After taking the honours last year, Caterham aims to defend its lap record at the 2013 Cholmondeley Pageant of Power (14-16 June) with its SP/300.R.

This year, a quartet of British sportscar manufacturers will go head-to-head, with four distinct vehicles in an attempt to better last year’s record run.

With a best time of 61.89 seconds on the narrow circuit in 2012, Caterham’s spectacular sports prototype racer will compete against exotic supercars and specialist track-day vehicles.

Caterham Drive Experience instructor, Scott Mansell, will once again take the wheel of the SP/300.R for the event.

The racer will join supercars, classic and modern race cars, as well as specialist track-focussed machines, with the latter expected to do battle for the lap record.

Caterham Cars’ CEO, Graham Macdonald, said: “Last year’s contest was extremely close and we expect it to be even tighter this year, given that there are four British manufacturers attending, each with exactly the same aim.”

The SP/300.R is powered by a 2-litre supercharged Ford engine, producing 300bhp via a six-speed sequential gearbox. Flat out, it is capable of topping 180mph and will reach 0-62.5mph in 2.6 seconds.

The sports prototype vehicle has attracted strong demand among the premium trackday community with sales across the UK, North America and France.

Tickets for the three-day Pageant of Power event, celebrating automotive power and performance in all its forms, are priced £28.

Please visit http://www.caterham.co.uk or call 01883 333 700 for more information about the SP/300.R and Caterham’s rage of road cars. ENDS.