We haven’t seen anything new from Caterham recently as the British manufacturer seems to he content with just producing continuation models of their iconic Lotus Seven models.

All that, however, was bound to change and now Caterham has announced that it has plans of unveiling a completely new model at the start of 2011. Details are still sketchy at this point, but Caterham has made it known that their new model is going to signal “the beginning of a new dawn for the Company, but one that remains true to the lightweight, minimalist DNA of the legendary Seven."

According to Caterham, this new model is going to be powered by a new in-house engine - the next-generation Caterham Motorsport engine - and is going to be built alongside the Seven. There’s no telling what kind of car this is going to be because Caterham is keeping their cards close to their chests. Fortunately, we won’t have to wait too long before we see the cat make its debut at the Autosport International Show in Birmingham, England on January 13, 2011. That’s about a month away so the wait really isn’t that long.

Nonetheless, we’ve already circled the date on our calendars.

Note: The photo above is of the RST-V8 Levante and not of the new concept that Caterham is working on.

Press Release after the jump.

Press Release

British sportscar maker, Caterham Cars, will introduce an entirely new model to its line-up at next month’s Autosport International Show.
The latest addition to the renowned Caterham stable marks the beginning of a new dawn for the Company, but one that remains true to the lightweight, minimalist DNA of the legendary Seven and will complement its continuing global success.

Powered by the next-generation Caterham Motorsport engine, the model will provide a logical expansion to the Company’s racing and trackday portfolio and open an exciting new chapter in its future.

The new model makes its world debut on Thursday, January 13, 2011, at the Autosport International Show, NEC, Birmingham.

Source: Caterham

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21 comments:

  (570) posted on 07.11.2011

Well, for me its a great that we have seen this car that we could only see in racing track. The production version has been released months ago. I bet it would be a tough competition between the KTM and Abarth.

  (553) posted on 07.11.2011

I’m really glad seeing a racing- bred road car! I bet this is a best option for the car racing enthusiast. However, I suggest that they choose the newer version it looks more modern and sporty.

  (580) posted on 05.31.2011

Dude, just check the updates online. They have posted the details and the features of Caterham as well. Have fun browsing!

  (579) posted on 05.31.2011

Oh well, nice try for Caterman but we have to give credits for bringing it to the Autosport International Motor Show. Lesson learned from this is “don’t expect too much.”

  (1211) posted on 05.3.2011

Well, actually they haven’t fulfill that promised that they will debut this car om January because its just released recently.

  (359) posted on 03.18.2011

huh? I can’t believe that they are actually making a production for this car! Its better if they put this one on the museum or in the auctioned.

  (345) posted on 03.14.2011

Not really a rival for Atom they are both street race car. It think its just the marginal race car made it street legal car! In short, you will be an idiot if you drive one.

  (765) posted on 12.21.2010

i bet this one wont make it on the market. it quite expensive if they try to sell it. better get a KTM Crossbow.

  (702) posted on 12.20.2010

I also think it would be cool if they made a powerful , small displacement turbo i4 or i5

  (702) posted on 12.20.2010

I also think it would be cool if they made a powerful , small displacement turbo i4 or i5

  (780) posted on 12.19.2010

well i guess they made sure that the details will never set into internet.

  (544) posted on 12.17.2010

damn they are keeping most of the important details of this thing.

  (347) posted on 12.17.2010

I have read a blog and I quote “Caterham says,that they will embrace lightweight minimalist DNA of the legendary seven.” Apparently, they didn’t get the minimalist.

  (340) posted on 12.16.2010

I aldso think it would be cool if they made a powerful , small displacement turbo i4 or i5

  (461) posted on 12.15.2010

I also think it would be cool if they made a powerful , small displacement turbo i4 or i5

  (206) posted on 12.15.2010

Hey guys, did you read the article? This is NOT a picture of the new car. This is their top of the line Lotus 7 with a V8. There are no pictures because the car hasn’t been released yet. That would ruin the unveiling at the show.
Now onto the car. I am excited. I am tired of 7’s. Okay, it’s a good handling light design. But something that looks original and includes aerodynamics but keeps the original idea of light weight will be much better.

  (89) posted on 12.15.2010

If they so gloriously told us about it in a press release, why did they didn’t gave the press more pictures of this baby? Or maybe on January?

  (26) posted on 12.15.2010

This one has two seats!!! This means that you can experience quite some sensations if you are with a skilled driver!

  (101) posted on 12.15.2010

Hopefully it will be a lucky 13 January! Looking forward to more details.

  (65) posted on 12.15.2010

This is a crappy press release. Aside of the photo they didn’t say anything, just fill in text.

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