|Caterham SP 300R Tracktime|
Posted by Madabout News on Saturday, March 3rd, 2012 at 11:42 AM
Caterham recently unveiled it's new track car the SP 300R and took the opportunity to let customers take a trip around Rockingham Motor Speedway following a test and PR session at Spain's Jerez race track.
Here is what Caterham and F1 driver Heikki Kovalainen had to say about the whole experience.
The supercharged racer, created in partnership with Lola Cars, will sit alongside the legendary Seven in Caterham’s product portfolio, remaining true to its lightweight, minimalist DNA to deliver thrilling performance.
Bearing subtle design cues from the Seven, Caterham’s new car replicates the Company’s core motorsport values of affordability, reliability and accessibility.
Caterham's new SP 300R
Prospective customers and those who have already paid deposits will be able to climb aboard the SP/300.R for the first time at Rockingham Motor Speedway on Thursday 1st March, just a few days after Caterham F1 driver, Heikki Kovalainen, gave it a shakedown in Jerez, Spain, during a pre-season Formula 1 test.
Dramatic front end of Caterham's new SP 300R
Kovalainen, said: “The SPR is very quick and a little like a formula car in that I could feel the downforce working and giving it lots of grip and balance. It was great fun to be able to give it a blast in Jerez and I look forward to testing Caterham’s road and race cars more often.”
Simon Lambert, Caterham Motorsport Manager, said: “We can’t wait to see how our customers react to the SP/300.R, it’s a real thrill to drive and very engaging so we know they’ll love it.
Caterham's new SP 300R undergoing testing at Jerez F1 race track Spain
“These coming weeks are the culmination of a massive effort from a big team of people and we are very close to achieving our objective, so it’s very exciting for everybody involved. Over the coming months, there will be numerous opportunities for people to experience the SP/300.R.”