Caterham Seven 160 (2014–)
Caterham opens order books for the Seven 160
Priced at £16,950 + VAT = £20,340.
Suzuki-powered turbocharged 660cc, the car’s live-axle rear suspension, compact engine and low weight embody the pioneering spirit of early Sevens and represent a new entry-point to the Seven range.
The Seven 160 produces 80PS from its 660cc, three-cylinder, turbocharged engine, enabling it to accelerate to 62mph in 6.9 seconds (0-60mph in 6.6 seconds) and on to a top speed of 101mph.
With handling finesse, rather than outright performance dictating the driving experience, the new car redefines the budget sportscar segment while introducing new levels of efficiency and value for money to the Caterham range.
The new rear axle, a throwback to early Sevens in terms of simplicity and purity of design, complements the Suzuki Motor Corporation engine and lower overall body weight, while delivering Caterham’s acclaimed, intuitive handling experience and a balanced yet playful chassis.
To meet the desired performance criteria, the Caterham Group’s engineering consultancy, Caterham Technology & Innovation (CTI), fine-tuned engine performance from its standard output of 64PS to 80PS, while boosting fuel economy and reducing vehicle emissions. The vehicle conforms to EU5, EU6 and JC08 emissions regulations.
Caterham Seven 160 goes into production
As Caterham Cars prepares to kick off production of the Seven 160, the British sportscar maker has announced ultra-frugal performance figures for the entry level version of the iconic Seven.
The newest model to join the ever-expanding Seven range is powered by a super-compact, turbocharged three-cylinder Suzuki engine, which enables it to achieve an impressive 57.6mpg and emit just 114g/km CO2.
The combination of the car’s live-axle rear suspension, efficient engine and ultra-low weight offer drivers the unforgettable Caterham experience in the most affordable package yet. Priced from £14,995 in component form and £17,995 fully built.