Caterham SP/300.R Sells Like Hot Cakes

A good friend of the autoevolution team, who is also a stock market trader, has been affecting our morale lately, as he has been bombing us with warnings that the international financial situation might enter a dark age once again. We prepared our journalistic weapons in order to fight back, but we had no ammunition. Now we do: Caterham today announced that it has sold over half of the SP/300.R race cars, just one month after the vehicle was introduced.

Some might say that this is not an argument in favor of a potential economic comeback and they might be right, but we like to consider it as being one so please don’t ruin our dreams. We don’t want to become involved in a financial debate here so we’ll move on with the details of the announcement.

The SP/300.R made its global debut back in January, at the Autosport International Show, with Caterham planing to build 25 units of the car this year. The carmaker has already received orders for 14 of the 300hp lightweight racers.

As well as individuals, several teams have placed deposits with Caterham to buy cars. The first team to order a SP/300.R was Staffordhsire-based Fauldsport, the reigning Caterham Superlight R300 Teams Champion, which placed deposits on three cars,” stated the press release.

The vehicle will receive its dedicate one-make series in 2012, with the championship running alongside the Cooper Tire British F3 International Series.

We are delighted with the way the car was received at the Autosport show. It’s the first new model Caterham has built for 15 years but, even so, we were bowled over by the reaction and the interest, which led to several deposits being placed almost immediately,” said Caterham Cars managing director, Ansar Ali.
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