Amazing... When Caterham released the R500 specs, I wished it had an engine like this instead of the FI engine it apparently has.
So what is "paddle shifted with manual override"?
Are you talking about Sugino's 7?A guy I used to work with built a Caterham -- originally with a Cosworth 2.0L @ 175 hp. He spent 14 years working on the car before he put it up on eBay (bids reached $62K but didn't meet his reserve... maybe he still has the car). He replaced the Cosworth with 6 cylinder (don't remember which one, but it was very expensive). I heard that it was over 375 hp on the dyno and the car weighed only 1200 lbs.
The odd part... he doesn't like to drive! The car has 0 miles. I see him from time to time riding his trike which has about 100,000 miles on it...
Yup! That's it.Are you talking about Sugino's 7?
FWIW, I think that 0-60 time is due to tall gearing, which is obviously needed to reach 254 mph. Almost every review I've ever read of a full-out race car (I think the most recent one I read was on a NASCAR vehicle) has had a slow 0-60, but was much faster as speeds increased.Porsche 917
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Porsche 917K in the distinctive Gulf Oil livery at the 2006 Goodwood Festival of Speed.The Porsche 917 is a racecar that gave Porsche its first overall wins at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1970 and 1971. Powered by the Type 912 flat-12 engine of 4.5, 4.9, or 5 litres, the long-tailed version was capable of a 0-62 mph (100 km/h) time of 2.5 seconds and a top speed of over 254 mph (407 km/h).