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Caterham CSR 260 Superlight

Caterham CSR 260 Superlight

Caterham Goes Superlight With CSR 260

In a perfect example of automotive alchemy, Caterham Cars from the UK is set to deliver all the driving excitement associated with its stripped-out Superlight versions to the range-topping Caterham CSR 260 model, to create the brand new Caterham CSR 260 Superlight.

Aimed at the enthusiast, the 2.3-liter Cosworth-powered road legal Caterham CSR 260 Superlight brings all the performance credentials associated with its stablemate, like a supercar-humbling 0-60 mph time of 3.1 seconds and a license-losing top speed of 155 mph, yet swaps the windscreen, carpet, heater and weather gear for a limited slip differential and a quicker steering rack. Decisively, it also premiers ‘Dynamic Suspensions’ dampers manufactured by MTCe as original equipment for an undiluted performance driving experience.

The result is a breath-taking Caterham experience that blends no frills road legal agility with devastating track capability.

Fifty-five lbs lighter than the standard CSR 260, this model variant also adds distinctive Superlight styling to the exterior, including a wind deflector, a carbon-fiber dashboard and wings, a black powder coated cockpit, quick release MOMO steering wheel and ‘black pack’ that disguises otherwise aluminum detailing.

A natural extension of the CSR range, this Superlight model delivers all the thrills of frantic acceleration, pin-sharp steering, high revving eager performance mated to a close ratio six speed box, in a sportscar that is perfectly balanced to focus the driver solely on driving and smiling.

With a power-to-weight ratio of 460 bhp per tone, the Caterham CSR 260 Superlight finds itself in similar company to the Porsche Carrera GT or the Ferrari F430.

In a now customary move, Caterham has developed an options list that highlights the cost alongside the weight of items such as windscreen, heater, weather gear, dry sump, track day roll-over bar and fire extinguisher.

Caterham is taking orders now with the first cars delivered in August.
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In a now customary move, Caterham has developed an options list that highlights the cost alongside the weight of items such as windscreen, heater, weather gear, dry sump, track day roll-over bar and fire extinguisher.
I like that, every car manufacturer should do it with all their cars and the optional extras...
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I like that, every car manufacturer should do it with all their cars and the optional extras...
Yeah that's pretty cool
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I like that, every car manufacturer should do it with all their cars and the optional extras...
I think we might see that more with high-performance orientated, lightweight cars. Don't expect to see it on your Mini yet
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btw, is there a different between the UK version and US version?
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It looks like a serious performer but at 155 MPH is it stable at all, considering it's not exactly the most aerodynamic of shapes and is also missing a windshield?
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and is also missing a windshield?
Doesn't windshields create air resistance so there are negative forces that help keep the car to the ground?

Or do they help wind flow smoother?
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I think we might see that more with high-performance orientated, lightweight cars. Don't expect to see it on your Mini yet
You've just broken my dream there...
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Doesn't windshields create air resistance so there are negative forces that help keep the car to the ground?

Or do they help wind flow smoother?
they do help a bit provided they have some slope on them. the caterham's ones do not

they are there to give it a tiny amount of practicality so that the driver isn't buffetted too much

EDIT: looks good in carbon fibre and orange. i want one
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My dream car just got even lighter

ouch.....
Anyone got an idea how much more it will cost than the "ordinary" CSR 260? (£ 37,000) factory buildt..
The Caterham pages have not been updated with this info yet..


I have a wind screen on my locost.. not so big, but it helps directing the wind a bit higher up and over you.. Not causing so much stress on your muscles in your neck going down the straights .. and keeps alot of the buggs away from your helmet/face

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The base price is £37,995 so only £1k more!
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It can't cost very much to remove things, now can it.
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With a power-to-weight ratio of 460 bhp per tone, the Caterham CSR 260 Superlight finds itself in similar company to the Porsche Carrera GT or the Ferrari F430.

just read through the blurb


thats not right surely?
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It can't cost very much to remove things, now can it.
Porsche charged 8k more for the 996 GT3 RS compared to the 996 GT3 and Ferrari charged £23k for the 360 CS compared to the Modena
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