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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 7 range just as long as you want a small, agile sports car with no frills and plenty of character.

Caterham 7 Details

Production dates-
Fuel tank capacity36 litres
Warranty distance12,000 miles
Warranty length1 years
Service Intervals6000 miles

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

Fuel typeUnleaded Petrol
Engine typeStraight 4
Engine size1400 cc
Power105@6000 bhp
Torque95@5000 lb.ft
Transmission type5-spd manual
UK Retail pricefrom £16,650

Caterham 7 Classic Performance

Max Speed (Manual)110 mph
0-60mph (Manual)- seconds
0-100kmph (Manual)6.5 seconds

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 ample 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

Fuel typeUnleaded Petrol
Engine typeStraight 4
Engine size1598 cc
Power125@6100 bhp
Torque120@5350 lb.ft
Transmission type5-spd manual

Caterham 7 Roadsport Performance

Max Speed (Manual)112 mph
0-100kmph (Manual)6.2 seconds

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

Fuel typeUnleaded Petrol
Engine typeStraight 4
Engine size1598 cc
Power150@6900 bhp
Torque120@5790 lb.ft
Transmission type5-spd manual
Kerb Weight520 kg
UK Retail pricefrom £24,495

Caterham 7 Supersport Performance

Max Speed (Manual)125 mph
0-100kmph (Manual)4.9 seconds

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

Fuel typeUnleaded Petrol
Engine typeStraight 4
Engine size1598 cc
Power150@6900 bhp
Torque120@5600 lb.ft
Transmission type5-spd manual
UK Retail pricefrom £26,800

Caterham 7 Superlight Performance

Max Speed (Manual)125 mph
0-100kmph (Manual)4.7 seconds

Caterham 7 Superlight Economy and Emissions

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