Caterham teases entry-level Seven, due this fall

Entry-level Caterham Seven teaser photo 31.05.2013
Entry-level Caterham Seven teaser photo 31.05.2013

To cost less than 17,000 GBP

Caterham has released a teaser photo and preliminary details about an upcoming entry-level Seven model.

Following a rumor which surfaced the web earlier this week, Caterham has officially announced a more affordable Seven which will cost less than 17,000 GBP (about 19,800 EUR or 25,900 USD). The car is being developed with a "super-compact, flexible and EU6-compliant engine".

The yet unnamed model promises to be the firm's most fuel-efficient car ever made. A full reveal will be made sometime this fall, but in the meantime Caterham will disclose additional specifications. Caterham's CEO Graham Macdonald said the new model "will be uncomplicated, easy to run and, most important of all, an intuitive and exciting drive."

Deliveries are programmed to kick off before the end of the year.

Source: Caterham

Caterham Cars will release a new, affordable entry-level version of the iconic Seven that harks back to the philosophy that inspired its creation.

The car will come with an accessible price tag at under £17,000 and will pay homage to the brand’s engineering DNA of ‘adding lightness’, with a super-compact, flexible and EU6-compliant engine.

As Caterham celebrates 40 years of developing and manufacturing the Seven, the new car will take the brand back to its simple design roots but remain entirely true to Caterham’s mantra of delivering “accessible fun”.

The as-yet unnamed car will be launched in Autumn this year, with first deliveries expected before the end of 2013.

Caterham Cars CEO, Graham Macdonald, said: “As we celebrate our 40th anniversary at Caterham, it feels good to be taking the brand right back to where it started. Colin Chapman designed the original Seven to be entirely ‘fit-for-purpose’ – a racing car for the road with the driving experience at its heart.

“With that in mind, the new entry-level Seven will be uncomplicated, easy to run and, most important of all, an intuitive and exciting drive.”

With Caterham’s minimalist DNA being applied to every aspect of the new Seven, including the engine, the car also stands a good chance of being the most fuel-efficient Seven ever built.

Details of the powertrain, which is being developed in conjunction with the Caterham Group’s engineering consultancy, Caterham Technology & Innovation, will be revealed in due course, along with further specification details.

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Cale24 Cale24
'Teasing' a Caterham 7 is an amusing concept. Pretty sure we can deduce what it will look like.
May 31st, 2013 6:22pm
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Mikeado Mikeado
Supposedly it will use Ford's 999cc EcoBoost engine. That would be quite cool in a way.
May 31st, 2013 6:03pm
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