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 7 range just as long as you want a small, agile sports car with no frills and lots of character.
Caterham 7 Details
Caterham 7 Classic
Entry into the Caterham range starts with the 7 Classic at a very reasonable price but bear in mind that the options list includes such luxuries as heater, weather gear and paint. There is even the option to build it yourself!
Caterham 7 Classic Specifications
Caterham 7 Classic Performance
Caterham 7 Classic Economy and Emissions
Caterham 7 Roadsport
The Caterham 7 Roadsport range is designed for use both on and off the track. It has plenty of power (there are 150bhp and 175bhp engine upgrades for those who need more) along with weather equipment, carpets and a heater as standard.
Caterham 7 Roadsport Specifications
Caterham 7 Roadsport Performance
Caterham 7 Roadsport Economy and Emissions
Caterham 7 Supersport
The Caterham 7 Supersport was added to the range in 2011 to bring track-day thrills to a wider audience. It comes with a Caterham Motorsport-tuned 1.6-litre Ford Sigma engine, five-speed 'sprint' ratio gearing, lightweight flywheel and race-prepared suspension with high performance tyres on its 13" wheels.
Caterham 7 Supersport Specifications
Caterham 7 Supersport Performance
Caterham 7 Supersport Economy and Emissions
Caterham 7 Superlight
The Caterham 7 Superlight has a track oriented specification with carbon fibre panels and wide-track suspension. It is offered with a range of power upgrades from the standard 150bhp 1.6L Sigma engine shown here, to the R500 263bhp 2.0L Caterham Powertrain Ford Duratec.
Caterham 7 Superlight Specifications
Caterham 7 Superlight Performance
Caterham 7 Superlight Economy and Emissions
Information last updated June 28, 2015