Monday 18 October 2010 

Sachin Tendulkar Bowled Over By Caterham R500

Cricket’s greatest living batsman, Sachin Tendulkar, satisfied his passion for fast cars recently by piloting Caterham’s most extreme Seven.

Cricket's finest bowled over by Caterham R500

The leading century-maker and run-scorer in Test and One-Day International cricket displayed an aptitude for a very different discipline, scorching around a test track in Caterham’s top-of-the-range Superlight R500.

With 520bhp-per-tonne at his disposal, transmitted through Caterham’s world-renowned chassis, India’s cricketing legend quickly found his rhythm, feeling just as at home in the Seven as he does when positioned in front of the stumps, walloping 90mph balls into the stands.

On hearing what he would be driving, Sachin exclaimed: “Wow, I can’t wait, it does a 2.9 0-60mph acceleration time.

“I can’t believe the acceleration; it’s scary even in a straight line, and it handles brilliantly, just like a go-kart,” exclaimed Sachin after piloting the Caterham.

Andy Noble, Sales & Marketing Director at Caterham Cars said: “When we heard Mr Tendulkar was keen to drive the R500, we naturally jumped at the chance, to show off our quickest production model. We were delighted to hear how much fun he had driving the R500 and that he was able to experience something very unique and different.

“With a nickname like ‘Little Master’, it’s no wonder Sachin and the Seven were a good match.”

Sachin’s day in the R500 was organised by Autocar India magazine and coincided with his family holiday in London before a busy season of cricket. Knowing how much Sachin enjoys his motor vehicles, the magazine invited the sporting superstar to track test three vehicles of his choosing at a location in Surrey.

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