Caterham Superlight R300 Upgraded for 2014

Caterham has announced that an updated version of the Seven-based Superlight R300 race car will be showcased at the 2014 Autosport International later this month.
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The enhanced sportscar features new upper wishbones, lighter 13-inch wheels wrapped in Avon ZZR tires and a new Sadev six-speed sequential gearbox - also fitted in the 620R road car - which uses flat shifting electronics that allow clutchless up-shifts and more precise gear changes.

Power will be provided by the same 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that delivers 175 bhp. The new R300 can be had from £32,495 before the single-make series debuts on April 19 at Snetterton circuit.

“We are looking forward to bringing back sequential gearboxes to Caterham racing – the feedback we have received from the drivers has led us to develop the new Superlight R300 race cars. It’s a win-win scenario because not only will lap times be faster, but it should prove to be extremely robust, too, meaning that along with the durable ZZR tyre, entrants can expect improved reliability and reduced costs,” said Simon Lambert, chief motorsport and technical officer at Caterham Cars.
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