Caterham Cars prepares to kick off production of Seven 160

Article by Anita Panait, on January 24, 2014

Caterham Cars’ new Seven 160, the entry-level version of the iconic Seven, offers impressive fuel consumption figures. Powered by a super-compact, turbocharged three-cylinder Suzuki engine, the Caterham Seven 160 could return 57.6mpg and emit just 114grams of carbon dioxide per kilometer. The performance figures of the Seven 160 make it not only the most economical Seven but also the most cost-effective two-seater sportscar on the market.

The super-frugal engine is complemented by the car’s live-axle rear suspension, efficient engine and ultra-low weight. The Caterham Seven 160 could be availed from £14,995 in component form and £17,995 fully built.

The car can be also taxed for just £30 per year. Despite its fuel efficiency and value for money, the Caterham Seven 160 still offers pure power as well as nice handling. Its 660cc engine provides up to 80hp of output, allowing the Caterham Seven 160 to accelerate from zero to 62 mph in 6.5 seconds and reach a top speed of 100 mph.

"The 160 adds something truly different to the existing Seven range, whilst staying true to our core values of simplicity and purity,“ remarked Caterham Cars’ Chief Commercial Officer, David Ridley. He added that to achieve their performance criteria, they called on the expertise of their engineering division, Caterham Technology & Innovation (CTI).

He said that their engineers worked hard to fine-tune the three-cylinder Suzuki engine from its standard output of 64hp to 80hp as well as to ensure the car’s engine, suspension and overall dynamics all worked in harmony, while boosting fuel economy and cutting emissions. Caterham is also offering an altered, EU5-compliant version of the Seven 160 – the Seven 165 -- for Europe and the rest of the world. [source: Caterham Cars]

If you liked the article, share on:

Comments

Recommended

A few months ago, Mercedes-Benz promised that they will be treating everyone to a “big surprise” during the Monterey Car Week. And true enough, many of us were stunned as...
by - August 19, 2017
McLaren has already shown some interest in electrifying their models. And initially, we thought that they will just use hybrid systems to use across their current lineup. Nevertheless, we have...
by - August 19, 2017
Fifty years after its glorious victory at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, Ford launches the 2018 Ford GT ’67 Heritage Edition at the 2017 Monterey Car Week. The red...
by - August 18, 2017
Hyundai has recently unveiled an unnamed pre-production model of its new fuel cell SUV. We don’t know what to call this model just yet, but sources say that this model...
by - August 18, 2017
This weekend at the 2017 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, the BMW Z4 Concept will make its first public appearance. The good news is that we will finally have a real...
by - August 18, 2017
Facebook

Youtube Channel

Tip Us
Do you have a tip for us?
Did you film an important event?
Contact us
Newsletter
Subscribe to our newsletter!
Subscribe
Galleries