Caterham at 2011 Autosport Show

January 14, 2011 at 10:07 am

Caterham has made a lot of noise at the Autosport International Show at Birmingham’s NEC this week by revealing a new prototype racer and presenting a drift show.

The British sportscar maker unveiled their new model, Caterham-Lola SP/300.R, which unlike what most people were expecting is not a road car, rather a racing machine for a one-make racing series and track day events. This cool racer is very light and features a supercharged version of the Ford Duratec power plant, expected to produce around 300bhp.

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Beside that, Caterham Drive Experience, usually reserved for the UK’s top race venues, will take centre stage on a bespoke indoor drift course with Caterham’s professional drivers at the helm, showing off the car’s maneuverability and handling.

All that’s fine, but we would also love to see a brand-new road-going model. They have the technology and there is a great market for a new (slightly better equipped) Caterham.