Advanced Engineering 2019

Caterham Use Carbon Fibre on the Superlight R400

21 April 2006

This keenly anticipated new Caterham model uses a mixture of motorsport technology and minimalism to deliver a car weighing just 525kg, capable of 0 to 60mph in 3.8 seconds.

To achieve this low weight the new model is also fitted as standard with carbon fibre front wings, composite bucket race seats and a composite wind deflector in lieu of a windscreen.

The new Superlight R400 is the successor to the hugely popular Rover K-Series engined R400, a car that not only enjoyed great success on the road, but also excelled on the circuit through Caterham's R400 and Eurocup race series. Derived from the C400 race car, which will be setting alight the Caterham Superlight Challenge grids in 2006, the new model continues Caterhams' long admired tradition of developing ""a race car for the road"".

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