Caterham Seven

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Background
The Caterham Seven takes over where the Lotus Seven left off. Barely changed in decades, the fundamental sports car recipe is devastatingly simple: provide lots of grunt in a flyweight bodyshell. Not for wimps! There's also a mindset of endless improvement, with a conveyor belt of upgrades and different models now available. For more information on the Caterham Seven range, click on our further stories on the links below.

60sec road test
Do you believe the old days were better than today? Chances are you'll love the Caterham Seven then - with its old-school vibe and rebuttal of all things modern. Power steering? No chance. Electric windows? Forget it. Roof, doors, stereo, any form of modern creature comforts? You get the idea... This back-to-basics roadster takes the formula created by Colin Chapman in the 1950s and has refined it endlessly, to the extent that no single part if shared with its namesake. With a broad range, the current custodians now cater for all levels of performance needs, from the basic to the bonkers. The 160 is the cheapest model yet, taking the running gear of a three-cylinder Suzuki kei-car to make a lightweight special; or you can order your 7 in barmy Superlight R500 spec, where 263bhp meets 506kg. You get the idea...

The one we'd buy
Seven 160

The one we'd avoid like the plague
Supersport R

Rivals to consider
Ariel Atom, Westfield

For
Purity of steering, sense of fun

Against
Not for the faint-hearted - luxury is for wimps!

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