Max speed 241 kph (149.42 mph)
0 - 100 kph 2.8 s
0 - 100 - 0 mph 12.1 s


Power 193 kw (259 bhp / 263 ps)
Torque 240 Nm (178 lb-ft)
Displacement 2 liters (122 ci)
Engine type R4
Engine location front

General data

Gearbox 6 speed manual
Drive rear wheel drive
Fuel capacity
Year of introduction 2008
Home country GB


Curb weight 506 kg (1113 lbs) +


Power to Weight ratio 513 bhp/tonne
Power per liter 130 bhp/liter stats

FL Rank Position - 24/1598, 136 points
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Car submitted by fastestlaps

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Community comments (37)

  2 years ago
Some really impressive laptimes!
  3 years ago
Cars like this are brilliant, built in sheds, sold for less than £50k and quicker round a track than a million quid bugatti! The UK makes the best cars
  3 years ago
Great in the twisties. Terrible aerodynamics for straights. I'm glad about that though - it makes for great close racing. Watching these things battle it out on the circuit as they repeatedly slipstream each other and swap positions is fantastic.
  4 years ago

When you correct Audi RS3 data? :D
  4 years ago
  4 years ago
The engine is normally aspirated, it has no turbo.
  4 years ago
Let's put the engine of a Levante in it :)
  5 years ago
how fast is the 1/4 mile?
  5 years ago
to the normal understanding mid engine in the classic way is engine behind driver infront rear axle...

this car is a FMR layout front midengine rear wheel drive
  5 years ago
why doesn't this car count as a mid engined?! engine is obviously between front and real tires so it should count as a midengined!
  6 years ago
Still have an atom.
  6 years ago
Great car, but unfortunately its probably great only on small tracks... the aerodynamics are horrible at higher speeds though and it looses its handling capablities thanks to lift... would love to see it on the ring though
  6 years ago
it looks like a g-wiz chopped in half, but it can beat a veyron and most hypercars. but watch out, the atom 500 is coming!
  6 years ago
Hey 'Anonymous' . . . why not add your real name instead of 'Anonymous', so that us true petrol heads can all put a name to someone who obviously knows nothing about cars
  6 years ago
Is that surprising?
  6 years ago
HA! This gay looking dune buggy is faster than a Veyron at the Top Gear track.
  6 years ago
This is one of the coolest looking cars ever. You should see one in the flesh they're tiny, it's like a go kart with number plates. Those wheels are only 13".
  6 years ago
Its frigin amazing how this little gay looking dune buggy with only 250hp can beat the top Lamborghini, the world is coming to an end.
  6 years ago
The same race but with camera in the Porsche.
  6 years ago
Caterham R500 beats a Porsche 996 GT2 at the Nurburgring.
  6 years ago
'is Aston Martin or Jaguar the only real cars from GB??'

Dont forget the McLaren, Ascari, TVR, Bentley, Rolls Royce, Lotus, Noble, Ultima, Farbound, Bristol, De Lorean, Ginetta, Land Rover, Lister, MG, Morgan, Mini, Range Rover and Triumph.
  6 years ago
Im actually surprised this isnt the #1 at Anglessey, considering its a short twisty track, n cars like this do the best on those tracks.
  7 years ago
what do you expect, this car weoghs as much as the shoes i am wearing,weight is every cra worst enemy?? say that to the GT-R!!
  7 years ago
Looking at how this car is faster than the lambo 670 shows you how weight is every cars worst enemy, and you would think Lamborghini would have learned from that a long time ago.
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