All eight of the £115,000 V8 Caterham Levantes have been sold
17 October 2008

Caterham has announced it has sold all eight of the £115,000 V8-powered RS Levantes that it plans to build.

The Levante is the most powerful Caterham ever made, and is set to be one of the quickest-accelerating cars ever produced, too. It uses a 500bhp supercharged 2.4-litre V8 engine which, combined with a 520kg kerbweight, results in a power-to-weight ratio close to the magic 1000bhp-per-tonne mark.

The RS Levante will be assembled by Hertfordshire-based RS Performance. Caterham claims that it should be capable of sprinting from rest to 60mph in under three seconds, going onto a limited top speed of 150mph.

The car will get a sophisticated traction control system, including launch function, to help deploy the engine’s prodigious power output.

Levante buyers will also be required to attend a two-day advanced driving course on delivery of their cars.

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17 October 2008

I am looking forwards to next year's 0-100-0 challenge already...

17 October 2008

Can't belive there's supposed to be a global financial crisis ! I suppose they won't lose much value unless the lucky drivers try too hard.

17 October 2008

Do customers have to attend the driving course because the handling's a bit tricky.

18 October 2008

Makes the R500 look a little soft...

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