TG Speed Week: The Skeleton Crew
Radical SR3 SL. BAC Mono. Caterham SP/300.R. Morgan 3Wheeler. Time to clear the track...
Posted: 23 Aug 2012
This isn't a raw racer - it's a properly crafted product. And did I mention it's fully road-legal? The Caterham SP/300.R is not. This is a slicks- 'n'-wings track-day plaything, with a chassis and proper aero designed with Lola, a company that knows a thing or two about racing cars, having knocked up almost everything from Sixties formula cars to modern Le Mans winners. It's designed to fill the hole above the ballistic R500 - already one of the quickest things around here - and full-blown racers. At 155mph, it almost doubles its weight, due to the downforce pushing the wedgy bodywork into the road. And around the short Brands Hatch Indy circuit, it's about five seconds quicker than a touring car, and allegedly six seconds off F1 pace.