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Caterham Coupe to rival Porsche Cayman

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Caterham Coupe to rival Porsche Cayman

Caterham is planning to develop a new coupe model which will be a direct rival for the brand new Porsche Cayman.

Renault and Caterham have recently announced their collaboration which will help revive the Alpine brand but Caterham is planning to develop an Alpine model of its own, which will use a Renault sourced engine and it will be a direct rival for the brand new Porsche Cayman, which was unveiled just a few months ago. The British based automaker is planning to sell a total of 25,000 units of the new model by the end of its eight-year life cycle and prices for the model are expected to start at approximately 40,000 GBP.

“We know we can’t just make a car for hardcore enthusiasts and we wouldn’t want to. Our new car will be aimed at a far wider audience yet dynamically will still be unmistakably a Caterham”, said the Caterham commercial director, David Ridley.

The new Caterham model will use a Renault sourced four-cylinder engine with forced induction which will produce a total output of 270 BHP. This will help the model to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in under 5.0 seconds. Two transmissions will be available for the model, a six-speed manual and a paddle-shift automatic. The new Caterham Coupe will be launched in 2014.

Source: Autocar

by Cristian Gnaticov (my Google+) - Thursday, January 10th, 2013 - filed under Caterham, News. Image credit: .
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