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Caterham RS Seven: Bugatti Veyron what?

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Caterham, UK based car company known for making fast race cars, has teamed up with RS Performance to create the Caterham RS Seven. Sporting a 40-valve, 500 horsepower 2.4L supercharged V8 and weighing only 520 kg (1,146 lbs), the RS Seven sprints to 60mph from a standstill in under 3 seconds. The weight is saved by using carbon fiber materials and Kevlar seats. The power-to-weight ratio is over 1000 horsepower per ton, that’s double the Bugatti Veyron‘s. Top speed for the Caterham RS Seven is limited to 150 mph. Its fancy launch and traction control ensures the car’s power is delivered to the ground.

For those less thrill seeking, Caterham is making a more modest version, sporting a natually aspirated V8 pumping 380 horsepower and 190 ft-lbs of torque.

For the Caterham RS Seven is £115,000 (about $227,000).

Full Specs after the jump.

Engine Technical Specification:
* Configuration: 90° V8
* Capacity: 2.4 litre
* Valves: 40
* Construction: Aluminium main frame with dry sump
* Max Power: 380 bhp @10,000rpm / 500+bhp @ 10,000rpm (supercharged)
* Max Torque: 190 lbsft @ 8500rpm / 300 lbsft@ 8500rpm (supercharged)
* Gearbox: 6-speed
* Overall length: 45.6mm
* Overall width: 45.6mm
* Height: 48mm
* Weight: 90kg

Technical Specification:
* Chassis: Caterham SV
* Engine: 2.4-litre, 40-valve RST-V8 supercharged
* Max Power: 500+bhp @ 10,000rpm
* Max Torque: 300 lbsft @ 8500rpm
* Supercharge boost: 0.8 psi
* Gearbox: 6-speed sequential, paddle shift option
* Transmission: LSD
* 0-60mph: Less than 3 seconds
* Top Speed: 150mph (limited)
* Wheelbase: 2305mm
* Overall length: 3530mm
* Overall width: 1685mm
* Height: 1140mm
* Weight: From 520kgs
* Suspension: de Dion rear, Nitron 3-way adjustable shocks all corners
* Wheels: Image Billet; front 8 x 15, rear 10 x 15
* Tires: Avon CR500; front 195/45-15, rear 245/40-15
* Brakes: Hi Spec; front 280mm vented, rear 260mm.
* Exhaust system: BTB 2 x 4-2-1 rear exit
* Driver aids: Traction Control, Launch Control


Via: WorldCarFans

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