Sports cars and aerodynamics typically sit together as a matter of necessity, but Caterham has historically ignored that idea. Not so anymore.
The British sports car maker just officially unveiled its AeroSeven concept at the Singapore Grand Prix. Unlike other members of the Caterham Seven family, this car features fully enclosed fenders. Based on the Seven CSR platform, the car gets a new carbon fiber body that the company says is a hint at future product styling. The company also says a production version of the concept will arrive sometime in fall 2014.
This is also the company’s first product with traction control and it also has a launch control system. Both of those systems will be fully adjustable thanks to the company’s new engine management system through the F1-inspired steering wheel.
Like the production Seven 485, this car is powered by a Ford Duratec-based 2.0-liter four cylinder with 237 hp sent to the rear wheels through a six-speed manual transmission. It can reach 62 mph (100 km/h) in under four seconds, and features a re-calibrated suspension.
It isn’t all about stripped-down mechanics, either. There’s also a high-resolution graphical display to handle the usual gauge cluster information as well as settings to the brakes and traction control.
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GALLERY: Caterham AeroSeven concept
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