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Caterham Preparing a Sports Car to Rival the Porsche Cayman

A few months ago, it was announced that Renault’s new Alpine sports car would be developed in cooperation with Caterham . Now with the partnership pretty much confirmed, it looks like Renault won’t be the only one to benefitting, as Caterham will also get its own sports car that will target models like Porsche Cayman .

The model will be powered by a heavily modified version of a Renault-sourced four-cylinder engine that will develop a total of 270 horsepower and will sprint from 0 to 60 mph in under 5 seconds. The model won’t target those hardcore enthusiasts, but it will aim a much wider audience. In fact Caterham hopes to sell a total of 25,000 units during the car’s lifetime.

The engine will be mated to a standard six-speed manual transmission, and a paddle-shift automatic unit will be offered as an option. You shouldn’t expect the new Caterham sports car to feature the same design language as the Alpine, as Caterham commercial director David Ridley claims that the British car will look "utterly different.”

Expect to see the new Caterham sports car launched sometime in 2015 at a starting price of £40,000 (about $65,000 at the current exchange rates).

Source: AutoCar

9 comments:

The car in the picture looks nice. And it seems nice to have a sports car that is not one seater car. I hope that the Caterham will be successful in making a rival car to Porsche Cayman.

Man, I want to try this jewel.Can anyone please let me know if I have any chance?Thank you..

The engine will be mated to a standard six-speed manual transmission, and a paddle-shift automatic unit will be offered as an option..I don’t know what else you can ask for...

This is the first car I have seen this year, about I can say freely that I’d love to have..

This is the most beautiful and the most powerful sports car I have seen in a while!Caterham know what they’re doing

I thought that this model is going to be sell in a limited edition series, but 2500 units?That’s a lot!

Caterham seems to be practicing fair prices, for the jewelries they create.That’s what I apreeciate at them

It’s the first time I hear about caterham, and I can say that I am really impressed.Do they have an official website?

I t seems to be a great car..suitable for the time travelers, ha haah

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