Caterham Superlight R500 evolution

Caterham has teamed up with the Rizla-Suzuki British Superbike team as part of its launch programme for the new flagship Seven Superlight R500 evolution.

The partnership will see a Rizla-Suzuki liveried R500 evolution accompany the team in a promotional capacity as it contests the 13-round British Superbike Championship, widely acclaimed as the most competitive Superbike series in the world.

Team rider and 2003 runner-up John Reynolds will take centre stage during race weekends as he swaps his 200mph Crescent prepared GSX-R1000 for the devastatingly quick Caterham Seven to complete demonstration hot-laps.

With a pedigree firmly established in motorsport, the new 2.0-litre, 250bhp powered sportscar will be in good company at Rizla Suzuki.

The Superlight R500 evolution boasts a 0-60mph sprint of 3.2 seconds, whereas its two-wheeled companion will reach the same point in a matter of 2.5 seconds, and onto 100mph in under-4 seconds.

Weighing just 470 kg, the lightweight Seven packs its mighty punch thanks to the 190lb ft of torque that kicks in at less than 4,000 revs.

On sale from end of April, the Superlight R500 evolution is priced at £42,000 on the road.

Published : 20/04/04 Author : Melanie Carter

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