Yup, that’s right. The Caterham-Lola SP/300.R racing car is selling out fast, with more than half of the yearly allocation sold since the vehicle made its debut in January at the Autosport International Show in Birmingham.
Of course, more than half in this case is 14, since only 25 of these 300 hp lightweight racers are made each year. The low volume is so nothing is compromised in terms of build quality and customer service.
Besides well-heeled individuals, several teams have placed deposits for the car, with Fauldsport, the reigning Caterham Superlight R300 Teams Champion, booking three vehicles.
“We are delighted with the way the car was received at the Autosport show. It’s the first new model Caterham has built for 15 years but, even so, we were bowled over by the reaction and the interest, which led to several deposits being placed almost immediately,” Caterham Cars managing director Ansar Ali said.
“There are many more people who have registered their interest in buying the remaining 11 cars, so I’d anticipate that our order book will be filled quite soon.” Well, yes, lovely.