 tires.

By reducing to a minimum whilst packaging of the weight, the new Caterham Superlight was rendered the best possible dynamic package. This was taken from the Caterham Roadsport and enriched with very many options in order to enhance performance.

It contains many track options though being suppilied fully road legal. The race buckets seats, eind deflector in lieu of windscreen, the interior with dashbord made of fibre carbon are fitted as standard.
The standard equipment of the new caterham Superlight includes competition specification engine, carbon dashboard, 6 speed gearbox, Ventilated front discs with four pot calipers, de Dion competition derived rear suspension, adjustable rear anti-roll bar and wide track and bespoke road tyres. The car weights only 485 kgs. It is 65 kgs lighter than the Roadsport model. There is also a list of options to be added in case one wished to personalize the car like full weather equipment. It is available in three different guises.

R300

1.8 litre 165bhp K-Series power unit
15" Alloy wheels with Avon CR500 tyres
Anti-cavitation oil system
Carbon front wings

R400

1.8 litre 200bhp K-Series power unit
15" Alloy wheels with Avon CR500 tyres
Carbon pack including nose, wings and wing protectors
Stack instrumentation
Limited slip differential
Carbon nose and wings

R500

1.8 litre 230bhp K-Series power unit
13" Magnesium wheels with Avon CR500 tyres
Carbon pack including nose, wings and wing protectors
Magnesium upgrade pack that includes sump, bell housing and oil tower
Stack instrumentation
Limited slip differential