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Caterham reveals the SP/300.R

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The British car industry is going through a bit of a rebirth ATM with the likes of Mclaren MP4-12c and future models in development.

Now the Caterham partnered with Lola have developed the SP/300.R which is powered by a 2.0l ford Duratec Engine with an output of 300bhp.

It is connected to a servo actuated semi automatic box which will propel the car from 0-60 in approximately 2.5 seconds.

And will carry on to a vmax of round 170mph

Aimed towards the Trackday enthusiast and expected to gain its own race series starting in 2012.

In built data acquisition and the impressive engineering will ensure the respectable costs of running this car.

Production will be limited to 25 units a year and prices start at £60,000.

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Roding Roadster Prototype Testing on the Nordschleife

Today we spotted the strange but intriguing prototype from Roding Automobile.

The Roding is a two-seater mid-engine sports cars with carbon fiber chassis and a powerful turbo engine. Due to consistent lightweight in connection with the compact six-cylinder engine for maximum driving dynamics and performance is achieved.

A strong character design and sporty driving characteristics – a Roding based only on your personal needs. Self-confident, modern and spirited is the unique vehicle concept sets new standards in the roadster segment.

The uncompromising agility and powerful occurrence to make the experience a most individual way of German engineering and innovative lightweight and not least automotive enthusiasm. For each Roding in modern manufacturing hand-made and customizable on request in detail.

The car is powered by a Turbo Powered Ford 5 cylinder engine (Focus ST) which delivers more than 300ps and 400nm of fun delivered to the rear wheels the weight is an impressive 900kg thanks to the carbonfibre construction.

This means a power to weight ratio of nearly 3kg per HP, What do you think????

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