lb-ft @ 6200 rpm
hp @ 7500 rpm
lbs per hp
111.3 hp per liter
(from Caterham Press
Release) In a perfect example of automotive alchemy,
Caterham Cars is set to deliver all the driving excitement
associated with its stripped-out Superlight versions to the
range-topping Caterham CSR260 model, to create the brand new
Caterham CSR260 Superlight.
Aimed at the enthusiast, the 2.3 litre Cosworth-powered road legal
Caterham CSR260 Superlight brings all the performance credentials
associated with its stablemate, like a supercar-humbling 0-60mph
time of 3.1 seconds and a licence-losing top speed of 155mph, 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.
Twenty five kilos lighter than the standard CSR260, this model
variant also adds distinctive Superlight styling to the exterior,
including a wind deflector, a carbon fibre dashboard and wings, a
black powder coated cockpit, quick release MOMO steering wheel and
‘black pack’ that disguises otherwise aluminium 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 tonne, the Caterham
CSR260 Superlight finds itself in similar company to the £323,000
Porsche Carrera GT or the £118,000 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. Prices start at £37,995 fully built. Visit
www.caterham.co.uk for further information.
SPECIFICATION CSR260 SUPERLIGHT
Maximum speed: 155 mph / 250 kph
Acceleration 0-60 mph: 3.1 seconds
Tubular steel space frame.
Stressed Aluminium Body Panels.
Aluminium honeycomb impact protection.
Glass fibre reinforced plastic nosecone and wings.
Front engine rear wheel drive
Weight: Gross 565
bhp per tonne: 460bhp per tonne
Number of cylinders - 4 in line
Bore - 87.5 mm
Stroke - 94.0 mm
Swept Volume - 2261 cc
Compression ratio - 12.0:1
Maximum power (DIN) - 260PS / 192kW @ 7500rpm
Maximum torque - 200lb/ft / 272Nm @ 6200rpm
Fuel requirement - Unleaded Gasoline - 97RON / (95RON minimum)
Induction System -Caterham Roller-Barrel port throttles
Cylinder Head - Ported, Matched, Machined Combustion Chambers
Light Weight Cam Cover.
Camshafts - Cosworth Profile, High Lift
Uprated Valve Springs
Spark plugs - NGK BR7EFS
Pistons - Cosworth Forged
Connecting Rods - Bespoke High Strength Steel
Lubrication - Internal, Twin Scavenge Pumps
Combined Bellhousing, Oil Tank and Oil-air Separator tower
Exhaust - Equal Length 4-1 Stainless Steel
Manifold Performance Catalyst - 5” Diameter Silencer, Side Exit.
Engine Management - MBE ECU with Caterham-Cosworth Developed
Calibration and Data Logging.