Land Rover Bowler EXR S v Caterham Seven Supersport race


Can a 1,750kg Land Rover Bowler EXR S Dakar racer keep up with a 520kg Caterham Seven Supersport track day toy? Steve Sutcliffe finds out.

This is a clash of the opposites. The Bowler EXR S is based on the Land Rover Range Rover Sport, but very little of the original car remains. Designed for Dakar-type off-road racing events, the 1,750kg Bowler has 550bhp, a sequential gearbox and trick suspension. But can it really keep up with a car weighing 520kg on a smooth track? The Caterham Seven Supersport has just 140bhp, but we all know it can embarrass some exotics. How about the £155,000 Bowler?