The feather-light 550kg body has been paired with a 2.0-litre, 275bhp Ford engine – giving it a power-to-weight ratio of 500bhp per tonne. This allows the stripped out racer to hit 62mph in only 2.6 seconds – meaning nothing this side of a Bugatti Veyron can touch it in a straight line.
Unfortunately, due to its lack of lights, tax disc and numberplates, this Caterham is reserved exclusively for the racetrack. If you want similar thrills on the road, you’ll need to plump for the 263bhp Caterham R500 Superlight.
So how can the British carmaker justify its £44,995 price tag? News reporter, Damion Smy, has been to Blyton Park to find out.