2009 Caterham RS Levante review and pictures

Posted on Thursday, 16 October 2008 , 19:10:49 byVeronica

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Caterham RS Levante

All Caterham-based Levante supercars scheduled for production have been sold. The Levante was launched in the spring of 2008 and it is the most powerful production Caterham ever. The model is powered by a 2.4-liter V8 engine capable of developing almost 1000 BHP. It possesses a sophisticated electronics package, including traction and launch control, to allow drivers to get the most from the incredible machine. All new Caterham RS owners are required to attend to a 2-day advanced driving course on delivery of their machines.

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 Performance‪s 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 Seven‪s 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.