As far as high-performance sportscars go, 180 horsepower isn't a lot. But when you're talking about a Caterham Seven - one of the lightest no-frills roadsters on the market - that's a boat-load. Consider that the Supersport model (derived from the racing version but homologated for the street) released just this past April offers up just 140 horsepower from a 1.6-liter Ford
Sigma four. Now Caterham has followed up with the more extreme Supersport R, packing a 2.0-liter Ford Duratec with 180 horsepower on tap.