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Caterham 7

The Caterham 7 concept has never changed since the original Lotus design of 1957. The car is paired down to the pure experience of driving. Luxuries are kept to a minimum to allow an incredible power to weight ratio. Along with a stiff chassis and near perfect weight distribution, this makes the Caterham great fun to drive. Practicality isn’t something considered with this car. It is more suitable for track days and weekend blasts than everyday driving. There’s something for everyone within the amusingly extensive Caterham Seven range just as long as you want a small, agile sports car with no frills and plenty of character.

Caterham 7 Details

Production Dates1973-current
Fuel Tank Capacity 36 litres / 9.5 US gal
Warranty 1 years or 12,000 miles
Service Intervals 6000 miles

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Caterham Seven 160

Entry into the Caterham range starts with the Seven 160 at a very reasonable price but bear in mind that the options list includes such luxuries as heater, windscreen, weather gear and carpets! There is even the option to build it yourself! Power is modest but the car is so light and agile that it is one of the most fun to drive in the range. The engine is a tiny 660cc Turbo three-cylinder from Suzuki.

Caterham Seven 160 Specifications

Fuel type Unleaded Petrol
Driven Wheels Rear-wheel-drive
Engine type Straight 4
Engine Capacity 660 cc
Power 80@7000 bhp
Torque 107@3400 lb.ft
Transmission type 5-spd manual
Kerb Weight 490 kg / 1080 lb
UK Retail Price from £17,725

Caterham Seven 160 Performance

Max speed (manual) 100 mph / 161 kph
0-60mph (manual) 6.9 seconds

Caterham Seven 160 Economy and Emissions

EU Combined Fuel Economy (manual) 57.6 mpg / 4.9 L/100km
CO2 Emissions (manual) 114 g/km

Caterham Seven 270

The Caterham Seven 270 range is designed for use both on and off the track. It has ample power for such a light car and can be optioned for your requirements. Power comes from a 1.6 litre Ford Sigma engine.

Caterham Seven 270 Specifications

Fuel type Unleaded Petrol
Driven Wheels Rear-wheel-drive
Engine type Straight 4
Engine Capacity 1595 cc
Power 135@6800 bhp
Torque 165@4100 lb.ft
Transmission type 5-spd manual
Kerb Weight 540 kg / 1190 lb
UK Retail Price from £22,410

Caterham Seven 270 Performance

Max speed (manual) 122 mph / 196 kph
0-60mph (manual) 6.0 seconds

Caterham Seven 270 Economy and Emissions

Caterham Seven 310

Caterham Seven 310 is a tuned version of the 270 for those looking for a bit more edge.

Caterham Seven 310 Specifications

Fuel type Unleaded Petrol
Driven Wheels Rear-wheel-drive
Engine type Straight 4
Engine Capacity 1595 cc
Power 152@7000 bhp
Torque 168@5600 lb.ft
Transmission type 5-spd manual
Kerb Weight 540 kg / 1190.5 lb
UK Retail Price from £23,910

Caterham Seven 310 Performance

Max speed (manual) 127 mph / 204 kph
0-60mph (manual) 4.9 seconds

Caterham Seven 310 Economy and Emissions

Caterham Seven 360

The Caterham Seven 360 steps up to the 2 litre Ford Duratec engine. As usual things are spartan as standard and the car can be specified with equipment for road or track use.

Caterham Seven 360 Specifications

Fuel type Unleaded Petrol
Engine type Straight 4
Driven Wheels Rear-wheel-drive
Engine Capacity 1999 cc
Power 180@7300 bhp
Torque 194@6100 lb.ft
Transmission type 5-spd manual
Kerb Weight 560 kg / 1235 lb
UK Retail Price from £25,910

Caterham Seven 360 Performance

Max speed (manual) 130 mph / 209 kph
0-60mph (manual) 4.8 seconds

Caterham Seven 360 Economy and Emissions

Caterham Seven 420

Tuned for more power over the Seven 360 but with the same Ford Duratec engine.

Caterham Seven 420 Specifications

Fuel typeUnleaded Petrol
Engine type Straight 4
Driven Wheels Rear-wheel-drive
Engine Capacity 1999 cc
Power 210@7600 bhp
Torque 203@6300 lb.ft
Transmission type 5-spd Manual
Kerb Weight 560 kg / 1235 lb
UK Retail Price from £28,910

Caterham Seven 420 Performance

Max speed (manual) 136 mph / 219 kph

Caterham Seven 420 Economy and Emissions

Caterham Seven 620S

The Seven 620S is the fastest car in the range that can still be optioned with some creature comforts for road use. The Duratec engine is supercharged to produce a monstrous amount of power for such a lightweight car.

Caterham Seven 620S Specifications

Fuel type Unleaded Petrol
Engine type Straight 4
Driven Wheels Rear-wheel-drive
Engine Capacity 1999 cc
Power 310@7700 bhp
Torque 297@7350 lb.ft
Transmission type 5-spd Manual
Kerb Weight 545 kg / 1202 lb
UK Retail Price from £46,410

Caterham Seven 620S Performance

Max speed (manual) 145 mph / 233 kph
0-60mph (manual) 3.4 seconds

Caterham Seven 620S Economy and Emissions

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