2014 Caterham Seven teased ahead of its debut

Article by Christian A., on May 30, 2013

Caterham announced a new, affordable entry-level version of the Seven, a car that will come with a price tag at under £17,000. According to the official press release, the new Caterham pays homage to the company’s engineering DNA of ‘adding lightness’, with a super-compact, flexible and EU6-compliant engine.

Moreover, the new Caterham will take the brand brack to its simple design roots but it will remain entirely true to Caterham’s mantra of delivering “accessible fun”. Set to be launched in Autumn, the first deliveries are expected before the end of the year. Caterham Cars CEO, Graham Macdonald, said: “As we celebrate our 40th anniversary at Caterham, it feels good to be taking the brand right back to where it started.

Colin Chapman designed the original Seven to be entirely ‘fit-for-purpose’ – a racing car for the road with the driving experience at its heart. “With that in mind, the new entry-level Seven will be uncomplicated, easy to run and, most important of all, an intuitive and exciting drive.”

A new entry-level variant of Caterham Cars’ iconic sportscar – the Caterham Seven 160 – is now up for grabs in the UK. Now powered by a super-compact, turbocharged Suzuki engine, much is expected from the Caterham Seven 160. European customers, on the other hand, will get an altered version called 165.

Prices start at £14,995 for the component form. Its live-axle rear suspension, compact engine and low weight are all inspired by the early Sevens and at the same time, paves the way for a new Seven range.

Powered by a 660cc, three-cylinder, turbocharged engine, the regular Caterham Seven 160 can produce 80 horsepower and sprint from 0 to 60 mph in only 6.5 seconds with a top speed of 100 mph.

Instead of outright performance, the new 160 offer a combination of agile charm and handling finesse thus redefining what it takes to be part of the budget sportscar segment. It comes as a refreshing addition to the Caterham range by introducing new levels of efficiency and value for money.

While the Caterham Group is growing and expanding to new sectors in the automobile world, it also takes the same effort to constantly renew its commitment of evolution for the Seven. Graham Macdonald Caterham Cars CEO says that the 160 brings something new to the table for entry-level vehicles. As it is economical, the 160 is also more accessible and offers an exciting driving experience similar to the other Seven models but of course with a bit of unique personality.

Topics: caterham, sports car

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