- Jun 24, 2011
Caterham R300 Superlight tackles the Nürburgring
Caterham R300 Superlight at the Nürburgring – Click above to watch the video after the jump
Nothing punishes quite like the Nürburgring. Drive anything around its twisting, undulating ribbon of tarmac and you know the suspension is working overtime. But it's quite another matter to see it. Unfortunately, the suspensions on most cars are hidden beneath their bodywork – but not on a Caterham Seven.
The classic lightweight roadster has its wheels placed outboard, so when the suspension is in motion, you can see the whole car working, its cycle fenders bobbing up and down. And that's just what you'll see in the video after the jump.
The boys over at Bridge to Gantry – those lovers of everything Nordschleife – headed home to the Green Hell in an R300 Superlight. Not the most powerful car Caterham has ever made (in fact you'll see its 178hp engine maxing out around 125 mph flat-out) but its low, low curb weight, coupled to the expertise of the driver behind the wheel, more than makes up for it, as he passes hot hatches, a Porsche, a motorbike and even a Chevrolet Corvette – along with one car that got spit out the top of the second Karousel. Follow the jump to see for yourself.