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More than half of Caterham SP/300.R racers sold

7th March 2011 Print
Caterham-Lola SP/300.R

Fourteen of the 25 Caterham-Lola SP/300.R racing cars that will be built this year have already been sold, just over one month after the car was unveiled to the world.

The SP/300.R made its global debut at January’s Autosport International Show at Birmingham’s NEC, where it was arguably the talk of the event.

Caterham committed to build only 25 of the lightweight, 300bhp sports prototype racers a year in order to focus on enhancing build quality and maintaining its acclaimed one-to-one customer service.

The SP/300.R, which has been aerodynamically styled and engineered by Caterham Cars, will form the basis of its own one-make race championship in 2012, running alongside the Cooper Tire British F3 International Series.

Caterham Cars managing director, Ansar Ali, said: “We are delighted with the way the car was received at the Autosport show. It’s the first new model Caterham has built for 15 years but, even so, we were bowled over by the reaction and the interest, which led to several deposits being placed almost immediately.

“There are many more people who have registered their interest in buying the remaining 11 cars so I’d anticipate that our order book will be filled quite soon.”

As well as individuals, several teams have placed deposits with Caterham to buy cars. The first team to order a SP/300.R was Staffordhsire-based Fauldsport, the reigning Caterham Superlight R300 Teams Champion, which placed deposits on three cars.

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Caterham-Lola SP/300.R