Yet another Caterham Seven. What’s the deal with this one?
Fancy 0-60mph in 4.9 seconds for less than £18k? Thought so. Caterham has announced this more powerful version of the Seven Roadsport: £17,495 now buys you a 550kg Seven with a 150bhp 1.6-litre engine. Yep, that’s enough for 270bhp-per-tonne. That’s a whole lot of fun on the road or track for not a lot of loss in the bank account.
Haven’t we driven the new Ford-engined Seven already?
We tested the existing Seven Roadsport 125 last month and found out that it was a hoot to drive now that Caterham has finally dropped the archaic Rover K-series engine in favour of Ford’s 1.6-litre Sigma lump. Now the Seven has been blessed with a further 25bhp, which might not sound like a lot, but in a car as light as this it makes one hell of a difference.
Sounds like fun, will there be a Superlight version?
Oh yes. An extra £3000 will get you a track-ready car with a six-speed ‘box and stiffer suspension. The boffins at Caterham have even managed to shave another 50kg off the Superlight to give it an eye-watering 0-60 time of 4.6 seconds. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Seven, so keep an eye out for more versions of the track-day favourite over the coming months. Proof positive that there’s life in the old dog yet.