Well yes, but that’s not very remarkable since they only make 25 units of Caterham-Lola SP/300 R! Fourteen of them are now sold in just over a month since the British bespoke sportscar maker announced the new racer.
This unique lightweight race car is the perfect tool for keen drivers on track days, those who want something more pure than the established BMWs and Porsches. It will also get its own one-make race championship in 2012, running alongside the Cooper Tire British F3 International Series. The car is powered by a 300bhp engine.
As well as individuals, several teams have placed deposits with Caterham to buy cars. The first team to order a SP/300.R was Staffordhsire-based Fauldsport, the reigning Caterham Superlight R300 Teams Champion, which placed deposits on three cars.
Caterham Cars managing director, Ansar Ali, said: “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.
“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.”