2008 Caterham RST-V8 news, pictures, and information
Caterham announces official performance arm:powerhouse V8 engine delivers 1,000 plus bhp-per-tonneFor those wanting an expression of British sportscar exclusivity, Caterham Cars has joined forces wîth RS Performance to offer the ultimate in bespoke Seven coachbuilding.
Caterham has long been the epitome of personalised motoring wîth almost every version of the 12,000 Sevens on the road differing from one another. The joint venture takes that famous philosophy to an altogether new level.
RS Performance is an exclusive, niche engineering house. Born out of the passion and pedigree of its founder, Russell Savory, it will offer an 'everything is possible' service to Caterham customers wanting cars truly 'built to order'.
Úsing the motorsport-honed Caterham chassis and benchmark technology as a cosmetic and engineering base, RS Performance, will 'turn imagination into reality,' says Savory.
The heartbeat of every RS-monikered Seven will be the unique RST-V8 engine.
|Engine : 2.4 L., 8-cylinder|
Power: 550 hp
Torque: 300 ft-lbs
The unbridled lightness of the RST-V8 matched to the already featherweight Seven chassis delivers a power-to-weight ratio of over 1000bhp per tonne – more than double of a Bugatti Veyron.
This unique partnership will be open to customers lòòking for the ultimate in exclusivity, and carry a price tag to reflect the tailoring, detail and hand-built craftsmanship that will go into every RS-badged Caterham.
Validation of the engineering house's abilities comes in the form of the supercharged 'Levante'. This is the first Seven to rollout of RS Performance's Hertfordshire doors and which only seven more of this type will be available.
With a 12 week waiting time and costing over £115,000, this supercharged engineering masterpiece boasts a modern interpretation of the Seven's classic looks wîth a sophisticated electronics package wîth traction and launch control to help get the phenomenal power to the floor. Weight reduction runs throughout the car, from the carbon fibre interior finished wîth Kevlar seats down to the hosing used on the cooling systems
The RS Performance badge will sit alongside the established, and soon to be expanded, Ford powered Caterham Seven range.
'Caterham and Russell Savory have a long history, and this seemed a natural progression of that relationship and shared engineering philosophy,' explained Ansar Ali, Caterham Cars managing director.Source - Caterham
|Triple victory in the 2013 Design Trophy: Mercedes-Benz builds the most beautiful cars|
|The readers of the German motoring magazine 'Auto Zeitung' have voted for their favourite cars with the most appealing design. Models from Mercedes-Benz took first place in three categories: the A-Class was the winner in the compact class, and the CLS Shooting Brake took the laurels in the Estate Car class while also being voted the most beautiful car of all – the overall champion. This year 24,258 readers of 'Auto Zeitung' cast their votes for the most beautiful cars. The only criterion was...[Read more...]|
|Cadillac's 'Sixteen' Headlines The Amelia Concours d'Elegance Cadillac Concept Car Class|
|Cadillac's 2003 'Sixteen' will headline the 18th annual Amelia Concours d'Elegance's Cadillac Concept Car Class. A decade ago, the elegant excess of Cadillac's 'Sixteen' Concept Car set off alarms throughout the global auto industry as it rolled into the North American International Auto Show. Cadillac's 'Sixteen' Concept Car is a 1000 horsepower 13.6 liter V-16, 5000 pound, 19 foot long engineering and design statement taking conceptual cues from the legendary Cadillac V-16s of the 1...[Read more...]|
|ROLLS-ROYCE MOTOR CARS LAUNCHES THIRD SHOWROOM IN INDIA|
|•Rolls-Royce celebrates opening of a brand new showroom in Hyderabad, India's fourth largest city •Hyderabad showroom part of an expansion drive ahead of further showroom openings in Chandigarh and Ahmedabad, signalling Rolls-Royce's confidence in the Indian super-luxury car market •Home for Rolls-Royce Motor Cars in Hyderabad reignites significant historical connection to the brand Rolls-Royce Motor Cars' presence in India continues to grow with the official opening of a third showroom ...[Read more...]|
|Allard Automobiles Featured at 2012 Glenmoor Gathering|
|Allard automobiles will be one of the featured marques at the 2012 Glenmoor Gathering. More than 20 Allard automobiles are expected to be on display during the Glenmoor Gathering weekend. Allards featured lightweight bodies built in England but were usually fitted with big American engines, resulting in a terrific power to weight ratio. Shown above at last year's Glenmoor Gathering is an award-winning 1950 Allard J2 roadster owned by David K. Hans of Barrington, Illinois, that was displayed in...[Read more...]|
|Legendary Tucker Automobiles on Display at 2012 Glenmoor Gathering|
|Several 1948 Tucker Automobiles will be part of the show field at the 2012 Glenmoor Gathering, including an unrestored Tucker from the Gilmore Car Museum Collection (above). A total of 51 cars were built before production stopped and most of them survive today. The distinctive car-the brainchild of Preston Tucker-was designed by Alex Tremulis. In all, more than 200 vintage and classic American and European automobiles and motorcycles will be on the show field. The motorcycle class will f...[Read more...]|
|2008 Caterham models|
|Caterham Seven Superlight R500|
|Similarly Sized Vehicles from 2008|
|Chrysler PT Cruiser|
|Fiat 500 Assetto Corse|
|Fiat Fiorino Portofino Concept|
|Grabercars La Bala|
|Kia MPLA Rio5 Concept|
|Other models by Caterham|
© 1998-2012. All rights reserved. The material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.