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Caterham Superlight R500

£32,995

Chassis Size Series 3 chassis

Year 2003

Mileage 3600

Engine Size 1798

BHP 230

0-60 3.2

Gearbox 6 Speed

Reg Number R5OOC

Description

The K-Series Superlight R500 was launched in 2002 and immediately became the fastest Caterham ever to be manufactured for sale. The Sevens already ultra light-weight design was taken to extraordinary new levels, with grams being shaved off everything possible. This included fitting the car with carbon fibre front and rear wheel arches as well as a carbon fibre nose cone and dashboard. The aluminium panels which made up the side and rear skins were made from a thinner, lightened piece of aluminium. Even the engines sump and bell-housing were cast from magnesium to further reduce every last ounce of weight.

In addition to the extreme weight saving, Caterham installed a freshly designed, naturally aspirated 1.8L VHPD K-Series engine producing a eye watering 230bhp! The combination of these power gains and weight losses pushing this Sevens power-to-weight ratio to 500bhp per tonne. Thats Bugatti Veyron territory!

This extreme Caterham may not be for the faint of heart, but it is sure to raise the pulses of even the most experienced drivers and has gone down in history as perhaps being Caterham’s purest ultimate performance machine.

This original Superlight R500 must be the ultimate “collectors edition”, having had just one owner from new, covering just 3600 miles in all that time. Immaculate, completely standard, and with all of the optional extras of the day, this R500 is truly a special, special car!

Please feel free to contact us for any questions. All our cars come serviced, inspected and MOT’d. We also provide all our customers with an in-house guarantee to ensure the peace of mind that we care about our vehicles and our customers experience. However, as a high performance motorsport engine, our guarentee cannot extend to the engine in this case.

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Full Specification

Exterior & Weather Equipment

Metallic Ferrari Titanium Silver

Body coloured carbon fibre nosecone with exposed carbon tip

Carbon fibre cyclewings

Painted carbon fibre rear arches

Black pack

Carbon Aeroscreen

Trackday roll over bar

Half doors

Tonneau Cover

Silver AERO filler cap

Lighting & Electrical

5.3/4″ Black headlamps

Carbon fibre indicator pods

Clear lenses

Standard rear light clusters

Master battery isolator switch

 

Engine & Transmission

1.8L Minister K-Series R500 engine 230bhp

Roller barrel throttle bodies

Octopus cold air induction

Carbon airbox

Dry sump oil system

Magnesium sump and bell-housing

Ultra light-weight flywheel

VHPD performance exhaust system

De-cat pipe

R500 silencer

6-speed close ratio gearbox

Limited slip differntial

Brakes & Suspension

Adjustable platform Caterham bilstien suspension

Wide-track Aerofoil wishbones

De-Dion rear suspension

Adjustable rear anti-roll bar

Watts-inkage

Uprated quad piston front calipers

Ventilated front discs

Uprated brake master cylinder

Wheels & Tyres

Front:

13×6″ Mike Barnby magnesium centered split rims

185/55R13 Avon ZZS tyres

Rear:

13×8″ Mike Barnby magnesium centered split rims

205/55R13 Avon ZZS tyres

Interior

Carbon Kevlar Tillet seats

4 point harness

Suede MOMO quick release steering wheel

Carbon fibre dashboard

ACES change up lights

Push button start

Keyless ignition

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Pre-Delivery Service & MOT Included

Road Tested by our Caterham Specialist Technician

No Quibble Warranty

Full Specification

Exterior & Weather Equipment

Metallic Ferrari Titanium Silver

Body coloured carbon fibre nosecone with exposed carbon tip

Carbon fibre cyclewings

Painted carbon fibre rear arches

Black pack

Carbon Aeroscreen

Trackday roll over bar

Half doors

Tonneau Cover

Silver AERO filler cap

Lighting & Electrical

5.3/4″ Black headlamps

Carbon fibre indicator pods

Clear lenses

Standard rear light clusters

Master battery isolator switch

 

Engine & Transmission

1.8L Minister K-Series R500 engine 230bhp

Roller barrel throttle bodies

Octopus cold air induction

Carbon airbox

Dry sump oil system

Magnesium sump and bell-housing

Ultra light-weight flywheel

VHPD performance exhaust system

De-cat pipe

R500 silencer

6-speed close ratio gearbox

Limited slip differntial

Brakes & Suspension

Adjustable platform Caterham bilstien suspension

Wide-track Aerofoil wishbones

De-Dion rear suspension

Adjustable rear anti-roll bar

Watts-inkage

Uprated quad piston front calipers

Ventilated front discs

Uprated brake master cylinder

Wheels & Tyres

Front:

13×6″ Mike Barnby magnesium centered split rims

185/55R13 Avon ZZS tyres

Rear:

13×8″ Mike Barnby magnesium centered split rims

205/55R13 Avon ZZS tyres

Interior

Carbon Kevlar Tillet seats

4 point harness

Suede MOMO quick release steering wheel

Carbon fibre dashboard

ACES change up lights

Push button start

Keyless ignition

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