Caterham Seven powered by 150bhp Ford Sigma engine

Caterham Seven powered by 150bhp Ford Sigma engine
Caterham Seven

The British Caterham Cars company has just announced a new generation of its Seven (7) family of sports cars. Despite offering Spartan (to say the least) interiors that make your austere Marcos TSO GTC look almost like a Bentley, the archaic-looking vehicles are extremely popular among European track-days enthusiasts. And justly so.

The new Seven will be powered by a 150 bhp Ford Sigma 1.6-liter engine, delivering impressive 270bhp per ton for only £17,495 for the entry-level Caterham Seven Roadsport model.

Caterham Seven Roadsport

There will also be a more “track-focused” Caterham Seven Superlight model.

Caterham Seven Superlight

Starting at £20,495, the vehicle will be equipped with carbon-cycle wings, six-speed gearbox and better suspension, featuring much more exciting 300 bhp per ton. Caterham promises that the Superlight will accelerate from zero to 60 mph in around 4.6 seconds.

Technical specifications:

Caterham Seven Roadsport 150  
Capacity (cc): 1595
Number of Cylinders: 4
Compression ratio: 11:1
Bore/Stroke (mm): 79,0/81,4
Max Power (bhp/rpm): 150 @ 6900
Max Torque (lbs ft/rpm): 120 @ 5600 (tbc)
Weight: 550kg
0-60mph: 4.9 Seconds (est)
Power-to-weight: 270 bhp-per-ton
Price in CKD: £17,495
Caterham Seven Superlight 150  
Capacity (cc): 1595
Number of Cylinders: 4
Compression ratio: 11:1
Bore/Stroke (mm): 79,0/81,4
Max Power (bhp/rpm): 150 @ 6900
Max Torque (lbs ft/rpm): 120 @ 5600 (tbc)
Weight: 500kg
0-60mph: 4.6 Seconds (est)
Power-to-weight: 300 bhp-per-ton
Price in CKD: £20,495

Photos: Caterham

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