Review28 March 2012

With a Lola-developed chassis, 300bhp supercharged 2.0-litre Ford duratec engine and weight of just 545kg, the new £81k Caterham SP/300.R is a new breed of car for the British marque. Matt Prior tests it on track.

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4 February 2013

This is a very serious car, then, but worth £80,000? Smile In truth it’s not a bad price for a machine that is a) so fast; and b) ready to race in its own series. That Caterham has already sold 20 of the 25 it planned to build this year suggests that it’s on to a winner.Smile

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