How much do one of these bad boys cost?

Discussion in '2002 Caterham Seven Superlight R300' started by Dominator, Aug 9, 2002.

  1. Re: How much do one of these bad boys cost?

    My dads a mechanic and he said probably around 20 thousand bucks. But he said his job is really to guess how much it'll be to fix, not to buy. So it might not be right.<!-- Signature -->
     
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    I went to the Caterham site and it said 22,400 bucks for a factory build or 20,150 for self build.<!-- Signature -->
     
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    I think around 23-24K.
     
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    Are those prices in dollars or in pounds?<!-- Signature -->
     
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    depends. a low speccer seven is about £15k, for 0-60 in 5.5.

    the R500 is about £40k for 0-60 in under 3.5 secs. woohoo.
     
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    are you saure its 40k pounds ?
    i really think its 40k$
     
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    Well, maybe not as low as $40k, but certainly not 40k UK pounds. You can get a R300 in the US for around the $40k mark, I think the R500 is around the $50k mark. It's still peanuts compared to an equivelant performance "supercar" <A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/emoticons.html"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="http://speed.supercars.net/cboardhtml/emoticons/wink.gif"></A>
     
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    my father just reciently purchased one for 43,500 u.s dollars and it was well worth that it's a handfull around corners but it sticks pretty well. it's just like a go cart on steroids.
     
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    well on the caterham site, the cheapest most basic costs £12,500, thats just under $21,000 us dollars. The most expensive caterham ever built was a one-off built by lotus that sold for £55,000 at an auction, thats $88,500 us dollars, still just over half the price of a ferrari 360 modena and it could beat a modena around any track..
     
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    my bad im thinking of the westfield fw400- d'oh. btw ging i luv your sig
     
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    the r300 costs £21,700 for a self build and £23.950 for a factory build version this is tha basic price. extras on top e.g paint.
    the r400 £27,770 self build and £29,950 for factory build
    the r500 £36,200 for factory built only done as factory built because normal humans cant be trusted.
    extra include paint wich is £795 for standard paint then £1,100 for metalic. all the top of the range extras that you can get for these cars would cost you £4365 about it changes slightly between r300 and r500 this price is on the r500 so its about around this price the r500 would be less than this and the r300 slightly more.
    hope this helps.
     
  12. #13 Yorkshire born Yorkshire bred, Jul 9, 2003
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    Re: How much do one of these bad boys cost?

    yeah ive read in the autocar 0-100-0 shotout the r500 did 60 in 3.46 and 100 in 7.74. it then brakes from 100-0 in 3.44, compare that to a porsche 911 turbo which can only manage 4.28.
    the complete time is 11.44 taking the world record from the mclaren f1 lm of 11.50. the pagani zonda werent far off with 11.84, getting to 100 quicker (7.52) but braking from 100-0 in 4.05.

    http://www.racecar.co.uk/stealth/autocar100.htm
     
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    oh yeah i forgot. they got a jaguar f1 car to do the 0-100-0 run.
    even though the power is relatively low in f1 terms at 780bhp it still manages 0-60 2.71 100 in 4.02 and from 100-0 in 1.68. time?
    5.90. half that of a pagani zonda
     
  14. Re: How much do one of these bad boys cost?

    Minus drivetrain, I believe. Its about 30k with a nice engine.
     
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    Sounds reasonable...
     
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    It's $40k.

    The you want is the Superlight R400.

    Buy the Self build option so you can put any engine you want in it. Within reason, of course.

    I have an old gas turbine engine lying around at my house. It puts out 540 hp, 700 ft-lbs tourque, is about the size of a Nissan SR-20, and weighs, get this, 228 lbs.

    I'd like to stick it in a Superlight R400.
     
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    I bet weighing half as much helps huh? Lol these things are basically a glorified go kart, I mean sure it'd be hella-fun but its hardly a fair-dinkum form of transport, its only a 1 seater anyway.
     
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    Is this car street legal in the U.S.A.?
     
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    the exact price of the British Caterham R300 £23,950. The car has a 1.8L 160bhp engine and can do 0-60 in 4.7s
     
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    Its a 2 seater and you get more useable models with things such as full windscreen and wind deflectors, weather kit, and an SV variant which is bigger with a bigger boot and more leg and elbow room, useable everyday if you are willing to put up wioth fighting it on the commute.
     
  21. Re: How much do one of these bad boys cost?

    Around 30K. I'd rather buy an RX8.
     

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