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Caterham R500 specs

Car type Open-wheeler
Curb weight 506 kg (1116 lbs)
Power / weight 520 ps (513 bhp) / t
Torque / weight 474 Nm (350 lb-ft) / t
Introduced 2008
Origin country United Kingdom
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Submitted by FastestLaps

Performance

Top speed 241 kph (150 mph)
0 - 100 kph 2.8 s
0 - 100 mph - 0 12.1 s
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Fangio Man  4y ago

Some really impressive laptimes!


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PeterN  5y 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


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BobKnows  5y 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.


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Julle85  5y ago

@Fastestlaps

When you correct Audi RS3 data? :D


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FastestLaps  5y ago

Corrected!


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Zajda  5y ago

The engine is normally aspirated, it has no turbo.


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Prof.  6y ago

Let's put the engine of a Levante in it :)


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your lost mother  6y ago

how fast is the 1/4 mile?


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Georg  7y 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


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the guy  7y 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!


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bob  7y ago

Still have an atom.


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ThatDamnDrunk  8y 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


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carman  8y 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!


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gileshudson  8y 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


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BumRush  8y ago

Is that surprising?


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steve__1979  8y ago

HA! This gay looking dune buggy is faster than a Veyron at the Top Gear track.


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steve__1979  8y 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".


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Anonymous  8y 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.


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steve__1979  8y ago

The same race but with camera in the Porsche.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=KRI5Zdtqe8U&feature=related


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steve__1979  8y ago

Caterham R500 beats a Porsche 996 GT2 at the Nurburgring.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=sxwRgSZiKTk


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steve__1979  8y 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.


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Anonymous  8y 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.


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Anonymous  8y 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!!


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Anonymous  8y 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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supercharger  8y ago

This car is amazing.


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Anonymous  9y ago

This is like the fourth or fifth fast dune buggy i have seen on this site, and they all come from GB, is Aston Martin or Jaguar the only real cars from GB??


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Anonymous  9y ago

even with the Right tyres and great temp, it still dont see this doing no 7:32 on thr Ring, yes it will be incredible on the tight turns no question, btu alot of the more powerful cars, will catch up to it on the long straights, dont get me wrong, this is still fast in a straight, but all the long straight in the Ring cover past the 1/4, and this does the 1/4 in 11.9 Which isnt slow at all) but i just think it doesnt have enuff power to make it into th 7:30's, and i dont know what kind of role the R500's aerodynamics will play along there. against almost any car it will be ahead, but when that straight comes, whatever car comes, (say a Lp560) the car will catch up, giving it has time. but there is no question it Will break into the 7's, but under 7:30;s seems a lil too fast. on a shorter track like Tsukuba, i have no doubt that if it were tested it could be the fastest ever there. but on a looooong high powered track like the Ring, alot of things need to be considered.


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venom  9y ago

yes 7:40 does seem more realistic especially if its not on the right tires or theyre not warm enough...


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Anonymous  9y ago

id say bout 7:40 maybe, 7:32 seems just a a (lil) optimistic.


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venom  9y ago

id say 7:32-7:35.

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