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  Caterham R500 (Mk II)
2008 - 2014
Caterham R500 (Mk II)
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Caterham R500 (Mk II)

Caterham R500 (Mk II) review, specs, stats, comparison, rivals, data, details, photos and information on SupercarWorld.com

Specs
Metric   Imperial
 
General
Class Track Focused
Body No Doors 2 Seat
Convertible
Layout Front Engine
Rear Drive
Transmission 6 Speed Manual
6 Speed Semi Auto
Number Built 176 
Engine
Type Conventional
Details 4 cyl
Capacity
122 in3 
Max Power
263 bhp @8500rpm 
Max Torque
177 lb/ft @7200rpm 
Power to Weight
528 bhp/ton 
Torque to Weight
355 lbft/ton 
Specific Output 132 bhp/litre 
Compression  
Bore x Stroke
 
Fuel Cons
 
Emissions  
Performance
Top Speed
150 mph 
0 - 30 mph
 
0 - 60 mph
2.9 sec 
0 - 100 mph
 
0 - 124 mph
 
0 - 186 mph
 
30 - 70 mph
 
Standing qtr Mile
 
60 - 0 mph
 
0 - 100 - 0 mph
 
Ring Lap Time  
Lateral Accn  
Drag Cd  
Dimensions
Length
 
Width
 
Height
 
Weight
1116 lbs 
Wheels (F/R) 6 X 13
8 X 13 
Tyres (F/R)
 
Fuel Capacity
 
Pricing (2017)
New Price £n/a
Used Price £35000 - £40000
 
Profile

The next generation R500 takes the lessons learnt from the short run R500 Evo to produce one of the best trackday tools available today. Chapman's original brief for the Seven of performance through light weight is the reasoning behind the R500's other worldly acceleration. It may have only 250bhp but it only weighs 500Kg, that is why 60mph is despatched from rest in a mind bending 2.9 seconds. With a nod to modern technology, there is also a sequential box and launch control on offer as options.

As with all cars of this ilk, the practicality of everyday road use is almost none existent. But the R500 is still right up there as the sensible money track day tool of choice.


Ratings
 
Overall Rating Money No Object Bargain Rating BHP/ (x1000)
69% 67% 6% 8
Ranks 414 of 792 Ranks 475 of 792 Ranks 222 of 792 Ranks 237 of 792

Rivals
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Ariel Atom 3 300

(2008 - 2012)

Variants
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Lineage
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R500

(1999 - 2007)
  

R500 Evo

(2004 - )
  

R500 (Mk II)

(2008 - 2014)
 
  

620R

(2013 - date)

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