What is even more surprising is the fact that their product line-up has been based around one single model, the 7, which is based on the Colin Chapman designed Lotus 7 from 1957.
Caterham Cars used to be a Lotus dealer, and bought the rights to reproduce the 7 back in 1973 and has since been producing faster, more refined versions of this one model.
So whenever news comes that Caterham is to introduce a new model, you can bet big money that it’ll be nothing more than just another variant of the 7. However, this time they are up to something completely new.
According to British car site Pistonheads.com, Caterham will launch an all-new car at the Autosport International Show on January 13, 2011.
This will be the first all new model to come out of Caterham since the short lived 21 model (see pic.) bowed out due to slow sales in the late 1990’s – only 48 ever got made. Hopefully they will get to make their new car in larger volume.
Caterham is staying tight lipped about the details of their new car, but they did mention that it will be powered by the next generation of their motorsport engine, and that the new car will be light and track focused. So unlike Lotus of late, Caterham plans to stick to its principals.
We can’t wait to see this new car from one of the most exciting car companies on the planet.
[Source: Pistonheads ]