Caterham Prepares Entry-Level Seven
Earlier this month, Caterham unveiled the Seven Limited Edition Pack - a model specially developed to celebrate its 40th anniversary. Now, it looks like the company will continue its celebration with the unveiling of a new entry-level version of the Seven.
According to the first details we have on the car, it will take the firm back to its roots and will pay homage to the brand’s DNA. Talking about the new model, Caterham Cars CEO Graham Macdonald said: "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."
The new entry-level Seven will be unveiled in the autumn of 2013 and will be priced at about £17,000 - or around $25,000 at the current exchange rates.
Click past the jump to read more about the current Caterham Seven.
Caterham unveiled the new Seven sports car back in 1973. Back then it was a super-lightweight sports car based on the Lotus Seven powered by a Lotus Twin Cam engine. This time around, the current models are powered by either a 1600 Ford Sigma or a 2.0-liter Caterham Powertrain (CPT) Duratec.
In base version, the engines deliver anywhere from 125, 150 or 175 horsepower whereas the Superlight R600’s 2.0-liter engine delivers a total of 275 horsepower and 200 pound-feet of torque. The R600 can sprint from 0 to 60 mph in just 2.88 seconds and can hit a top speed of 148 mph.