Something a little different features on this week’s WWS, but seeing I’ve spent the weekend in the Seven 160S it seems only natural. By the way, the review for Seven 160S will be coming soon, so look out for that. For the time being though, let’s focus on its faster sibling – the Seven Superlight R300.
Offered by Junction 17 Cars, the Superlight R300 is one of the lightest cars money can buy, hence the name. Tipping the scales at around 500kg, the Superlight will need very little power in order to make decent progress. The 80hp I’ve had at my disposal in the 160S has been sufficient, so imagine what it must be like to use the 212bhp produced from the R300’s 1.8 litre petrol engine.
The power is thanks to a ‘track pack’ that’s been specified to life the power from 160bhp. The Superlight R300 will sprint its way to 60mph in 4.7 seconds and on to a top speed of around 130mph. The top speed may not be as much as you were expecting, but I’m sure you won’t think about it when you hooning down a B-road or hitting the apex at your local race track.
It’s covered just 29,224 miles since being produced in 2003, but this is not exactly a car you can use every day is it? However, I imagine every one of those 29,224 miles were completed with a grin on the driver’s face – not unless it was mid December of course. Speaking of drivers, this Superlight R300 has been enjoyed by two previous owners and will be offered for a price £21,975.
Also included in that price is an extensive service history, 2 keys, a Momo steering wheel, a carbon fibre dash, a tonneau cover…and that’s about it. Let’s be honest, that’s not the point of the car, it’s all about offering a car that can deliver the purest driving experience possible, and if the 160S is anything to go by, then the Superlight will be able to deliver that in spades!